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Trillions in Gold Beneath Ocean Spurs Modern Gold Rush

Trillions in Gold Beneath Ocean Spurs Modern Gold Rush -Miners have almost exhausted all land-based gold riches. It has become much harder to find, extract, and process and the likelihood of stumbling upon a nugget on the ground is practically zilch.

New Round of ‘Exam Howlers’

"Every new generation must rewrite history in its own way," wrote the philosopher R. G. Collingwood. But the surreal historical revisions revealed in Times Higher Education’s annual "exam howlers" competition are probably not what the esteemed University of Oxford don had in mind.

Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs

The University of Washington plans to offer “enhanced” versions of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) it will develop through a partnership with Coursera, according to the university’s provost.

Higher Ed’s Other Immigrants

President Obama's announcement last month of a new policy that would allow most students who lack the documentation to reside legally in the United States to avoid deportation was the latest high-profile development regarding what is by most accounts a very small segment of the college population.

Linking twin extinctions of species and languages

A recent study noted that most of the 6,900 languages spoken on Earth occur in regions of high biodiversity. These findings point to a strong correlation between biological and linguistic diversity, with languages closely connected to the habitats where they are found.