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2015-04-17 12:22:54

Third year of certification program brings total of Jostens accredited reps to 53 MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created

2015-04-17 12:22:11

Founder Terry Blackhawk Retiring in June DETROIT, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO) is pleased to announce a national search for its next Executive

2015-04-17 12:20:27

Program subsidizes a portion of ATP tuition for students who commit to flying for GoJet Airlines ST.

2015-04-17 08:28:03

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts announces that the ARMRIT passing rate for

2015-04-17 08:25:13

New design and more advanced features in the revamped Confucius Institute Magazine's app, that brings its 11 international editions. BARCELONA, Spain, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-17 08:24:48

LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Becoming a parent to someone else's kids is hard, and host of Survivor, Jeff Probst, has been there.

2015-04-17 08:20:56

STOCKTON, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:00PM, UEI College and Relay for Life will host a fundraiser and car show at the UEI College campus. Logo

2015-04-16 23:10:49

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School has partnered with Ivy Child International to pilot daily in school mindfulness based learning classes for all students.

2015-04-16 23:10:24

Rishikul Yogshala is bringing its traditional and experienced yogis from India to conduct a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Phitsanulok.


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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
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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