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2014-10-31 12:23:54

Rain Or Shine: Field Events Will Be Moved Inside AT&T Park Structure SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: 4th Annual Bay Area Science Festival - Science Discovery Day at AT&T Park This fourth annual event, founded and led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) alongside a core group of other institutions, provides a wide range of science & technology activities for the young and old alike. WHEN: Saturday November 1, 11am-4pm*...

2014-10-28 20:25:51

California Middle Schooler Wins Grand Prize for her Project on the Science of Sewing WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NEWS HIGHLIGHTS -- Holly Jackson (age 14) of San Jose, Calif., wins $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize in honor of overall STEM excellence and for her research and analysis of the compatibility, strengths and efficiency of fabric and stitching materials -- Sahar Khashayar (age 14) of Laguna Niguel, Calif. wins $10,000...

2014-10-27 08:30:45

FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (McNeil), the makers of TYLENOL(®), is proud to introduce the 40 recipients of the 24th annual TYLENOL(®) Future Care Scholarship. The 2014 program awarded a total of $250,000 in scholarship funds to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing an education in healthcare. Winning students are named TYLENOL(®) Future Care Scholars and receive awards of $5,000 or $10,000 to...

2014-10-22 08:28:04

A new web article finds 20 college town music venues that help students escape the demands of academic life SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College students who want an occasional escape from the demands of academic life should take a look at a newly-launched article about college town music venues. The website for Great Value Colleges recently published an onsite profile of 20 Great College Town Music Venues across the United States. The article provides an adjunct to...

2014-10-15 12:37:51

Online Courses Provide Practical Skills Development for Workplace Application IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education unit of UC Irvine and an innovator in online and open education, today announced that 12 career readiness courses will be introduced on the Coursera learning platform. These courses will be offered as Coursera Specializations, as announced by Coursera earlier today. These courses are designed to...

2014-10-10 23:07:45

Seoul Semiconductor has collaborated for longer than 10 years with Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), headed by Professor Shuji Nakamura. Prof. Shuji Nakamura has consulted for Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys since 2010, lending LED expertise to further LED development. Seoul (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Seoul Semiconductor (http://www.seoulsemicon.com), a global LED manufacturer, congratulates Shuji...

Mountain Lions In Southern California Face Genetic Decay
2014-10-10 03:48:04

Provided by University of California - Davis Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, represents the largest genetic sampling of mountain lions, or pumas, in southern California. It raises concerns about the current status of mountain...

2014-10-07 16:29:42

"If you want to know where the class of 2015 wants to go to college, this is the list to watch," says Edupath CEO Michael Weiler BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Edupath 99 is a new college ranking based on the opinions of actual high school juniors and seniors who use Edupath's College Passport app--the top-ranked college guidance app for Apple (APPL) iPhone and iPad. The list is available at www.edupath.com/99-top-colleges and will be updated monthly. While the...

Rating The Earth’s Oceans
2014-10-02 03:59:24

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara The most comprehensive assessment conducted by the Ocean Health Index rates the Earth’s oceans at 67 out of 100 in overall health. In addition, for the first time, the report assessed the Antarctic and the 15 ocean regions beyond national jurisdiction (high-seas areas) — all critical regions for maintaining a healthy climate, safeguarding biodiversity and providing sustainable food sources. In the third annual update of the index, a partnership led...

depression questionnaire
2014-10-02 05:30:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California Davis Health System reveals that the short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression might lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions. The self-administered questionnaires are known as "brief depression symptom measures" and are, for the most part, used in primary care settings to determine how frequent, and how severe, depression symptoms are for a patient....


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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