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Data Breach at UC Berkeley Affects over 80,000

A computer hacker broke into the computer system of the University of California, Berkeley that holds the financial data for more than 80,000 faculty, school officials, current as well as former employees, students and alumni. The school released the news on Friday. The university announced that although no evidence had been found that any personal information was taken, it notified the potential victims of this breach so they could watch their accounts for any signs of the possible misuse of personal data. Those who were notified included staff... 
 

Scientists at Wake Forest Print Body Parts That are Living

A team of scientists from Wake Forest University has used the combination of a special gel and living cells to print human body parts that are alive, including jawbones, ears and muscles. It is an advance on other previous attempts, which either involved the making of a scaffold of plastic and attempting to get cells to grow on or around it, or the printed out organ shapes which ended up dying or being too floppy. This new approach is a mix of live cells with the gel that begins as liquid but quickly hardens into a consistency of living tissue,... 
 

The Race for Education Equity

Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday has come and gone, already, this year so integration, discrimination, and segregation are a fitting discussion as we begin 2016. The celebrated civil rights activist helped, of course, to desegregate our communities, most significantly through encouraging the development of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. This movement began the cultivation of multi-ethnic neighborhoods and, more importantly, schools. And in the past five decades, how far have we come? This is precisely the core of the debate which took place... 
 

Sex Education in America: Debate Rages On

Sex Education Right now, it appears that Omaha is a microcosm of the rest of the United States; at least in terms of the debate over how sexual education should be regulated. As with any social topic, you can likely imagine that this one has resulted in great polarity. And if that is the case, you are correct. Of course, older conservative members of the community argue that current sexual education curriculum actually destroys childhood innocence. But in a time when any child can get onto the internet and witness just about anything you might imagine... 
 

America Needs Integration, Leadership in Education

Most people are probably aware of the term “dumbing down of America.” Indeed, it often does seem that way: it seems that television and other media continue to promote less thinking and more complacency, which leads to fewer and fewer people using their brains. But while it is easy to blame the media for distracting many from the more important things in the world, it may not be quite so easy to also blame the American public school system. And the American public school system has long been a target of criticism. Sure, it is often easy to determine... 
 

Hour of Code Helping Kids Create Technology

This week, the Hour of Code initiative is providing kids in more than 150 countries the opportunity to get involved with technology. As part of this program, these kids actually get to work at computer programming, a program intended to make the art of creating technology more exciting and fun. Although most of these kids already use some form of technology, few have actually developed anything. The Hour of Code involved kids from all ages with at-home lessons through Code.org/learn. These introductory lessons are completely free and consist of... 
 
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