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2015-04-23 16:23:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera is congratulating Charles F.

2015-04-23 16:23:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $304,137 in environmental education grants to 110 schools, universities,

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2015-04-23 13:30:16

Almost all of us have been there before: It’s three in the morning with a paper due at 9AM, and a group presentation the next day, and yet what are we doing? Binge watching Gossip Girl or Breaking Bad on Netflix saying, “Ehh, I’ve got time.”

2015-04-23 12:37:06

New Education Startup Set to Take on Textbooks NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's $14 billion dollar textbook industry is primed for change.

2015-04-23 12:36:38

Foundation Gives Free Resources Based on Walter Cronkite Principles WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Financial literacy month ends on

2015-04-23 12:35:51

10 Gigabits-per-second Ethernet Service Creates High-capacity Private Connectivity for Eight Pennsylvania Schools PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-23 12:33:54

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 1890 land-grant universities will celebrate "1890 Day" by hosting a Wellness Walk to commemorate the 125(th) anniversary of the universities' establishment

2015-04-23 12:29:22

The easy-to-use app allows students to search for and identify available scholarships based on individual preferences and key criteria COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-04-23 12:28:27

ATLANTA, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- C2 Education (C2), the nation's fastest growing network of subject tutoring, SAT ®, ACT®, PSAT® test prep and education support centers, helps students

2015-04-23 12:27:35

How models of classroom excellence inspire students to achieve more NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "When young athletes work hard at their sport, they watch older students,


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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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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.