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2014-07-10 23:01:38

A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. The study found that some, but not all, cognitive, or...

Human's Primate Cousins Also Pass Intelligence Through Their Genes
2014-07-10 15:25:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous studies have shown that genetic factors for intelligence can be passed on in humans, but a new study shows that inherited intelligence also extends to our primate cousins – namely chimpanzees. Published in the journal Current Biology, the study showed environmental factors in determining a chimp’s intelligence may be less important than previously thought. "As is the case in humans, genes matter when it comes to...

2014-07-09 08:34:53

MindTap Offers A Fully Digital, Highly Personalized Learning Experience BOSTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that the acquisition of communication skills impacts students' success in college and career, Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, today announced that it is integrating speech capture software from YouSeeU into MindTap - offering students an easier way to practice and improve their presentation skills. Using a series of integrated apps, called...

2014-07-09 08:29:12

Nonprofit taps industry leader to further its mission of disability awareness and education PORTLAND, Maine, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Disability Awareness today announced it has appointed Carol A. Harnett, a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, absence and disability management, and health and performance innovation, as President. Harnett began her career as a clinical physiologist and has...

2014-07-09 08:27:34

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded UCLA a grant that funds a Phase II 90-subject pediatric clinical trial at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) focused on the treatment of...

2014-07-08 23:13:29

A new study which found visual attention deficits part of dyslexia highlights the limitations of the phonological hypothesis while supporting Dr. Harold Levinson’s cerebellar research. The latter indicates that the reading disorder in dyslexia has multiple co-determining mechanisms which respond favorably and often rapidly to cerebellar-enhancing medications and related therapies. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 A new study just published in the journal Neurocase revealed...

2014-07-08 23:09:38

Schoolfy.com lets teachers find, create and share dynamic lessons for free. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The educational technology company Schoolfy has launched a unique lesson-sharing website to help improve education worldwide. A boundary crosser, Schoolfy.com is friendly with social media, email and commercial educational platforms. Essentially Schoolfy gives teachers the power to create “knowledge capsules” within a few minutes. These can be used to share resources...

2014-07-08 15:03:40

University of Luxembourg Finding the roots of illiteracy Working memory in children is linked strongly to reading and academic achievement, a new study from the University of Luxembourg and partner Universities from Brazil has shown. Moreover, this finding holds true regardless of socio-economic status. This suggests that children with learning difficulties might benefit from teaching methods that prevent working memory overload. The study was published recently in the scientific...

2014-07-08 08:37:46

The educational app opens up new learning possibilities for elementary school kids and their teachers. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Since the beginning of 2014, the teachers at Leggee, Martin, and Conley Elementary Schools have utilized the Explain Everything app by MorrisCooke. In the course of a few, short months, these teachers have watched their students transform the way they absorb and relay information. Photo:...

2014-07-08 08:37:17

Website offers formative assessment resource materials and guidelines. PRINCETON, N.J., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers and assessment specialists at Educational Testing Service (ETS), has launched a website to provide resources for teachers and practitioners to use for formative assessment purposes in their classrooms. These resources are designed to target and lead to improved academic reading skills for English learners (EL) at the middle school...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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