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2012-09-21 23:03:04

DuPont was ranked No. 10 this year, up from No. 14 in 2011 Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 DuPont has been named one of the Top Employers in a survey by Science magazine for the fifth year in a row. DuPont was ranked No. 10 this year, up from No. 14 last year. Employees from all across the globe responded to a survey about what they like best about working for DuPont. Companies were rated based on 23 characteristics, including financial strength, easy adaptation to change...

Lori Garver, NASA deputy administrator
2012-03-09 04:35:09

Ellen M. Gilmer for RedOrbit.com Lori Garver is no cheerleader. At an event this week celebrating women in aerospace, the NASA deputy administrator made clear she wasn't there to simply boost spirits about women's advances in the field. There's already plenty of evidence for that, she said. Take, for example, the "Pantsuit Memo." In 1970, a note circulated in a NASA office allowing women to wear pantsuits instead of skirts and dresses, as long as the mod look would not "offend" their...

2012-02-25 05:48:34

NASA's Office of Education will join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in hosting a Minority Males in STEM Symposium on Feb. 28. The day-long program will focus on ways to increase participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) is the scheduled keynote speaker. Woodrow...


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Science
2012-05-28 09:45:25

Science is a weekly peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It was founded by New York journalist John Michaels in 1880 with financial support from Thomas Edison and later from Alexander Graham Bell. Because of limited success the journal ceased publication in March 1882, only to be reestablished a year later by entomologist Samuel H. Scudder who was able to keep the journal going until 1894, when it was sold to psychologist James...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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