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Chevron Expands Fuel Your School Program to Help Fund Classroom Projects
8/29/2014 3:31:27 PM
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the launch and expansion of the 2014 Fuel Your School program, an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online organization that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. In 2014, the Fuel Your School Program will generate up to $8.6 million in classroom supply funding for educators in 22 U.S. communities in …
Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
8/29/2014 9:29:32 AM
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Baby corals, fish sniff out bad reefs Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can …
New Online Community Seeks to Crowdsource Teacher Leadership to Improve Education
8/28/2014 1:45:45 PM
As students and teachers across the country head back to school, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead , a new online community that makes it easy for educators to share ideas for teacher leadership and collaborate to bring these ideas to fruition. The community enables educators everywhere …
Mayo Clinic study examines thoughts on predictive tests for Alzheimer’s
8/28/2014 10:52:20 AM
A new Mayo Clinic study examines the question “what would you do if you knew you are predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease ?” The study, which will be published in the October edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings , was conducted to measure attitudes concerning Alzheimer’s genetic and biomarker tests. Other studies have shown that many people would want to have tests to know if …
Smartphone beats paper for some with dyslexia
8/28/2014 9:57:51 AM
Matthew Schneps is a researcher at Harvard University with a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also happens to have dyslexia, so reading has always been a challenge for him. That is, until he got a smartphone. Schneps soon found that for him, a smartphone was easier to read than a paper or a book. But, was it just him? Or, had he …
Could the noise levels at your workplace be damaging to your hearing?
Could the noise levels at your workplace be damaging to your hearing?
8/27/2014 9:30:47 PM
The number of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise - often in the workplace – accidents, the environment and the ageing of the population.   This week is Hearing Awareness Week across Australia (24-30 August 2014) and we are all being encouraged to look after our hearing and ways to protect it.   Noise …
Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds
Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds
8/27/2014 12:53:16 PM
Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows. Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease . …
Bestselling Author T. Harv Eker Launches Spiritual Millionaire Webinar
8/25/2014 8:35:26 AM
Discover how to be kind, balanced, generous, spiritual… and Attract Abundant Wealth in the process with a new webinar launching August 26, 2014 at 6 p.m. PST. Bestselling author T. Harv Eker is launching a brand-new webinar to help those interested learn a proven and practically effortless way to eliminate scarcity, tune into purpose, and make as much money as a person can …
Science Learning Comes to Your Fingertips as Function Space Launches New Beautifully Designed iOS App Covering Thousands of Topics, Introduces Powerful New Computational Engine on Website
8/20/2014 4:59:09 PM
Today, Function Space , the most comprehensive social learning network for science, is announcing the launch of its iOS app. The free app grants users access to the discussion-based community from anywhere on the globe, putting the power of knowledge right in your pocket. To download the free app, please visit: …
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
8/19/2014 4:30:35 AM
Organisations may find themselves at a significant disadvantage unless they pay more attention to a broadening and deepening skills shortage across a range of industries. Professional Representation Network wishes to stress to organisations that any economic recovery may be relatively short-lived unless they identify and try to do something about shortages in key areas. …
Suspect gene corrupts neural connections
Suspect gene corrupts neural connections
8/18/2014 9:24:25 AM
Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses – the connections between neurons. Now, investigators supported in part by the National Institutes of Health have demonstrated in patients’ cells how a rare mutation in a suspect gene disrupts the turning on and off of dozens of other genes underlying these connections. …
IFC, ITIDA Help Improve ICT Skills in Egypt
8/18/2014 9:07:41 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement to help enhance the skills of prospective information and communication technology (ICT) workers in Egypt, develop sector specific education and training, and improve the employability of ICT graduates. IFC will help the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) set up a foundation for talent …
Helen Gurley Brown Trust Announces $7.5 Million Grant to American Museum of Natural History to Create "BridgeUp: STEM" Program
8/15/2014 12:57:34 PM
The Helen Gurley Brown Trust today announced a gift of $7.5 million to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to establish BridgeUp: STEM, a program for young women and low-income New York City youth to explore computer science and coding through projects that tackle real-world problems. BridgeUp: STEM will inspire young women in high school and college, and underserved …
New personal advisory service eliminates guesswork in choosing a college
New personal advisory service eliminates guesswork in choosing a college
8/13/2014 11:21:59 AM
The process of selecting the right college, university or career school is a daunting undertaking.  High school seniors and their parents as well as adults thinking about returning to college have easy access to reams of information online.  Perhaps too much information, which can be overwhelming.  To avoid frustration, and the chance of selecting a college inappropriate for …
RealEstateMogul.com Drops a Real Estate Bomb: Flipping Houses in 5 Steps?!
8/13/2014 9:00:00 AM
RealEstateMogul.com , the leading social network for real estate investors, has just released it’s ground-breaking guide to flipping houses. Flipping houses is an often misconstrued money-making strategy has been the topic of tv shows and infomercials for the past two decades, but it has confused and eluded the “Average Joe” in America. In this monumental guide , …
Acupuncture Online Course – Meridian Circuit Systems – Approved by the NCCAOM for 12 CEU’s
Acupuncture Online Course – Meridian Circuit Systems – Approved by the NCCAOM for 12 CEU’s
8/13/2014 5:00:00 AM
The NCCAOM has recently granted continuing education for 12 credits to an online course based on a popular book called Meridian Circuit Systems .  The new course starts by offering unique perspectives on pattern identification as used in Chinese medicine.  What makes this course unique is that it teaches a system of identifying syndromes that is based on the various …
Six million college students are enrolled in schools that are wrong for them
Six million college students are enrolled in schools that are wrong for them
8/12/2014 10:29:29 AM
Research conducted by academic institutions and think tanks consistently shows that one-third of college students will transfer to a different school before they graduate.  That equates to six million hoping their next school will be the right one for them.  Kurt Sagovac, vice president at University Research & Review, a company that bills itself as The Higher Education …
How to Stop Bullying and How to Stop Cyber Bullying: Veteran Australian Teacher Reveals
8/12/2014 12:05:57 AM
VICTORIA, Australia, August 2014 – Bullying, and in particular bullying in schools , is a deliberate and persistent cruelty that affects all types of personalities and groups from around the world. Some people have a desire to try to control others, particularly in response to an overall lack of control in their own lives. The feelings and messages imparted to a bullied …
Schools in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Healthy Indoor Environments
Schools in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Healthy Indoor Environments
8/11/2014 9:39:27 AM
Students and teachers across Puerto Rico are getting ready to start the new school year.  In many school districts, the summer months have been spent performing repairs, renovations and preventive maintenance activities.   These activities can either improve the indoor environmental quality or make matters worse if they have not been performed correctly.  Schools with water …
Back to School Can Sometimes Mean a Return to IAQ Problems for Students & Faculty
Back to School Can Sometimes Mean a Return to IAQ Problems for Students & Faculty
8/6/2014 12:52:46 PM
In some parts of the country, students and teachers have already returned to the classroom to start the new school year. Many other districts are gearing up for the annual return as they wrap up building repair and renovation projects that took place during the summer break.   These projects often include preventive maintenance and repairs to classrooms and school buildings …