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2015-04-20 08:27:23

RALEIGH, N.C., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Colleges Online (nonprofitcollegesonline.com), a website devoted to promoting nonprofit online colleges and universities, has published

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A recent study has demonstrated that physical differences in the brain are also observable, and made the link between brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income.

2015-04-18 23:01:12

Environmentally aware university praised for commitment, proactive approach DeLand, Fla.

2015-04-18 23:00:53

Studies Weekly K-5 curriculum provides full coverage of Texas Education Knowledge and Skills Standards. (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Studies Weekly is proud

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98% of students say community colleges are an important part of the country's educational system SAN ANTONIO, April 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 95(th) American Association

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2015-04-17 23:07:20

John Muir Charter School Receives Prestigious Award at Annual Charter School Conference Grass Valley, California (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 John Muir Charter

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Bloomberg Business Says Business Schools are Raising Tuition While Thrive15.com Focuses on Affordable Learning Tulsa Oklahoma (PRWEB) April 17, 2015


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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...

Algebra
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...

Geometry
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...

Trigonometry
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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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
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