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White Matter Quality In The Brain Is Crucial For Adding And Multiplying
2014-01-28 10:14:42

KU Leuven A new study led by Professor Bert De Smedt (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven) has found that healthy 12-year-olds who score well in addition and multiplication have higher-quality white matter tracts. This correlation does not appear to apply to subtraction and division. ‘Grey’ cells process information in the brain and are connected via neural pathways, the tracts through which signals are transferred. "Neural pathways are comparable to a...

Practice, Not Talent Helps Students Become Better Mathematicians
2013-12-13 13:25:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research published in the journal Psychological Reports could change the way math is taught in the classroom. The traditional outlook on math is that it is a skill you are simply born with, but a team at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim says it is practice that makes perfect, rather than natural talent. Researchers tested the math skills of 70 Norwegian fifth graders with an average age of...

2011-06-14 05:00:00

BOSTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston's most beloved comedy group, Improv Asylum, is altering the landscape of late-night comedy with the announcement of their brand new TV show, Improv Asylum's Vanity Project. The nationally-renowned comedy troupe from Boston's North End will launch their sketch comedy show, Improv Asylum's Vanity Project on ABC/WCVB TV Channel 5 on Saturday nights at Midnight starting on July 2nd. The show will feature Improv Asylum's signature brand of comedy,...

2011-06-08 12:10:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If after your wedding, Colombo, Luchese, and Franzese are names in your new family, then having in-laws with baggage has a whole new meaning. Investigation Discovery's I MARRIED A MOBSTER provides an insider's perspective into the reality of New York mafia families from the first-person point-of-view of the Mrs. I MARRIED A MOBSTER sits down with women and family members who lived the fast-paced lifestyle on the inside of...

2011-04-12 08:00:00

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henkel Corporation received the 2011 Automotive News PACE Award for its Terophon® HDF (high damping foam). This is the third year in a row Henkel's automotive technologies have been recognized with the prestigious PACE Award, which is awarded to automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090415/DE99335LOGO ) Henkel's...

2010-11-09 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract to provide general tolling consultant (GTC) services for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). WSDOT is using tolling within their highway system as a tool to reduce congestion and generate revenue. Officials did not disclose the contract value, however did note that the contract has a minimum duration of three years with the option for...

2010-08-03 14:54:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The WE Movement, a newly formed organization that will gather goods, products and services from "those that have" and link these offerings to "those who do not" via Ramsell Holding Corp's HELP4U online, "search and match" software program, issued "a call to arms" for WE Champions at today's press conference while also announcing the official launch of the organization, according to Tom Loker, founder of the WE Movement. Bryce Benson, external...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.