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2008-12-23 08:55:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr.

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2008-08-21 18:56:53

Calculators are useful tools in elementary mathematics classes, if students already have some basic skills, new research has found.

2008-07-08 06:00:30

By Patrick Welsh S am Cooke once cooed: "It's summertime, and the living is easy." Tell that to the increasing number of middle and high school students who will be sweating out summer school this year because of their meltdown in math.

2005-08-11 22:05:00

While most ancient cultures recorded civil matters and business transactions by inscribing characters on 2-dimensional sheets, new evidence shows Peru's original inhabitants used a 3-dimensional system of knotted strings to keep track of things.

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2005-08-12 08:00:00

Three figure-eight knots tied into strings may be the first word from the ancient Inca in centuries. While the Incan empire left nothing that would be considered writing by today's standards, it did produce knotted strings in various colors and arrangements that have long puzzled historians and anthropologists.

2005-08-11 13:39:16

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Incas' curious knotted strings called khipu were probably used by bosses and accountants to keep track of taxes and tributes and carried both words and numerical information, two experts said on Thursday.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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