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1/18/2018

A Colorado school district is working to expand its career and technical education offerings, in part, by adding programs and courses and helping more students earn workplace certifications. Plans call for 10 career academies and a more robust pathway to college and career beginning in eighth grade.

1/18/2018

Climate change expected to occur by 2050 will make several locations where the Winter Olympics have previously been hosted too warm to do so again, research shows. The research, led by geography professor Daniel Scott, was first released in 2014 and has been updated to account for this year's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2022 games in Beijing.

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1/18/2018

Streets and schools named in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. are physical markers that serve as memorials to the man, said Derek Alderman, president of AAG. "You are dealing with institutions ... that are very close and intimate to one's identity and one's sense of place," he said. "And that sense of place is important for how we order ourselves, and how we see ourselves fitting into the world."

1/18/2018

Eighth-grade students in a New York school district recently attended the Career and Technical Education Expo, where they learned about various career and technical education programs. There are 26 CTE programs available to them beginning in ninth grade.

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1/18/2018

High-school students in Louisiana recently learned about potential careers in agriculture during the Southwest Region Agriculture Career Day. Students learned about pathways to agriculture careers and other career options.

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Delta Farm Press
1/18/2018

An international collaboration of scientists has created a small-scale version of a gamma ray burst in a lab using the Gemini laser at the UK's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The mini-burst, described in a study published in Physical Review Letters, is helping researchers better understand the mysterious events that occur in the universe.

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The Conversation (UK)
1/18/2018

A connection between two extensively flooded cave systems in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico has been discovered, creating what is now believed to be the world's largest underwater cave. The link between the Sac Actun and Dos Ojos systems has created a cavern about 215 miles, or 346 kilometers, long, according to officials with the Great Maya Aquifer Project.

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1/18/2018

Researchers have captured images of DNA at work, according to findings published in Nature. Scientists plan to use the information gleaned from the images to create new drugs to treat cancer.

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BBC
1/18/2018

A new periodic table for 2D metals has been created by physicists in Finland, according to findings published in Physical Review B. The table charts the properties of 45 of these synthetic materials, including lithium and bismuth.

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Science News
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1/18/2018

The bones of chameleons emit a glow that can be seen through their skin, particularly around the head and face. "That animals use this phenomenon to fluoresce themselves has surprised us and was previously completely unknown," said Frank Glaw, co-author of the study published online in Scientific Reports.

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LiveScience