Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Science scores improving for U.S. students, but many still not proficient

Science scores improving for U.S. students, but many still not proficient

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) — Younger students improved their science test scores, and girls are closing long-standing gender gaps in scores, according to the results of a national test. Latest News – UPI.com

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Watch Albert Einstein jumpkick Isaac Newton in Science Kombat

Watch Albert Einstein jumpkick Isaac Newton in Science Kombat

Remember that time you ate glue in seventh grade, and wondered what it would be like if Mortal Kombat featured the characters from your science textbook instead of ninjas? I do! And now I can relive that fantasy without poisoning myself. Browser game Science Kombat stars eight scientific geniuses: Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Nikola Tesla, Isaac...

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Microsoft co-founder Allen names another science venture after himself

Microsoft co-founder Allen names another science venture after himself

Paul G. Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has donated $ 100 million to launch The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. This new program is meant to push the boundaries of science through grants to centers and individual researchers. The group has established two centers so far, one at Stanford and the other at Tufts. Both Centers will receive...

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Obama Administration calls for $4 billion to expand K–12 computer science education

Obama Administration calls for $4 billion to expand K–12 computer science education

The Common Core, for good reason, is the Obama Administration’s most-known education policy, but the White House has also specifically targeted computer science as a way to make sure students can find well-paying jobs in the future. Today, the president announced in his weekly radio address that he will seek $ 4 billion in...

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