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Online comic strip hopes to improve girls’ health

In a preliminary study a few years back, researchers found that an educational, online comic strip geared toward 8- to 10-year-old black girls helped them eat better and exercise more.…

A best friend? You must be kidding

Traditional best-friend bonds might be suffering at the hands of school officials intent on discouraging anything that hints of exclusivity in an era when cliques can lead to bullying, both…

How colleges can drive traffic to their web sites

Digital marketing guru Karine Joly told a group of college technology officials that it’s time for them to stop relying on gut instincts when devising ways to increase web traffic…

Job outlook brightens for new grads–just barely

To get a sense of the job market new college graduates face, consider the latest crop of nurses from Santa Rosa Junior College. Just eight of the 55 students are…

Swiss solar innovator wins Millennium Technology prize

The inventor of a low-cost solar cell that could be used to build electricity generating windows has been awarded this year's Millennium Technology Prize, BBC News reports. …

Put your face in space

Want to fly aboard the space shuttle? You can get some face time in orbit, digitally speaking, through the space agency's "Face in Space" web project, MSNBC reports. …

Digital self-publishing upends traditional book world

A technological disruption is loosening traditional publishers' grip on the book market, reports the Wall Street Journal—and giving new power to technology companies like Amazon to shape which books and…

Parent video protesting state budget cuts goes viral

A video produced by parents at a California elementary school to protest state budget cuts has become an online sensation, offering several lessons in internet advocacy for school stakeholders.…

Cost, technology threaten school yearbooks

For nearly a century, the yearbook has been as much a part of high school as the prom and Friday night football games—but that’s now changing, reports the Omaha World-Herald.…

Google’s logo redesigned by school children

On May 18, Google announced the 40 regional finalists in its annual Doodle 4 Google competition, which challenges school children to create their own version of the Google logo, reports…