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2014-11-18 08:30:55

This development will intensify the momentum building behind the RMSR Medical Sales Training program, a credential now recognized as the most effective strategy for entering a career in medical and

2014-11-18 08:26:49

YouCan2 Publishing provides educational program to help teach students valuable 21st century skills NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-18 08:26:30

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that Dr.

2014-11-18 08:26:25

New Suicide Postvention Resource Available for Colleges and Universities to Help Plan for and Respond to Tragedies on Campus NEW YORK, Nov.

2014-11-18 08:25:57

Student-Athletes Taking Apex Learning Courses Meet Requirements to Compete in College SEATTLE, Nov.

unvaccinated kids in daycare
2014-11-18 06:15:51

Nearly three-fourths of all parents in the US said that they would consider removing their children from a daycare center if they knew that other youngsters there had not been vaccinated.

2014-11-17 23:10:39

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business has partnered with CodeEd, a Boston-based nonprofit that teaches programming to underserved girls, starting in middle-school.

2014-11-17 23:09:08

The iPhone 6 might dramatically change how colleges process student card transacations, according to campus card industry expert Robert Huber Scottsdale, AZ

2014-11-17 23:09:06

Husson University’s School of Pharmacy and School of Legal Studies joined together to offer the 3rd Annual Interprofessional Pharmacy Robbery Prevention Seminar on November 17, 2014.


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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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