College enrollment is up 37.3 percent since 2000. Hispanic students have increased 87.5%, black students, 75.6%. Whites still comprise the majority of college students, at 60.5%. Women in college now substantially outnumber men.
It seems as technology progresses devices get smaller and smaller and that goes for drones as well. According to Wired, mini-drones are being tested in Oklahoma in program known as Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety and it will be used for aerial surveillance. So what exactly is this program for? Amie Stepanovich, associate litigation counsel for EPIC, fills us in… Read more →
As predicted in this column several years ago, tropical diseases have started to appear in Europe. Among these is the dreaded Dengue Fever, which can develop into an Ebola-like haemorrhagic form, causing the patient to bleed from the nose, mouth, ears and eyes. To date there are 34 cases reported on the Isle of Madeira, Portugal. The cases were confirmed… Read more →
Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators gathered in Athens to protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel – the woman they blame for much of their financial hardship.
(Reuters) – Eleven euro zone countries agreed on Tuesday to press ahead with a disputed tax on financial transactions designed to help pay for the cost of fixing a crisis that has rocked the single currency area. The initiative, pushed hard by Germany and France but strongly opposed by Britain, Sweden and other free-marketers, gained critical mass at a European Union finance ministers’ meeting… Read more →
US researchers say they will redouble their efforts to create human sperm from stem cells following the success of a Japanese study involving mice. A Kyoto University team used mice stem cells to create eggs, which were fertilised to produce baby mice. Dr Renee Pera, of Stanford University in California, aims to create human sperm to use for reproduction within… Read more →
Nevada’s law banning cash bonuses for voter registrations has been upheld by that state’s supreme court despite an ACORN-backed legal challenge to its constitutionality. The decision upholds the 2011 criminal conviction of former senior ACORN executive Amy Adele Busefink for her role in a massive voter fraud conspiracy. Voter fraud, sometimes called vote fraud, election fraud, or electoral fraud, is… Read more →
Drawing the ire of the gun lobby, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Such a tax alone wouldn’t close a $115 million budget gap in 2013, but it could at least funnel money into the county’s $3 billion operation — where roughly two-thirds… Read more →
As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it’s not clear how many are in danger. Officials don’t how many of the shots may have been contaminated with meningitis-causing fungus tied to the outbreak. And the figure includes not only those who got them in the back for pain… Read more →
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders have sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking why requests for more protection were denied to the U.S. mission in Libya by Washington officials prior to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The denials came after repeated attacks and security threats to U.S…. Read more →