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Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes
9/19/2014 11:05:57 AM
A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics . Leah Solberg Woods, PhD , associate professor of pediatrics at MCW and a researcher in the Children’s Hospital …
The Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation Hosts Logistics and Transportation Forum with Notable Speakers
9/18/2014 3:48:37 PM
Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation Inc. is hosting a not-for-profit forum, in partnership with Florida National University, the Town of Medley, and the Town of Medley Chamber of Commerce to discuss Logistics and Transportation. A panel of experts in the transportation and logistics industry will discuss the many ways the industry can help stimulate economic growth in …
$3 million NSF grant to combine the arts and computer science in Georgia high schools
9/18/2014 12:47:46 PM
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will expand an innovative approach to computer science education in high schools across Georgia. The grant extends NSF funding of EarSketch , a project that was established in 2011 by researchers in Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and the …
Kids eat better if their parents went to college
Kids eat better if their parents went to college
9/18/2014 9:49:59 AM
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it’s still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school. The research suggests a parent’s educational attainment, an indicator of socioeconomic status, may …
Panasonic’s “Kid Witness News” Global Competition Announces 2014 Grand Prix Finalists
9/18/2014 9:44:08 AM
Panasonic Corporation announced the finalists of its 2014 Kid Witness News Global Contest, a video education program that empowers kids to make compelling short videos about places, topics and people important to them.   The winner of the 2014 KWN Global Contest will be announced Oct. 15 at the 25th annual KWN Global Awards Ceremony at Panasonic Corporation of North America …
Prove us wrong… Put this thriller down after ten pages
Prove us wrong… Put this thriller down after ten pages
9/18/2014 9:22:35 AM
A book that’s unputdownable? Don’t say we didn’t warn you! It’s the thriller that agents fought to represent. Then publishers out-bid each other to buy it. And now The Thief Taker is taking critics and readers by storm, shooting to the top of the bestseller lists.   CS Quinn’s historical novel has been called ‘the ultimate murder hunt through plague-time London.’ …
CT Scan Is No More Accurate than Ultrasound to Detect Kidney Stones
CT Scan Is No More Accurate than Ultrasound to Detect Kidney Stones
9/17/2014 6:29:46 PM
To diagnose painful kidney stones in hospital emergency rooms, CT scans are no better than less-often-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study conducted at 15 medical centers and published in the September 18, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . Unlike ultrasound, CT exposes patients to significant amounts of radiation. Although CT scans are …
Corey Hinson & Associates Initiates Charity Campaign to Collaborate with The Early Learning Partnership and Reach Out and Read to Impact Early Literacy in York County
Corey Hinson & Associates Initiates Charity Campaign to Collaborate with The Early Learning Partnership and Reach Out and Read to Impact Early Literacy in York County
9/17/2014 3:21:46 PM
York County, SC – With a new charity program in York County, SC, Corey Hinson & Associates has teamed up with The Early Learning Partnership and Reach Out and Read to provide low-income children and families with reading and other educational resources to help stimulate developmental reactions. According to the experts at those organizations, the first 5 years of a …
“Creativity and the brain” Workshop to Teach Brain Science and Development Creativity to Preschool and Early Elementary Teachers
9/17/2014 2:29:14 PM
On October 9, the Bay Area Discovery Museum and its Center for Childhood Creativity will host preschool and early elementary teachers for a three-hour workshop on “Creativity and the Brain.”This workshop will serve as a pre-conference day for the Project Zero Perspectives conference “Making, Thinking, Understanding” in San Francisco. The conference invites educators to reflect …
Sept 24 Free Webinar From VZ to Feature Personal Finance Expert Jean Chatzky Offering Insights on Money Management for Small-Business Owners
Sept 24 Free Webinar From VZ to Feature Personal Finance Expert Jean Chatzky Offering Insights on Money Management for Small-Business Owners
9/17/2014 2:20:18 PM
The latest free live webinar from Verizon’s small business team on Sept. 24 will feature Jean Chatzky , the financial editor for NBC’s “Today Show” and an award-winning personal finance journalist. She will share strategies for helping small-business owners better manage their money and ensure financial success. Chatzky is also the AARP’s personal finance ambassador, the …
Nanoscience makes your wine better
Nanoscience makes your wine better
9/17/2014 12:46:05 PM
One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures how you experience the sensation of dryness in the wine. When wine growers turn their grapes into wine, they need to control a …
RIDDOR - Are You Reporting Workplace Accidents the Right Way?
9/17/2014 10:36:58 AM
If you don’t know about RIDDOR, and don’t work with an accredited health and safety consultant, you could be failing to meet your reporting responsibilities. The first thing to understand is whether you are the person who is expected to file accident reports. These individuals are referred to by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as ‘responsible persons’. Under RIDDOR …
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
9/17/2014 9:46:33 AM
Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent. This was the outcome of a study carried out by scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM) based on long-term data from experimental forest plots that have been continuously observed …
The Florida Aquarium Receives over $161,000 to Expand Environmental Literacy
9/16/2014 4:41:37 PM
The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Florida Aquarium will receive over $161,000 cooperative agreement for the project “Watershed Investigations: Engaging Underserved Youth in Exploring Climate Change in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.” Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education of Florida Aquarium, will provide the leadership for this project. Ben Scaggs, …
AASA Statement on Part II of the 2014 PDK Gallup Poll
9/16/2014 1:50:51 PM
Daniel A. Domenech, the executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today upon the release of Part II of the 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools . “Once again, AASA is grateful to PDK International and Gallup for providing helpful information as we work to build a strong …
BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Engineers Without Borders Support Students in Sustainable Development
9/16/2014 11:04:58 AM
Five university students were this week given the opportunity to pursue studies in sustainable development with the support of scholarships provided by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities (BSC). The EWB Challenge Scholarship program provides development opportunities, internships and research projects to the value of A$10,000 for …
STEMconnector® CSO and Telecom Executive to Keynote Third Annual STEM Education Awards
9/16/2014 10:56:56 AM
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced keynote speakers for the Third Annual STEM Education Awards which will be held on September 26th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, GA . Ted Wells, Chief Strategy Officer for STEMconnector®, and veteran technology/telecom executive, …
Fruit Not Yet Ready to Pick
9/16/2014 10:17:45 AM
A recent report argues that a Washington, D.C., charter pre-school is particularly successful. The report then seeks to leverage that contention as strong support for a recommendation to open many more charter pre-schools nationwide, as an optional way to expand access to early education. But a review of the report, written by experts on early childhood education, cautions …
Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene
Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene
9/15/2014 4:08:14 PM
Neuroscientists have found that a gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago may be key to humans’ unique ability to produce and understand speech. Researchers from MIT and several European universities have shown that the human version of a gene called Foxp2 makes it easier to transform new experiences into routine procedures. When they engineered mice to …
Homeschool.com Announces Their Back to Homeschool Extravaganza of Experts
9/15/2014 1:22:41 PM
Homeschool.com announces their Back to Homeschool Extravaganza of Experts . The theme of the event is “Take Your Homeschooling from Ordinary to Extraordinary”. The Extravaganza  lasts from September 15-21, 2014. Homeschool.com interviewed 20 experts in the field of education and homeschooling, and asked them for their advice on how parents can take their homeschooling to a …