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2015-05-28 12:26:31

The student from Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District will be honored at a national ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 24; the artwork will be displayed in the U.S.

2015-05-28 12:25:04

- Fourteen high school students awarded $5,000 each - MARIETTA, Ga., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cobb EMC Community Foundation recently announced this year's winners for the newly

2015-05-28 12:23:12

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey: WHO: This event is hosted by the Brain

2015-05-28 12:22:32

This year, 4-H National Youth Science Day combines cars, calculators and cell phones in an experiment that shows the science behind a pressing problem among U.S.

2015-05-28 08:30:38

BETHESDA, Md., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has unveiled its new ACMG Genetics Academy for Genetic and Genomic

2015-05-28 08:27:48

Mobile Learning Revenues Surging in Brazil According to New Ambient Insight Report SEATTLE, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Revenues for Mobile Learning products and services in

2015-05-28 08:26:28

Inaugural 24-hour "Giving Day" will support those in need in communities across the country WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching

2015-05-28 08:24:25

Largest Contracted Solar Commitment by a U.S. School District; SunPower Helps Expand District STEM Programs BAKERSFIELD, Calif.

2015-05-27 23:10:01

Addison Central School District chose Qualite Sports Lighting of Hillsdale, MI, to provide stadium lighting to expand the usage and maintain energy efficiency through its pre-aimed, pre-wired

2015-05-27 23:09:38

SMS Tech Solutions, partners with GlassLab to offer their commercial quality, high-impact digital learning games for young people.

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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...

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...

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...

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
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.