School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the bus ride home. The day will be used as a service day for faculty and staff. +8 Some school districts have cancelled classes for the entire day or are keeping kids inside +8 There is real worry that…

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Ask Dr Bruce Chard: Should the hairs on my shih tzu’s eyes be removed?

Ask Dr Bruce Chard: Should the hairs on my shih tzu’s eyes be removed?

My 2-year-old shih tzu called Bess has recently had an eye discharge in her left eye, which I cleared with saline wipes. While treating this I noticed there were hairs on the eye surface coming from the inner corner of her eye. Should I have these removed? Good detective work on your part for seeing the hairs on the eye surface, or cornea, of Bess. There is a condition of shih tzu where hairs grow from tissue in the inner corner of the eye and lie across the cornea. They…

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Barack Obama Eyes Digital-Media Career (Report)

Barack Obama Eyes Digital-Media Career (Report)

President Barack Obama is considering a post-White House career in digital media, according to a report on the website Mic. Citing multiple unnamed sources, Mic reports that Obama is considering launching his own digital-media company after he leaves office next month, with possible offshoots including a series on a Netflix-style platform or a show on a comedy website. According to the site, Obama also met in Lima, Peru on the sidelines of the recent APEC summit with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discuss the potential media venture. White House spokesperson…

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ALLEN INSTITUTE FOR AI EYES THE FUTURE OF SCIENTIFIC SEARCH

ALLEN INSTITUTE FOR AI EYES THE FUTURE OF SCIENTIFIC SEARCH

GOOGLE CHANGED THE world with its PageRank algorithm, creating a new kind of internet search engine that could instantly sift through the world’s online information and, in many cases, show us just what we wanted to see. But that was a long time ago. As the volume of online documents continues to increase, we need still newer ways of finding what we want. That’s why Google is now running its search engine with help from machine learning, augmenting its predetermined search rules with deep neural networks that can learn to…

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