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App Teaches Kindergartners Basic Computer Coding

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartner can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed...

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  • FILE - This May 22, 2012 file photo shows a demonstration of a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent 592,000 left-turn and  intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting rules to require the technology in new vehicles.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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  • This photo combination shows the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm. Top row, from left: Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million; Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million; Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, $55.3 million; Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor, $39 million; and Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $37.2 million. Bottom row, from left: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $36.3 million; Robert Iger, Walt Disney, $34.3 million; David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $33.3 million; Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner, $32.5 million; and Brian Roberts, Comcast, $31.4 million. (AP Photo)

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    Teaching with Elan

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    Hospitals where nurses are qualified to bachelor’s degree level and have lower patient-to-nurse ratios have lower mortality rates. In a cross-European study published in The... Read more

  • More than a third of UK universities have given up teaching European language degrees.

    UK: We Need to Fall Back in Love With Learning Languages

    The drop in applications to European language programmes at UK universities will not have come as a great shock to anybody teaching languages. For at... Read more

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014 shows U.S. Navy Commander Valerie Overstreet poses on the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her husband, also a naval officer, were stationed in different parts of the country made it complicated. So she decided to take advantage of a fledgling Navy program that allowed her to take a year off and return to duty without risking her career or future commands. Now, three years later, she’s got a two-year-old daughter and a nine-month old son, she’s back at work at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and her promotion to captain has been confirmed.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Sabbaticals May Help Military Keep Women in Ranks

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.—Navy Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her... Read more

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    A Creative Résumé to Attract Employers: 1-Page Job Proposal

    Author Patrick G. Riley has developed a new, proactive job application tool. He provides job-seekers with a guide to building a one-page job proposal. The... Read more


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