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How Minecraft could help teach chemistry’s building blocks of life

Children should be playing more computer games in school. That idea might enrage you if you think kids today already spend too much time staring at screens or if you are already sick of your offspring’s incessant prattling about fighting zombies and the like. But hear me out. Specifically, I think more children should be playing the online game Minecraft. Minecraft is like a digital version of Leg...[Read More]

Microsoft releasing source code for MS-DOS 1.1. For science. Well, education

Microsoft has made the source code for MS-DOS 1.1, 2.0 and Word for Windows 1.1a available to the public as a part of a partnership with the Computer History Museum, the first time that the company has done something like this. Microsoft’s Roy Levin said in a blog post “As part of this ongoing project, the museum will make available two of the most widely used software programs of the ...[Read More]

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