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2015-04-07 23:06:32

Officials of Upper Limit Aviation and Southern Utah University travel to Washington D.C.

2015-04-07 23:03:58

Fourth annual Excelsior College gaming and simulation symposium to bring together top minds in public health and educational technology. Washington, DC (PRWEB)

2015-04-07 23:03:00

Company Helps Educators Understand and Plan for Personalized Learning, Adaptive Learning and Competency-Based Education Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 07,

2015-04-07 23:01:58

Relias offers two free parent training courses to bring more awareness to autism. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 Relias Learning, the leader in online

2015-04-07 23:00:15

Johnson & Wales University’s (JWU) 4th Annual “SharkFest” student entrepreneurship competition was held Thursday, April 2 at Schneider Auditorium. Providence,

2015-04-07 16:29:58

VIENNA, Va., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- K4 Solutions, a leading provider of information technology, call center, and managed

2015-04-07 16:27:30

Five global entrepreneurs to receive 2015 Social Innovator Awards on April 8 at Babson College WELLESLEY, Mass., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lewis Institute at Babson College

2015-04-07 12:37:10

Online reading and mathematics program for grades K-12 recognized in the Best Student Assessment Solution category NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

2015-04-07 12:36:52

DALLAS, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ExamSoft, the leading provider of intelligent educational assessment solutions, announced today that Sebastian Vos, formerly a senior executive

2015-04-07 12:34:27

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How safe is the American food supply? How can government protect against foodborne outbreaks, adulteration, industrial-scale animal production,


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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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honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.