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wide orbit pulsar
2015-05-04 10:52:41

A newly discovered pulsar has the widest orbit ever discovered around a neutron star and is part of a rare double neutron star system, and could help astronomers gain new insight as to how such systems form and evolve, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has announced.

2015-05-04 08:36:31

Casio Calculators, Projectors and Electronic Musical Instruments Provide Comprehensive Offerings for Multiple Subject Areas DOVER, N.J., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It is Teacher's Appreciation

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BEIJING, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World, a leading creativity-oriented Chinese firm, signed a strategic partnership agreement with the College of Europe, a world-renowned institution

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BUFFALO, N.Y., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Garland Technology, a leading manufacturer of network TAPs and data

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SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MoldmakingResource.com has launched a new website to provide training and education for injection mold makers.

2015-05-04 08:29:46

Live Courses in Washington Only YELM, Wash., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The ancient wisdom of Ramtha combined with the latest discoveries of science will be offered from Friday, June

2015-05-04 08:28:15

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will help thousands of med students prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination

2015-05-04 08:25:27

Award-Winning FMA Live! Forces in Motion to perform in 25 cities across 10 states MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA's award-winning,

2015-05-04 08:24:37

Kids Log Reading Minutes to Unlock 12 Original Short Stories as Part of Free Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge NEW YORK, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research from

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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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