HARDWARE

Education’s aversion to digital archival could potentially erase billions in student debt

Thanks to a lack of digital back-ups, an estimated $5 billion in student loan debt could essentially disappear. Last month, the New York Times reported on a series of lawsuits brought by financial institutions against former students who have defaulted on their loans. Some of the suits were dismissed, and all of the student’s debt erased, because important physical documents proving loan ownership had gone missing. No one can prove who owns the loans, meaning a judge can rule the student doesn’t…

Technology

Let's be clear about science education and engagement

Let's be clear about science education and engagement science In last week's blog piece "The public don't want to be involved in science policy" Hannah Baker used the recent Wellcome Trust Monitor Survey to argue that rather than involving the public in decisions around science, we need to be focusing on … Math, Science Popular Until Students Realize They're Hard science The researchers found that while math and science majors drew the most interest initially, not many students finished with…