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2015-03-24 23:09:26

Student Paper and Scholarship Awards to Showcase Future Industry Innovators White Plains, N.Y.

2015-03-24 23:08:45

Britannica Digital Learning has completed a series of user-suggested enhancements to its flagship education product Britannica School designed to increase interactivity and make the product more

2015-03-24 23:08:08

The top nine needed medical-related jobs report has been released by MedicalSchoolsInUSA.com, from certification jobs to bachelor’s degree careers. (PRWEB)

2015-03-24 23:07:50

Metro College programs are now helping the underemployed gain the skills required to re-enter the workforce with confidence.

2015-03-24 23:07:36

Silverback Mileposts tightly knits individualized learning plans and interventions with curriculum and assessment so schools can quickly become powerhouses of personalized learning.

2015-03-24 23:06:30

Set apart by modern technologies and social learning features, Edsby takes top honors in crowded field Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

2015-03-24 23:06:25

Mobile Safety App Helps Connecticut School District Meet Statewide Crisis Management Mandates Cary, N.C.

2015-03-24 23:06:23

Leading Assessment Provider Offers Easier and More Accessible Connection with Institutions’ Learning Management Systems Ridgeway, Ontario (PRWEB) March 24,

2015-03-24 23:06:19

2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event at GI Roundtable hosted by gMed and Cornerstone Cellars Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2015 Leading gastroenterologists from

2015-03-24 23:00:44

A video contest open to all Pennsylvania junior and senior high school students (grades 7-12) to raise awareness for Fragrance-Free schools was announced today by Women for a Healthy Environment.


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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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Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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