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11/15/2019

Spicules of plasma near the sun's surface are likely formed with the realignment of magnetic fields, driving heat into the corona, according to findings published in Science. Solar physicist Tanmoy Samanta and other researchers took images of spicules with the Goode Solar Telescope and measured the magnetic field around them as part of their research.

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11/15/2019

Students from 11 high schools in Georgia recently competed in the East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skill Challenge. The event, now in its sixth year, promotes careers in the construction industry.

11/15/2019

The fossilized remains of a flying dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago have been found in Japan and are described in Communications Biology. Fukuipteryx prima is a new genus and species, and is the second-most primitive flying dinosaur ever found, researchers say.

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11/15/2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 has left the asteroid Ryugu and is on its way back to Earth, bringing with it samples of subsurface material. The spacecraft will return sometime at the end of next year.

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11/15/2019

The women depicted in the 2017 movie "Hidden Figures" will be honored with Congressional Gold Medals for their groundbreaking work for NASA during the early days of the space program. Katherine Johnson was a mathematician; the late Dorothy Vaughan was a computer programmer; the late Mary Jackson was NASA's first African-American engineer; and Christine Darden, who was not depicted in the film, was also an engineer.

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11/15/2019

Guest speakers are part of the health science careers program at a Montana high school. Teacher Marie Antonioli says the guest speakers detail what their jobs are like, the education and certification that is needed for those careers and other information that she says can help students determine a career pathway.

11/15/2019

Students at an Illinois high school will have the option to enrolled in an industrial arts program beginning in the 2021-22 school year. The curriculum will include lessons in business, physics, art, community and more -- all aimed at preparing students for college and career.

11/15/2019

Hundreds of middle- and high-school students in a North Carolina district attended the ENC Manufacturing Day Expo to learn about career pathways in manufacturing. During the event, students interacted with representatives from businesses and colleges.

11/14/2019

Some high-school students in New York state will learn welding skills using virtual reality that simulates real-world welding equipment. Three districts will use the virtual reality welder, which costs $18,500 -- a less expensive and safer option than other equipment -- according to officials.

11/14/2019

Caribous are the mammals that migrate the farthest, traveling about 1,352 kilometers, according to findings in Scientific Reports. Coming in second, researchers say, are reindeer, followed, in order, by gray wolves, mule deer and Tibetan antelopes.