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Why Big Tech Is Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates

September 25, 2017

Everyone seems to have a beef with Big Tech these days, with politicians and pundits from across the political spectrum blaming consumer technology's largest companies for everything from income inequality and wage stagnation to #fakenews and President Donald Trump. Now we can add internet advocacy groups, long seen as allies with the Googles and Facebooks of the tech world, to the list.

These female marine scientists have a message for girls: Sharks aren't just for boys

September 24, 2017

In an effort to engage young girls in the fascinating world of sharks, Wigren is now the director of the Gills Club Symposium, which promotes girls' education in science, technology, engineering and math -- known as STEM. The club held an event this Tuesday and Wednesday where girls met and learned from 10 top female shark researchers at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

The Paradox of Worry About Job-Taking Robots in an Environment of Labor Shortages

September 22, 2017

The big idea that has captured much of our collective imagination is that the robots are coming to take our jobs.  Well, maybe not our jobs - as higher ed people seem convinced that no A.I. could ever do what they do.  But everyone else's job. At every academic / educational technology conference that I attend we always end up talking about robots.

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