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Creating Pathways to Prosperity: Graduation Day at Emprendedora Technical High School, Nicaragua
Creating Pathways to Prosperity: Graduation Day at Emprendedora Technical High School, Nicaragua
12/9/2016 4:33:03 PM
Opportunity International proudly announces the inaugural graduating class of Emprendedora Technical High School, which was founded in 2012 in Granada, Nicaragua, a country where more than 48 percent of children never reach the sixth grade.
Pearl Harbor Attack Archives publishes a wide collection of research material, covering the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, available at PearlHarborAttackArchives.com
12/9/2016 11:03:53 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA - December 8, 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack Archives publishes a wide collection of research material, covering the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, available at PearlHarborAttackArchives.com BACM Research announced that its website PearlHarborAttackArchives.com is distributing over 30,000 copies of pages of primary and secondary historical …
Renault Foundation: 15 years of support for students
Renault Foundation: 15 years of support for students
12/8/2016 10:58:04 AM
The Renault Foundation, formed in 2001, is celebrating its fifteenth birthday this month. Its educational mission involves providing courses that address emerging employment opportunities, offering young people the prospect of successful career development in a global and multicultural business environment.
Social Media Could Take Only a Fraction of Users’ Time With New Georgia Tech Method
Social Media Could Take Only a Fraction of Users’ Time With New Georgia Tech Method
12/7/2016 3:51:44 PM
A new visualization technique from the Georgia Institute of Technology could help users end the time-consuming habit of continually checking social media streams and endless updates.
Eating for the Occasion: Social Eating Leads to Overeating, Especially among Men
Eating for the Occasion: Social Eating Leads to Overeating, Especially among Men
12/6/2016 10:18:47 AM
Gorging at a holiday meal or friend’s BBQ might have more to do with your ego than the quality of the food – especially if you’re a man.   A new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study finds that men are at particular risk of overeating in social situations even when there is no incentive to do so.
Studying Culture on Nigerian Marketplace
Studying Culture on Nigerian Marketplace
12/5/2016 2:28:28 PM
Joseph Ohanugo’s latest book The Nkwor Market Day shows the true essence of rural Nigerian marketplace.   A market day in Igboland, no matter which one—Afor, Nkwor, Eke, or Orie/Oye—is a memorable day for the community where the market is situated.
Melbourne scientists publish evidence for world-first therapeutic dental vaccine
Melbourne scientists publish evidence for world-first therapeutic dental vaccine
12/5/2016 12:13:56 PM
A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal.
Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the U.S.
Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the U.S.
12/5/2016 11:47:53 AM
At century’s end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States — including sections of the Gulf Coast, Atlantic Coast, and the Southwest — according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Oracle Pledges $1.4 Billion to Support Computer Science Education in the European Union
Oracle Pledges $1.4 Billion to Support Computer Science Education in the European Union
12/1/2016 12:51:42 PM
Today, the European Commission and DIGITALEUROPE launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, a multi-stakeholder partnership to bolster computer science (CS) and coding proficiency at all levels within Europe’s workforce pipeline.
Death as a Gateway to Another World
Death as a Gateway to Another World
12/1/2016 11:30:14 AM
What if the afterlife is as real and substantial as on Earth, but with fundamental differences since a spiritual existence is for eternity?  In The Travelers, Joseph Sconce explains the concept of afterlife and gives a new perspective on the meaning of life.  In his book, Joseph describes the afterlife as a place filled with real people, with real jobs, in real cities.
A Story of Honor and Duty
A Story of Honor and Duty
12/1/2016 10:20:45 AM
What can a man do when he is torn by choice? In Tom Joyce’s first of three novels, we follow Karl Marbach, a police inspector, as he navigates through Vienna in 1938 during the Nazi annexation of Austria in Habsburg Honor and Nazi Duty.
Nylon fibers made to flex like muscles
Nylon fibers made to flex like muscles
11/23/2016 9:57:39 AM
Artificial muscles — materials that contract and expand somewhat like muscle fibers do — can have many applications, from robotics to components in the automobile and aviation industries.
Drinking beer may be good for heart health
Drinking beer may be good for heart health
11/21/2016 12:18:19 PM
Previous research suggests that drinking wine in moderation can be good for your health, but new research indicates that drinking beer may also have health benefits.
New test for cocaine in urine and oral fluid could lead to rapid, low cost roadside testing
New test for cocaine in urine and oral fluid could lead to rapid, low cost roadside testing
11/21/2016 11:39:49 AM
  • Chemistry researchers develop a simple diagnostic test which can identify the level of cocaine in a person’s urine or oral fluid • New test offers a low cost, quick method which could be used for testing at the roadside, in the workplace or in prisons • Current commercially available portable testing kits can give false positive results and cannot tell how much …
Frontline attack against HIV infection is closer to reality
Frontline attack against HIV infection is closer to reality
11/21/2016 9:50:33 AM
Adelaide researchers have made significant progress in the development of a potential vaccine to protect against HIV infection. For the first time, researchers have shown that a combined approach – using a common cold virus to introduce a vaccine into the body, as well as an injection of a DNA-based vaccine – results in the immune system actively protecting against HIV in …
New book explores inflationary media’s role in the Trump phenomenon
New book explores inflationary media’s role in the Trump phenomenon
11/18/2016 4:08:46 PM
As the transition of power begins in Washington and the nation continues a collective discussion on the outcome of the presidential election, a new book is adding valuable insight to the dialogue through its exploration of the media conditions that allowed for the Donald Trump phenomenon to take place.
Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health
Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health
11/17/2016 11:39:37 AM
“Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce use of substances that are potentially more harmful, such as opioid pain medication,” said the study’s lead investigator Zach Walsh, associate professor of psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Free Hour of Code Workshops December 5 through 11 at Every Apple Store
Free Hour of Code Workshops December 5 through 11 at Every Apple Store
11/17/2016 10:58:54 AM
Apple® today opened registration for Hour of Code workshops at all 487 Apple retail stores worldwide, from December 5 through 11 in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.
Educator Lists Factors Leading to Academic Success of Students
Educator Lists Factors Leading to Academic Success of Students
11/17/2016 10:21:04 AM
“Without education, there is no hope for our people, and without hope, our future is lost,” said Charles Hamilton Houston more than one hundred years ago.
Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, study says
Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, study says
11/16/2016 11:31:04 AM
High doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.