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Caffeine-Eating Bacteria May Fix Your Broken Heart

Everyone loves a good cup of joe, including our friendly neighbourhood bacteria Pseudomonas putida CBB5. This microbe can consume caffeine with the best of us, a talent that could help heart arrhythmia and asthma patients.


The Human-Powered Helicopter That Hopes To Take Flight

A team from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is hoping to take to the skies in their human-powered helicopter tomorrow.


Defective Toilet Paper Flooded The University Of Colorado For Two Years

There are certain things in my life that I really, really hope don’t turn out to be defective—seat belts, parachutes, the private browsing setting when I use my girlfriend’s computer—but toilet paper might just have made it to the top of that list.


University Teaches Students Finer Aspects Of Phone Photography

If you thought taking a photo on your phone was as simple as framing and snapping, think again – Pennsylvania’s Immaculata University is teaching students how to use them “properly”. Professor Flannery explains that “it’s part of our responsibility to teach kids how to use this tool”.


This Is The Real Reason Why Students Need Computers In Classrooms

From the source: “A typical Computer Science lecture at Humboldt Universität, Berlin.” My guess is that you can apply this to most Computer Science lectures in most universities all around the world. [Blubber]


Can Twitter Make You Smarter?

Can using Twitter make you smarter? A new semester-long study found that university students who used Twitter for educational purposes earned GPAs a half-point higher than a non-tweeting control group.


There Are 5000 Janitors In The US With PhDs

There are 18,000 parking lot attendants in the US with university degrees. There are 5000 janitors in the US with PhDs. In all, some 17 million university-educated Americans have jobs that don’t require their level of education. Why?


Want An iPad And A Degree?

Adelaide University’s giving both away. Well, not exactly giving. You still have to earn the degree, and you’ll pay for the Pad in Uni fees, obviously.


Professorial Spy Games Take The Fun Out Of Cheating

In the eternal arms race that is teachers versus cheaters, the administration of the University of Central Florida has hit DEFCON-1. And they’re doing it with technology.


La Trobe Uni Joins iTunes U

Melbourne-based La Trobe University today joined a whole heap of other Australian unis by adding their content to iTunes U. I still find it mind blowing that I’m still paying off my 3 years at uni – an education I probably could have gotten for free online if I’d only waited a few years for iTunes U to launch…