On the scale of "irritating" to "soul-boiling" telemarketers, college alumni fundraisers aren't the worst. The way that school alumni relations offices decide which former students to contact, however, is a liiittle creepy. Colleges are scouring former students' Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to figure out who to hit…
Everyone's skipped the occasional class here and there, but clearly Harvard University is taking it seriously. It's started tracking the attendance of its students using secret cameras—and it didn't tell them it was doing so.
Deep within the bowels of Apple, there's a secretive school where employees learn about the company and how to work for it. Some call it education, others indoctrination—but either way, a new report explains what it's like.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—these are things that we use everyday! And these are things that a whole college education can be based off now. Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina has made an entire undergraduate major for social media. You can graduate with honors in Facebooking.
Want to find life on other planets but don't know where to begin? Starting in January, the University of Edinburgh will be offering a course on the search for extraterrestrial life. Best of all? You can take the course online for free.
Stanford is a hot house for the technology industry, producing a constant stream of graduates who have gone on to set up and run the great and good of Silicon Valley. But while such a close working relationship has seen many successes, the sheer quantities of money involved make the set-up increasingly tense.
4/20 (which is this Friday for you no clock having, no calendar using hippies) is supposed to be a genial day filled with the united airy bloom of a specific natural, medicinal herb, shower-wary people and no worries 'bout a thing. Colorado University is trying to crush that experience and ruin 4/20 for everyone.
Buying textbooks in college are annoying! They're expensive, heavy, and instantly useless after finals. Amazon is trying to change the game with Kindle Textbook Rentals, it's a service that lets students rent Kindle textbooks to save tons of money.
A warning to the nerd who dares mix his ballpoints with this pen! It's a dangerous life for a nerdlinger, now the University of Illinois has introduced a pen that writes electrical circuits in real silver.
Say hello to the Mermaid, a self-propelled endoscopy device used to photograph your digestive tract.
The best battery is one that lasts forever. The runner-up is one that charges because you're using the device it powers. And Australian researches are trying to make the latter a more mainstream reality.
There may be one benefit to the rising cost of gas. It could make Americans less fat.
These lenticular lens floor tiles are designed to organize pedestrian traffic flow, forcing people to walk on one side of the thoroughfare. It'll work, if only because people will need to step to the side to puke.
All sorts of rare and unusual artifacts in Yale's collection are being photographed/digitized for the web, so everyone around the world can check out a handwritten Mozart sonata or William Blake watercolor, even if they don't actually attend Yale.
A team from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is hoping to take to the skies in their human-powered helicopter tomorrow.
There are certain things in my life that I really, really hope don't turn out to be defective—seat belts, parachutes, the private browsing setting when I use my girlfriend's computer—but toilet paper might just have made it to the top of that list.
If you thought taking a photo on your phone was as simple as framing and snapping, think again—Pennsylvania's Immaculata University is teaching students how to use them "properly." Professor Flannery explains that "it's part of our responsibility to teach kids how to use this tool."
From the source: "A typical Computer Science lecture at Humboldt Universität, Berlin." My guess is that you can apply this to most Computer Science lectures in most universities all around the world. [Blubber]