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In one aspect of vision, computers catch up to primate brain
12/19/2014 9:41:32 AM
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly. Until now, no computer model has been able to match the primate brain at visual object recognition during a brief glance. However, a new study from MIT neuroscientists has found that one of …
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
12/19/2014 9:28:57 AM
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. There are many sorts of prosocial behaviors. Although young children are natural helpers, their perspective on sharing resources tends to be selfish. Jean Decety , …
Marine Research Initiative, dataMares, Analyzes Data on Ocean Life with Tableau
12/18/2014 11:17:38 AM
Tableau Software, a global leader in easy-to-use, rapid-fire business analytics software, today announced that the Scripps Institute of Oceanography’s dataMares initiative is using Tableau to analyze and monitor data on marine life in the Gulf of California. The dataMares initiative collects massive amounts of data on the Gulf’s marine populations with the goal of informing …
Light Brigade® Fiber Optic Training Sessions to be hosted by Jones/NCTI® in Colorado
12/17/2014 2:20:17 PM
Light Brigade , an education and training division of AFL , and Jones/NCTI have expanded their joint relationship by bringing Light Brigade’s premier fiber optic training programs closer to front-line employees. In 2015, Jones/NCTI will host all nine Light Brigade training courses scheduled for the Denver area beginning in January. “Light Brigade has been developing …
AGO offers rare glimpse of life inside a Second World War Jewish ghetto through unearthed collection of photographs
12/17/2014 10:33:04 AM
This winter the AGO offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto during the Second World War through the daring lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910-1991). Situated in the heart of Poland, the city of Lodz was occupied by German forces in 1939 and became the country’s second largest ghetto for the Jewish population of Europe, after …
UPS Donates $10,000 to Woodland Elementary for Sustainable Food Gardens
12/17/2014 9:48:43 AM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will donate $10,000 to Woodland Elementary this month, enabling the Sandy Springs, Ga., school to build a sustainable food garden. In addition to providing the startup funds, UPS committed volunteer support on an ongoing basis to help ensure the longevity of the garden. The project will be named the UPS Gardens at Woodland Elementary. The volunteer hours will …
Baltimore County Public Schools Receives 2015 Leadership Through Communication Award
12/16/2014 11:42:45 AM
Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), a K-12 suburban school system in Towson, Maryland, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Leadership Through Communication Award, jointly sponsored by Blackboard, the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association. The award recognizes Dr. S. Dallas Dance, superintendent, and …
Verizon Champions Innovative STEM Programs in 5 Underserved New York City Schools
12/15/2014 12:14:17 PM
Five New York City schools have been awarded a total of $100,000 to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through the Verizon Innovate Learning Grants program.  They are among 80 schools across the country selected to each receive a $20,000 grant as part of Verizon’s investment to stimulate student interest and achievement in STEM. The New …
Are you helping your toddler’s aggressive behaviour?
12/15/2014 10:44:11 AM
Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this isn’t the case. The researchers did find, however, that parental behaviours may influence the development of an association between the two problems during early childhood. Frequent …
Supporting on-the-ground cocoa sustainability activities: Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck reaches 10,000 km milestone – over 30,000 villagers visited
12/15/2014 9:28:00 AM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announces that its Cocoa Horizons Truck passed the symbolic milestone of 10,000 km and reached 33,000 participants, less than a year after the start of its journey into remote cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire. Last week, the truck passed the 10,000 km mark between the …
Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent
Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent
12/10/2014 6:36:08 PM
People of African descent still face racism in every country, region and continent of the world, said United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa as the word body today kicked off its International Decade of People of African Descent. “Over the next ten years, people everywhere are encouraged to take part in the global conversation on the realities faced by people of …
Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?
Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?
12/10/2014 10:36:34 AM
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops and conventional farming. The study, to be published …
Anyone who is good at German learns English better
12/10/2014 10:16:17 AM
Your literacy skills in your first language heavily influence the learning of a foreign language. Thus, anyone who reads and writes German well is likely to transfer this advantage to English – regardless of the age of onset of foreign language learning. Foreign language lessons at an early age, however, pay off less than was previously assumed. In fact, they can even have a …
Serco awarded English Language Requirement contract in Wales
12/9/2014 11:21:02 AM
Serco has been awarded the new payment-by-results (PBR) English Language Requirement (ELR) contract in Wales. Under the two-year contract awarded by Department for Work and Pensions, Serco will be supporting people with very poor English or Welsh to improve their language skills and so help them obtain employment. In areas where Welsh is more important in the workplace, …
Guggenheim Museum Open on New Year’s Day, January 1
12/9/2014 8:46:40 AM
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will offer special holiday hours on Thursday, January 1, 2015, from 11 am to 6:00 pm. The Wright restaurant will be open for brunch, 11 am to 3:30 pm. Normally closed on Thursdays, the museum is opening on New Year’s Day to provide visitors with an opportunity to view the Guggenheim’s current exhibitions, including ZERO: Countdown to …
MapQuest Professors Host
MapQuest Professors Host "Hour of Code" Academy
12/9/2014 8:34:35 AM
MapQuest , Inc., today launched a weeklong program dedicated to providing Denver Public School students with an "Hour of Code" instruction. Over the course of Computer Science Week (Dec. 8-14), each MapQuest employee in its headquarter office will lead an "Hour of Code" session providing code curriculum, an introduction to real careers that STEM education can lead to, …
Freund Insurance Agency Inaugurates ‘Agents Of Change’ Charity Program in East Setauket, NY, and Debuts With a Campaign to Help Victims of Domestic Violence
Freund Insurance Agency Inaugurates ‘Agents Of Change’ Charity Program in East Setauket, NY, and Debuts With a Campaign to Help Victims of Domestic Violence
12/8/2014 8:11:51 PM
East Setauket, NY – Freund Insurance Agency in E. Setauket, NY announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 60 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by …
Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome
12/8/2014 11:57:20 AM
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK’s first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome. Up to half a million people in the UK are affected by the autoimmune condition. The study will test a new antibody treatment, which has the potential to bring relief to sufferers with Sjogren’s syndrome, a condition …
Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit
12/8/2014 8:47:17 AM
Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancers overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report. The study suggests that doctors and patients may find it difficult to withhold treatment previously considered standard of care, even in the setting of high …
NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test
NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test
12/5/2014 6:42:23 PM
NASA marked a major milestone Friday on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. “Today’s flight test of Orion is a huge step for NASA and a really critical part of our work to pioneer deep space on our Journey to Mars,” said NASA …