The Radical Transformation of the Textbook

For several decades, textbook publishers followed the same basic model: Pitch a hefty tome of knowledge to faculty for inclusion in lesson plans; charge students an equally hefty sum; revise and update its content as needed every few years. Repeat. But the last several years have seen a shift at colleges and universities—one that has [&hellip

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New Republic Drops Out Of Climate Forum Over Backlash To Buttigieg Op-Ed

The summit, set for Sept. 23 in New York, will provide an opportunity for Democratic presidential candidates to discuss the climate change crisis after the Democratic National Committee said it would not host a debate focused solely on the issue, TNR and Gizmodo announced Thursday. “This incident was entirely inconsistent with our values as journalists [&hellip

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Japan tries to please Rugby World Cup fans with rethink on tattooed bather ban

Hot spring resorts consider lifting traditional curbs on displaying body art, which is associated with criminal gangs Thousands of hot springs in Rugby World Cup. Visitors are accustomed to warnings to cover up their body ink while they are in Japan, where tattoos are traditionally associated with membership of restorative waters of Japans thousands of [&hellip

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Cuphead Update Is Being Delayed for a Very Good Reason

It's the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but that doesn't mean the Replay team doesn't have any videogame news for you. In fact, we have a couple interesting tidbits. Here's what you need to know from the short week in just a couple minutes, plus a recommendation for a game to check out over the [&hellip

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Taxing gifts to loved ones ‘should be simplified’

How does inheritance tax work? Inheritance Tax is a tax on the estate – the property, money and possessions – of someone who has died. However, no tax is paid if the estate is valued at less than £325,000 or if anything above this threshold is left to a husband or wife, civil partner, charity, [&hellip

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Birdwatching is like Pokmon Go but with real animals

Birdwatching probably conjures up images of an old, retired guy sporting binoculars behind his country home. But Jason Ward is rapidly dispelling that stereotype. He’s been an avid birder since his childhood, growing up in The Bronx, NY, and has brought his passion to social media. His #TrickyBirdID Twitter threads challenge people to snap photos [&hellip

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Twitter Still Has A White Nationalist Problem

Last month, Twitter put up another blog post declaring that it had made “strides” to build a “healthier” service Then Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, in Vancouver, Canada, to talk about the “health of the conversation” on his platform. Dorsey, who still commands puffy profiles in The New York Times. In Vancouver, he threw around terms [&hellip

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How Early-Stage VCs Decide Where to Invest

In an investing world glamorized by Shark Tank, Silicon Valley, and “unicorns,” simple, straightforward communication about what drives VC decisions is rare. At the early stage of venture investing, raw data is very hard to come by. Obviously! At that point, the company usually hasn’t gone to market yet in any real way. So at [&hellip

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Mark Zuckerberg allegedly created a fake, racist social media profile in former colleagues name

Image: ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock All the noise around the “drunk Pelosi” video has made something clear: Facebook wants to have it both ways.  Some at the company would have us all believe that great strides have been made in the platform’s ongoing fight against misleading “fake news” content. But Facebook also won’t take the step of [&hellip

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Trump Would Face Obstruction Charges If He Weren’t President: 560 Ex-Prosecutors

Donald Trump’s conduct as outlined in special counsel “Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of [&hellip

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