An Interactive Chart Of Which Jobs Your College Degree Actually Gets

What was your major in college and what jobs can it really get you? This interactive chart answers that question for all the most popular college degrees. » 5/26/14 7:00am 5/26/14 7:00am

College application fees are a barrier to getting an education

This is the time of the year when senior high school students are furiously applying for college — a process that will decide where they will spend the next several years of their life, and shape their futures. And a lot of them will face a common problem: They have the grades to get into a particular school, but they… » 11/27/12 2:29pm 11/27/12 2:29pm

Free university course will have you searching for aliens at a college…

Want to find life on other planets but don't know where to begin? Starting in January, the University of Edinburgh will be offering a course on the search for extraterrestrial life. Best of all? You can take the course online for free. » 7/22/12 10:30am 7/22/12 10:30am

Well, Breaking Bad happened in real life

If Breaking Bad's central conceit — that a harried high school chemistry teacher and his former student team up to enter the lucrative world of methamphetamine production — seems too outlandish to you, here's a strange case that demonstrates just how life can mirror art. » 12/04/11 9:40am 12/04/11 9:40am

Neil deGrasse Tyson recounts his first meeting with Carl Sagan

Here's some seriously uplifting material to kick off your weekend. Turns out that when Neil deGrasse Tyson was applying to colleges in high school, Carl Sagan made an outstanding effort to make him feel especially at home at Cornell University, where he taught. » 9/30/11 6:00pm 9/30/11 6:00pm

Science proves that teachers should get tattoos

Some scientific studies choose massively weird topics...this is one of those. But among all those weird topics, a select few also produce results so bizarre, so counterintuitive that it makes you rethink everything...starting with whether teachers look better with tattoos. » 2/23/11 1:30pm 2/23/11 1:30pm

Baltimore college is schooling undergraduates in the undead

This semester the University of Baltimore is offering English 333, a.k.a. the pop history of zombies. Sadly, Spam and fruit cocktail hoarding does not appear to be on the syllabus. » 9/08/10 7:25am 9/08/10 7:25am

How to Get into the Most Prestigious Colleges in the Universe

If you're a high school senior beginning the college application process, you're being told that this is one of the most competitive college admissions years. You'll need top grades and great test scores. But that's nothing compared to getting into scifi's most exclusive academic institutions. If you want to study… » 9/25/08 12:00pm 9/25/08 12:00pm

College Course Teaches Students to Commune with ET

It's all well and good to go looking for extraterrestrials, but what are we going to say once we find them? A workshop at the University of Wyoming, "Writing for an Extraterrestrial Audience," asks students how they would explain the human condition to interstellar visitors. More on the pedagogy of cross-species… » 7/20/08 9:00am 7/20/08 9:00am