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2009-12-29 12:30:00

Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing goldfish whose beating hearts can be seen through translucent scales and skin, AFP reported. The development is just one part of efforts to reduce the need for school dissections, which have become increasingly controversial, particularly in schools. Yutaka Tamaru, an associate professor in the department of life science at Mie University, said the fish allow them to see a live heart and other organs because the scales and skin have no...

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2009-05-28 13:45:00

College students at one Japanese university are receiving a trendy Apple iPhone for free, although the device will be used to check their attendance, Reuters reported. The project at Aoyama Gakuin University, located just outside Tokyo in Sagamihara city, involves 550 first and second year students and some staff. The university is testing the experiment ahead of its formal launch in June. While the school's iPhones are a convenient way for the teachers to take attendance in class, they are...

2008-08-11 09:01:26

FACTBOX: Education in China BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Beijing is hosting the 2008 Olympic Games opening on Friday night. Six universities in the Chinese capital will accommodate athletes in their gymnasiums; about 1.7 million volunteers, mainly college students, will throw themselves into the event. Here are basic facts and figures about Chinese education: PRESCHOOL: Children aged between three and six PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION: 12 years HIGHER EDUCATION: Four years...