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2014-09-09 23:07:25

The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students...

robotics and ai impacts no jobs
2014-08-12 07:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly half of all industry experts believe that robots and artificial intelligence will displace a significant number of both blue-collar and white-collar workers by 2025, and many of them are concerned that this phenomenon will result in vast increases in income inequality and a large percentage of humans who are all but unemployable. Forty-eight percent of the nearly 1,900 research scientists, business leaders, academic...

2014-06-24 12:27:33

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two outstanding early-career researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars--whose fields of study range from genetics to neuroscience to biophysics--will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world's most pressing health problems. They join a community of more than 500 Pew scholars whose ranks include multiple recipients of Nobel Prizes, Lasker...

2014-04-22 08:25:42

New campaign aims for international cooperation to protect sentinel species WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penguin lovers around the world will unite to observe World Penguin Day on April 25th, and The Pew Charitable Trusts is joining the celebration by announcing the launch of the first global effort aimed at protecting penguins wherever they live. Eighteen species of penguin range from the cold of Antarctica to the equatorial heat of the Galapagos Islands....

Readers More Engaged With News When They Directly Access A News Site
2014-03-14 05:33:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who directly access news websites are more engaged than those referred by search engines or social media like Google and Facebook, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. The study relied on three months of data from analytics firm Comscore to examine the US Internet traffic to 26 of the most popular news websites. The analysis revealed that direct visitors to news websites – those who typed in the...

To Read Or Not To Read? That Depends On The Community
2012-12-21 15:36:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a survey by the Pew Research Center´s Internet & American Life Project, reading is experienced differently depending on whether people are located in urban, suburban or rural communities. Pew said that 78 percent of Americans age 16 and older said they read a book in the past 12 months. According to the survey, 80 percent of urban and 80 percent of suburban residents are particularly likely to have read at...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.