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Education

Education department challenged over support for One Britain One Nation Day

Yesterday at 23:30 PM, via The Guardian

Attempt to enlist schoolchildren in day celebrating British values criticised on social media

The government has been criticised on social media after supporting a campaign encouraging schoolchildren to commemorate “One Britain One Nation” day on Friday.

A tweet from the Department for Education said it was encouraging schools across the UK to celebrate the day and featured a link to...

Education

The Guardian view on dog-whistle Tories: culture wars in the classroom | Editorial

Yesterday at 19:59 PM, via The Guardian

MPs ought to be embarrassed by a stunt designed to whip up animosity without addressing real problems of inequality and disadvantage

The chairman of parliament’s education select committee has produced a report designed not to illuminate a problem but divert attention from it. Conservative MP Robert Halfon and his colleagues think that “white working-class” pupils have fallen behind...

Science/Tech

Microsoft Hits $2 Trillion Market Cap

Yesterday at 23:40 PM, via Slashdot

Microsoft’s market capitalization hit $2 trillion for the first time. GeekWire reports: The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant trails only Apple among the world’s most valuable companies. Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the $2 trillion mark in August. Fellow Seattle-area giant Amazon, valued Tuesday at $1.77 trillion, is also approaching the $2 trillion club. Microsoft...

Science/Tech

Monero Emerges As Crypto of Choice For Cybercriminals

Yesterday at 23:02 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: While bitcoin leaves a visible trail of transactions on its underlying blockchain, the niche “privacy coin” monero was designed to obscure the sender and receiver, as well as the amount exchanged. As a result, it has become an increasingly sought-after tool for criminals such as ransomware gangs, posing new problems for law enforcement....

Health

Covid’s Delta Variant: What We Know

Yesterday at 23:28 PM, via New York Times

The variant is gaining traction worldwide. But vaccines are driving down coronavirus case numbers in the U.S., and it’s unclear whether Delta will reverse that trend.