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2015-01-21 23:04:23

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is expanding its Flexible Master of Business Administration degree program with the addition of new online courses, beginning in the fall of 2015.

2015-01-21 23:03:14

Game for Helping Students Build Foundational Tech Skills Recognized for Aligning to the ISTE Standards for Students WASHINGTON, D.C.

2015-01-21 23:02:21

The University of Waterloo (UW) and Maplesoft have announced a partnership to provide effective, engaging, online education for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

2015-01-21 23:01:31

Premium Publishers Provide Content for More Than 100,000 Questions, Covering All Common Core State Standards LOS GATOS, Calif.

2015-01-21 23:00:33

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2015-01-21 23:00:31

Olin College of Engineering drew its biggest applicant pool ever this year. Needham, Mass.

2015-01-21 16:24:51

Donates School Uniforms for 100 Boys and Girls DALLAS, Jan.

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2015-01-21 14:31:07

The more time college students spend on Facebook, the more their grades suffer, according to a new study. Just don't blame it all on social media, yet.

2015-01-21 12:23:52

Makes API Publicly Available; Cloud-based collaboration platform showcased during workshop by Westminster Christian School MIAMI, Jan.

2015-01-21 12:23:50

Free Online Learning Tool Helps Students Explore How Suffragists Used Their First Amendment Rights to Win the Right to Vote WASHINGTON, Jan.


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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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