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Sport

Arsenal grab late winner against West Ham

Yesterday at 23:08 PM, via News24

Arsenal ?claimed their second win of the seasons ?despite a poor performance of their own in a 2-1 victory over West Ham.

Education

Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?

Yesterday at 17:00 PM, via New York Times

Campaign volunteers go door to door to rouse voters on Election Day. Now some stay outside polling places, asking voters to text friends to join in.

Education

UK universities predict record student dropout rate

Yesterday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Fears that young people have ‘lost the discipline of learning’ add to students’ money worries as part-time jobs dry up

Record numbers of young people in the UK are starting a university course this autumn, with many anxious to escape a collapsing employment market. But as students embark on a very different university experience, vice-chancellors are worried that many may not last the...

Education

‘Seeing my son’s development was incredible’: the parents sticking with home schooling beyond lockdown

Yesterday at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

For many, the lack of formal education was tough. But some families are choosing not to go back to the school gate

It’s no secret that imposed home schooling during lockdown was tough on many parents. By June, one in three women and one in five men reported difficulties to the Office for National Statistics. They also said that a child in their house was struggling to continue their education...

Science/Tech

Trump Approves Deal Between Oracle and TikTok

Today at 02:26 AM, via New York Times

The approval delays President Trump’s threat to block a popular Chinese-owned social media app from the United States until it receives investment from American partners.

Science/Tech

‘At This Point, 5G is a Bad Joke’

Today at 01:49 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shared this skeptical opinion piece from Computerworld:Let’s start with the name itself. There is no single “5G.” There are, in fact, three different varieties, with very different kinds of performance… But, what most people want, what most people lust for is 1Gbps speeds with less than 10 milliseconds of latency… [T]o get that kind of speed you must have mmWave 5G — and...

Science/Tech

Oracle’s Plan to Keep Java Developers from Leaving for Rust and Kotlin

Today at 00:39 AM, via Slashdot

ZDNet reports:Oracle has released version 15 of Java, the language created 25 years ago by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems, which Oracle snapped up in 2009 for about $7.4bn to gain what it said was the “most important software Oracle has ever acquired”. Java 15, or Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 15, brings the Edwards-Curve digital signature algorithm, hidden classes, and former preview...