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2014-06-10 06:54:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People in monogamous relationships may argue with their partner about anything from financial decisions to infidelity – and a new study in the journal Psychological Science, has found that people in these conflicts can make wiser decisions if they think about them as someone outside the situation. “These results are the first to demonstrate a new type of bias within ourselves when it comes to wise reasoning about an interpersonal...

2014-04-09 23:31:51

The new FASTe classroom observation tool simplifies the scheduling and completion of teacher observations to save time and improve efficiency. Winter Park, Fla (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Forty-four states now require that classroom observations be incorporated into teacher evaluations, according to a 2013 report by the National Council on Teacher Quality. In 24 of these states, multiple annual observations are required as part of each evaluation for at least new, if not all, teachers. To help...

2014-04-02 08:21:50

DMEautomotive will present Moving Beyond Retention: A New Paradigm to Grow Your Service Business, based on original research, at the DrivingSales Presidents Club in New York City April 16th, 2014 DAYTONA, Fla. and SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DMEautomotive has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Award, which was created to foster the spirit of progress and thought leadership in the auto industry. Applicants were asked to provide an...

2014-03-27 16:22:32

TSX: G NYSE: GG VANCOUVER, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) will release first quarter results prior to market open on Thursday, May 1, 2014. A conference call will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) to discuss the results. Participants may join the call by dialing toll free 866-223-7781 or 416-340-2216 for calls outside Canada and the U.S. A recorded playback of the call will be available until June 1, 2014 by dialing...

2014-02-18 08:58:06

Grasping the concept of climate change and its impact on the environment can be difficult. Establishing common ground and using models, however, can break down barriers and present the concept in an easily understood manner. In a presentation at this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Michigan State University systems ecologist and modeler Laura Schmitt-Olabisi shows how system dynamics models effectively communicate the challenges and implications...

2014-02-18 08:20:48

HALIFAX, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") (TSX: CKI CKI.DB.A) announced today the successful completion of the sale of its commercial tank and home heating business ("Gestion Jerico") to TerraVest Capital Inc. ("TerraVest"). Clarke received $24.9mn for its 75% interest in Gestion Jerico in the form of a 6.5% promissory note with a 3-year term. The acquisition was first announced on January 30, 2014. About Clarke Halifax-based Clarke invests in a variety of private...

2014-02-17 08:22:04

Technical Solutions Company to Provide Simulation & Training Program RESTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded the second of four options on its prime contract with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to provide development of a live virtual and constructive integrated training environment. The option award has a one-year period...

2014-01-16 08:30:41

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The RootsTech family history and technology conference is getting a jump-start a day early with Innovator Summit, a half-day event featuring Chris Dancy, "The World's Most Quantified Man." The event will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM, at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/MN47334) Debuting in 2014, Innovator Summit builds off of what was...

Study Debunks ESP
2014-01-14 11:19:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from two psychologists at the University of Melbourne has shown that the human mind can perceive change in an environment without knowing exactly what has changed. Lead researcher Piers Howe interpreted his findings as evidence against the existence of extrasensory perception (ESP), also known as a sixth sense. “There is a common belief that observers can experience changes directly with their mind, without needing to...

2014-01-14 08:25:15

Consumers in Canada and the US are Avid Buyers of Mobile Edugames SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The revenues for Mobile Edugames in North America reached $227.9 million in 2013, according to a new report by Ambient Insight called the "2013-2018 North America Mobile Edugame Market." The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is 12.5% and revenues will spike to $410.27 million by 2018. "Consumers are by far the major buyers of mobile edugame digital content in...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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