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iPads Boost Learning In The Classroom
2013-12-05 04:36:27

There’s not exactly an app for it, but according to researchers the iPad can actually help some students learn science. The tablet computer apparently helps students better grasp some nuances of science better than traditional classroom instruction.

2013-11-28 23:22:28

ZooLights brightens up the holidays for a month of free fun at Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

New Low-cost, Nonhazardous Way To Cut Risks From Mercury Hot Spots
2013-10-25 10:59:23

Hot spots of mercury pollution in aquatic sediments and soils can contaminate local food webs and threaten ecosystems, but cleaning them up can be expensive and destructive.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.