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2015-03-30 23:01:36

Rio Salado College’s Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) intern program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into

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Good Shepherd Children’s Home announces 53rd year of caring for children in need.

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North American Seminars is a national provider of continuing education courses for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupation therapy assistants and

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Resurrection University hosts a "Men in Healthcare" panel CHICAGO, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Resurrection University, a College of Nursing and a College of Allied Health, is hosting

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CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arch Coal Foundation named 12 outstanding West Virginia classroom teachers today as recipients of the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement

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Recent or soon-to-be college graduates may qualify for special Volkswagen program at Karen Radley Volkswagen in Woodbridge WOODBRIDGE, Va., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As

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First-of-its-kind dual training program will help meet the need for mental health professionals in growing industry MINNEAPOLIS, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According

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SAINT LEO, Fla., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey of 522 Florida adults, 56 percent were opposed to allowing individuals with

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Library brings accredited diplomas and career certificates to residents through Career Online High School SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, Sabrina Montgomery,

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TROY, Mich., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brigadier General Michael A.


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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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