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Mathematica 9 offers a bigger bucket of formulas

Wolfram Research has added more capabilities to Mathematica 9, offering formulas to ease social networking analysis, three-dimensional modeling and other computationally complex calculations.

Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks.

Online Tutorial Site Launches Free Computer Science Classes

Thanks to the Khan Academy, future programmers can get a free kick-start online.

Free Penmanship Print Font Helps Kids Smarten Up Their Handwriting

Little learners benefit from extra handwriting practice.

Linux Certificate Program Targets Newcomers to the OS

Starting this summer, a new offering from the Linux Professional Institute aims to help students and others get started with open source software.

Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad

A technology shift is under way. The PC’s promise to transform how learning happens in the classroom is being realized by Apple’s iPad.


Give Your Kid the Building Blocks of Life: Giant DNA Plush Dolls

Who says that learning and playing can't be the same thing? Biochemies DNA plush dolls encourage the pursuit of science while your kid thinks they're just playing with dolls.


Need Linux Skills? 12 Places to Learn Online

As Linux grows in popularity, virtual learning opportunities abound. Check out these dozen options.

Go Back to School on the Web

Education is expensive--unless you use a free independent-learning site such as Khan Academy or Open Yale Courses on your free time. But if your spare time is limited, you’ll want to choose one academic site that’s best for you.

38 Incredibly Useful Sites

If you haven’t tried underappreciated online services such as Earndit, PageOnce, and Rdio, you’re missing out on some of the Web’s handiest sites for managing your money, your health, your music, and more.