A Northwestern University scientist wanted to see how the brains of people changed when they grew up listening equally to two distinctly different cultures of music, like rock and tango. So he commissioned a study, and found that, indeed, 'bimusical' experience leaves a lasting impact.
A law student in Bangalore died recently, and the newspapers have been filled with allegations of murder and honor killings. But upon closer inspection, there's no reason to believe it's not another suicide -- a scourge of Indian society.
Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake two years ago. In that time, much hasn't been done. Much destruction still remains. But, in some places, hope springs eternal. And on one soccer pitch, it's actually taken root.
Chile's children's book industry isn't known for light-hearted, fun reads. It's about morality-building and lesson-teaching. So a Dane, who lived in Chile for a time, decided to change that. She's organized a library that receives foreign-language books and then translates them into Spanish.
A group of high school students in Boston, immigrants, will become published authors this month. Their essays, reflections on what the American Dream means to them, will be published. The students come from all corners of the world.
At the Averroes Institute, a private high school for Muslim Americans in Fremont, Calif., academic rigor is supplemented by religious study. Averroes is the first school of its kind in the area and teachers say the school helps support the needs of young Muslim Americans.
Quebec's budget is swimming in red ink and the government has proposed hikes in college tuition to help fix that. But the students are upset and took to the streets. That led to a bungled government response that ultimately widened the protests to be a broader rebuke of government over-reach and budget cuts.
From the 1950s through the 1970s, the United Kingdom administered a test to all of its 11-year-old. Students who passed got the golden ticket, grammar schools, college and social mobility. Those who failed, the vast, vast majority, were ticketed to less prestigious schools and careers in factories, as garbage collectors and other blue collar positions.
Under laws in about 28 states, parents who provide alcohol to their children in their own homes can be prosecuted. The new laws are putting in parents in prison and one high school in Massachusetts is trying to educate parents about the laws as a way to curtail the practice.
It's not every day that someone employed as a janitor can graduate with a degree from Columbia University. But Gac Filipaj, a refugee who fled war-torn Yugoslavia in the 1990s, became that guy this month. He earned a degree in Classics from Columbia after spending 12 years as both a college janitor and a college student.