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6:23 am
Tue June 2, 2015

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Scientists have developed an app that tracks how much time students spend sleeping, working out, studying or partying.
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It sees you when you're sleeping ... it knows when you're awake ... it knows if you've been hitting the books, so be good for goodness' sake!

No, it's not Santa Claus. It's the digital Jiminy Cricket each of us carries in our pocket, otherwise known as a smartphone.

In a small experiment, researchers at Dartmouth College have shown that data automatically collected by an Android app can guess how students are spending their time — predicting their end-of-term grades with scary accuracy.

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Parallels
5:45 am
Tue June 2, 2015

In Turkey, Violence Against Women Is Often A Private Family Matter

Turkish women in the capital Ankara hold posters of Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was killed by a bus driver after fighting off an alleged sexual assault. The placard reads: "End killings of women."
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Mutlu Kaya is gifted with a strong, pure voice, and it nearly cost her her life. Or rather, many Turkish women say, it was the reaction to her singing by the men in Kaya's life. She's in the hospital, a bullet in her skull.

It started with a visit to Kaya's hometown by well-known Turkish folksinger Sibel Can. Can was a judge on a moderately popular TV singing show, and she was convinced Kaya could be a star.

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

UAB Reinstates Football Program But With A Financial Caveat

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 5:45 am

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Many NFL Players Make Abysmal Financial Decisions, Research Shows

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 5:45 am

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

California's Bishop Pines Are Dying. Is Drought To Blame?

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 5:45 am

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