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2/20/2018

Students from the Washington, D.C., area staged a "lie-in" Monday outside the White House as part of increased activism since the Florida school shooting. The event, organized by Teens for Gun Reform, included some students lying on the ground as if they were dead for three minutes -- the time span of the Feb. 14 shooting spree.

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2/20/2018

Homo erectus, first seen in Africa nearly 2 million years ago, invented language to communicate with others, according to Bentley University professor Daniel Everett, who shared his thesis at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Texas. Everett says Homo erectus used language for hunting, boat-building and travel by sailing, a theory that has received mixed reactions from peers.

2/20/2018

Half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced discrimination, including being paid less than men and being treated as if they are inept, according to a Pew Research Center study. Women who face the most discrimination include those with postgraduate degrees and those working in male-majority settings, the study finds.

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2/20/2018

Educators should allow flexibility and encourage students to take risks in order to help prepare them for careers, according to four veteran entertainment production professionals who spoke at the recent NAMM show and conference. During the event, they also shared how developing mental toughness helped them in their own careers.

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2/20/2018

Students in about 30 California high schools can enroll in data science, with some schools offering it as a math credit. Students use computers to analyze large sets of data, a skill increasingly in demand in the workforce.

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2/20/2018

Students at a California school are designing and building models of six different homes to replace the one their teacher, Anna Solano, lost last year during the state's wildfires. Solano calls it a "teachable moment" that students chose to design a project around the disaster.

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2/20/2018

Teachers at an Oregon school are offering weekly exploratory classes based on their interests to engage students in topics ranging from sewing to fishing. Principal Tom Rambo is teaching a hands-on bicycle maintenance class to third- through fifth-graders where students work on bikes in the Maker Lab.

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2/20/2018

High-school students from five countries recently participated in the United Nations' "Global Classroom STEAM Challenge". The event invites students to use science, technology, engineering, arts and maths skills to address sustainable development issues.

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2/20/2018

Over 88% of companies were targeted by email phishing scams in 2017, up from 75% in 2016, per a Proofpoint report. Spoofed identities were on the rise in 2017, and social media-themed attacks also were significant, the report shows.

2/20/2018

A class of Ohio middle-school students are using math, financial literacy and science skills to design a plane, build a model and book a complicated trip to an exotic destination. The lesson is part of the nine-week Northeast Ohio Genius Project.