• Internet
    Haredi municipality to make Internet services available

    The Bnei Brak Municipality inaugurated a unique initiative to make municipal and government services accessible to the public, which they called Modai’ir. The need for such a project was born in light of the fact that most of the city’s residents refrain from using the Internet for reasons of religious common sense. “As part of the […]

  • Education
    Education in NSW is at an historic crossroads: Mark Scott

    As part of high school history I remember learning about Woodrow Wilson, the US President a century ago. Woodrow’s 14-point plan, the Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations. These are some of the headlines you keep with you from school as you trundle through life. Recently though, I discovered a statement widely attributed to […]

  • Science Updates
    NaVIC GPS System to Alert Fishermen About Disasters, Boundaries: ISRO

    Fishermen can be alerted about natural disasters and position of the International Maritime Boundary Line while they are at the sea using the NaVIC system, a home-grown GPS, a senior ISRO scientist said Friday. This will help in loss of lives of fishermen and alert them from entering the waters of the neighbouring countries, he said. The […]

  • Education
    Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

    The United Nations defines sustainable development as “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. As such, sustainable development not only deals with environmental issues, but economic, social and cultural issues as well. Given the increased demands placed on societies and the environment due to, among other […]

  • Science Updates
    ISRO Says Working on Smaller Launch Vehicles for Satellites up to 700kg

    ISRO is working on building smaller launch vehicles that will carry satellites weighing 500 to 700-kg to up to 500 kilometres from the Earth’s surface, the Indian space agency’s chief K. Sivan said. Speaking at the inaugural session of the Bengaluru Space Expo 2018, a biennial event organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Sivan […]

  • Education

    STRUCTURED LEARNING DIDN’T serve me particularly well. I was kicked out of kindergarten for running away too many times, and I have the dubious distinction of having dropped out of two undergraduate programs and a doctoral business and administration program. I haven’t been tested, but have come to think of myself as “neuroatypical” in some way. […]

  • Education
    Iran’s Student Activists Denied an Education

    This time of year in Iran, graduate school applicants learn if they’ve been accepted into the programs they’ve strived for based on their national exam rank. But over the past decade, authorities have been quietly barring student activists from furthering their education, marking their application status with a “star” that indicates their application is “missing documents.” […]

  • Science Updates
    ISS Leak: Russia Weighs Possibility of Sabotage

    Russia’s space agency said on Wednesday it hopes to announce the origin of a small hole found on a Russian module docked at the International Space Station in the coming weeks, including addressing whether the damage was deliberate. Crew members last week found the hole – roughly 2 millimetres in diameter – on the inner wall of Russia’s Soyuz […]

  • Education
    Determined To Gain Education, Students Cross Forests, River To Reach School

    Going to school for students in well-developed cities means hopping onto one of the school buses and enjoying a smooth ride to the school. However, in Madhya Pradesh, small children are climbing high mountains, rafting through rivers and sliding in valleys to gain the education. Mehgaon, a Nagar panchayat in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh […]