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Tech job openings spark interest in US high school computer science courses

With two years left at Rockhurst High School, sophomore Tanner Helton is building websites for pay, and his Advanced Placement computer science class is starting an “Internet of Things” project.


Computer science now top major for women at Stanford University

Computer science has for the first time become the most popular major for female students at Stanford University, a hopeful sign for those trying to build up the thin ranks of women in the technology field.


Want a job in data science? You might have to take a standardised test when applying

Data analytics is becoming more vital for businesses, and data scientists are in high demand. But the emerging field is broad, and some companies say they have struggled to find job candidates whose skills fit their needs.


The science of the Web

There is a long way to go when it comes to building the World Wide Web.


Biotech Regeneron replaces Intel as sponsor of Science Talent Search

Biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc became the title sponsor of the most prestigious US science competition for high school students, taking the baton from chipmaker Intel Corp


Tech industry titans urge US to better fund science ed

Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg were among tech titans who joined school officials, non-profits and state leaders to urge the US government to better back teaching computer science.


Kerbal Space Program: Game of science

With the success of Nasa’s New Horizons mission, the public got an up-close look at Pluto for the first time.


Need for women in data science

The Centre of Applied Data Science (CADS) is launching Data For Her, an initiative to train women in data science and programming in order to get more of them involved in the tech industry.


Apple brings on team from consultant Silicon Valley Data Science

Apple Inc hired a team from consulting firm Silicon Valley Data Science, adding experts to help the iPhone maker ramp up efforts to use data to improve its products.


Retro arcade-style game explains the science of Alzheimer's

A leading UK charity, Alzheimer's Research UK, has launched a retro arcade-style game to help people better understand the science behind Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.