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2014-09-22 23:13:31

America’s longest continuously published magazine and the fast-growing edtech startup team up to bring literacy-building skills into STEM classrooms with the best science news. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Newsela, the education technology company that is using nonfiction to transform K-12 literacy, announced today it has entered an agreement to adapt content from Scientific American, the longest continuously published magazine in the United States, for students at multiple...

2014-02-20 08:38:16

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific American and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering--leaders in science and technology with more than 300 years of combined experience--will launch an online continuing educational program next month. The jointly delivered Professional Learning Program balances interactive, prerecorded content and live, engaging webinars. Enrollment is now open for the first course in March 2014....

2012-01-25 14:36:32

BIDMC prostate cancer specialist says current screening system may cause more harm than good Physicians advising men whether to be screened for prostate cancer with a PSA test must rely more on available evidence when recommending screening, biopsies and treatments rather than long held beliefs that PSA-based testing is beneficial for all, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center prostate expert Marc B. Garnick, MD, says. Writing in the February edition of Scientific American, Garnick...

Google To Sponsor Science Fair With Submissions Accepted In 13 Languages
2012-01-13 06:11:59

Google is accepting submissions for its 2012 international science fair. Last year, which was the first year of the science fair, they had over 7,500 entries from over 90 countries. Contestants were limited to offering projects written in English only. This year,  they have opened up their submissions to be written in one of 13 languages, making the competition more global. Eligible contestants need to be between 13 and 18 years of age and can include teams of up to three...

2011-12-14 16:00:00

Keynote will bring together influential and lauded health and technology experts Greg Lucier, Eric J. Topol, M.D. and Reed Tuckson, M.D. to discuss the role of science and technology in shaping the future of digital health Las Vegas (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 The Digital Health Summit at the 2012 International CES is pleased to announce the participation of veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow as moderator of a special day one keynote that will explore...

Using Crowdsourcing To Understand Whales
2011-11-30 10:25:24

Whales have long been known to communicate through sound patterns, songs and calls. However there remains much mystery as to what these sounds mean and if whales have distinct dialects. Marine researchers, in an attempt to learn what the communications might mean, must sift through fifteen-thousand hours of recordings to better understand the dialogue among these sea mammals and so have created the Whale Song Project (aka Whale FM), a whale-song identification project that Scientific...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.