Robots Can Help Improve Mental Wellbeing at Work
Recent research that came out of the University of Cambridge suggests that a toy-like robot may enhance mental well-being in the workplace. During the course of the research project, which was carried out at a technology consultancy company, a total...
Learning the Greek Language in China
More and more students in China are learning Greek as around 10 universities offer Greek programs for undergraduate studies. By Xu Yan “The gorgeous Greek letters and enchanting scenery in Santorini drive me to learn Greek,” said Zisong Wen, a sophomore...
ChatGPT Threatens University Education, Academics Warn
ChatGPT, the chatbot developed by OpenAI which is making waves in the tech world, could radically affect education, and not in a good way, some academics have warned. ChatGPT — short for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer” - allows users to ask...
Greek Actors, Artists on Strike Over ‘Downgrade’ of Qualifications
Greek actors and artists are on a 48-hour strike that started on Wednesday protesting against government plans to downgrade their educational qualifications leading to pay cuts. The Union of Greek Actors announced the strike to demand the withdrawal of a...
Canadian Students Feast on Ancient Greek and Roman Food
Students at the University of Toronto in Canada recently had the chance to dine on ancient Greek and Roman food during an "Ancient Food Day" hosted by the university. About 40 or so students tried delicacies enjoyed by the Greeks...
U.S. Embassy Offers Scholarship to Over 40 Young Refugees in Greece
The U.S. Embassy in Greece announced recently that it is partnering with The American College of Greece to offer fully funded scholarships to at-risk refugees, migrants, and displaced students with financial needs for undergraduate and graduate degrees at Deree. Through...
UK Universities Place “Trigger Warnings” on Greek Tragedies and Literature
Universities in the United Kingdom have reportedly placed "trigger warnings" on ancient Greek tragedies, as well as Shakespeare, Beowulf, and others. British university staff has attached trigger warnings to warn students about upsetting materials which may appear in classical works...
Guns Injured or Killed Over 6,000 US Kids in 2022
According to the Gun Violence Archive, in 2022 alone, over 6,000 US kids were injured by guns in some way. Specifically, guns resulted in a total of 6,054 injuries and deaths among children under seventeen. This is a 5.7...
Taliban Ban Women From University Education in Afghanistan
On Tuesday, the Taliban suspended the right for women to access university education. The ban on women entering higher education follows earlier revocations of women's educational rights made earlier this year. The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in 2021 amid...
The Construction School Changing Lives in New York City
A unique construction school created by Greek-Americans is changing peoples' lives by providing new skills to unemployed and disadvantaged youth.
Cyborgs v ‘Holdout Humans’: What the World Might Be Like If Our Species Survives for a Million Years
There may be humans who look more or less like us in the year million, but they won’t be alone. By Anders Sandberg Most species are transitory. They go extinct, branch into new species or change over time due to random...
Tuvalu Island Turns to Metaverse as It Disappears
Tuvalu, a small island nation in the South Pacific, has announced plans to digitally replicate itself in the metaverse. A full-scale digital version of the microstate will be built amid fears that Tuvalu will be entirely submerged by rising...
The Look of Humans in the Year 3000
The Look of Humans in the Year 3000 is a projection which seems familiar. Nevertheless, the research are exploring a new look for humans in more ways than one. Some scientists and experts believe humanity is evolving and devolving. That means...
Living With Dyslexia: Dyslexia Awareness Month
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Many wrongly consider it a disability. However, it is not. It is merely a learning impairment which creates difficulty with tasks such as reading, writing, and spelling. It does not affect intelligence. Yet, it...
30 US Universities to Explore Academic Cooperation in Greece
A delegation of 30 US universities will arrive in Greece to explore the potential of new collaborations with the Greek public universities.