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Iowa State University forced a professor to change syllabus after threatening to kick students out of class if they participate in racism, sexism, or homophobia

An Iowa State University professor was forced to change a course syllabus because it warned that students can be dismissed from class if they express views that support racism, sexism, homophobia, or other forms of discrimination. The syllabus stated that students could not choose “arguments against gay marriage, abortion, Black […]
Iowa State University forced a professor to change syllabus after threatening to kick students out of class if they participate in racism, sexism, or homophobia
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The virtual convention format played to the Democrats’ message discipline, but could be disastrous for Trump’s off-the-cuff style

This year’s socially distanced presidential nominating conventions have created an unprecedented challenge for both parties. Democrats managed to take advantage of the virtual events to stay on message and minimise drama. But this may be challenging for President Donald Trump, who prefers his speeches long, at least partially unscripted, full […]
The virtual convention format played to the Democrats’ message discipline, but could be disastrous for Trump’s off-the-cuff style
Tech

How to use speech-to-text on Microsoft Word to write and edit with your voice

You can use speech-to-text on Microsoft Word through the “Dictate” feature. With Microsoft Word’s “Dictate” feature, you can write using a microphone and your own voice. When you use Dictate, you can say “new line” to create a new paragraph and add punctuation simply by saying the punctuation aloud. If […]
How to use speech-to-text on Microsoft Word to write and edit with your voice
Lifestyle

How to recover from a stroke with 4 types of therapy

To recover from a stroke, you may need a combination of physical, occupational, emotional, and speech therapy. While not everyone can fully recover from a stroke, these therapies can help you regain physical functions and relearn daily activites. This article was medically reviewed by Steven Reisman, MD, a cardiologist and […]
How to recover from a stroke with 4 types of therapy
Tech

Facebook’s head of news defends the company’s decision to include sites like Breitbart in its curated News section: ‘I will always stand by their right to express their views’

Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, defended Facebook’s choice to include sites like Breitbart in its new News tab in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “We should include content from ideological publishers on both the left and the right – as long as that content meets our integrity standards […]
Facebook’s head of news defends the company’s decision to include sites like Breitbart in its curated News section: ‘I will always stand by their right to express their views’
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Conservative MP appears to shove protester into pillar after climate change organisation interrupts high-profile speech

Climate change protesters wearing red gowns and sashes reading “climate emergency” interrupted a high-profile political event in London on Thursday. Several women, members of the environmental group Greenpeace, stormed into the landmark Mansion House building in London during a banquet. A recent Twitter post showed footage of Mark Field, Britain’s […]
Conservative MP appears to shove protester into pillar after climate change organisation interrupts high-profile speech
Tech

Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin. It’s a key part of the company’s bigger plan to embed computers in our bodies

Researchers from Facebook’s clandestine and ambitious consumer hardware group known as Building 8 created an armband that transforms words into understandable vibrations. The work is a key component of the company’s aim to create the world’s first brain-machine interfaces – devices that essentially embed our phones or laptops in our […]
Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin. It’s a key part of the company’s bigger plan to embed computers in our bodies
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Here’s the full federal budget speech

The federal budget has just been handed down by treasurer Scott Morrison. Here’s his speech in full. Thank you Mr Speaker, I move that this Bill now be read a second time. “What have you achieved? What are you going to do now? What does it mean for me?” These […]
Here’s the full federal budget speech