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7/2/2020

A career and technical education college in Pennsylvania, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, is constructing a new diesel technology school. The program is expected to enroll as many as 200 students when it opens next year.

7/2/2020

Physicists have observed branching flow for the first time in visible light created with a laser through a soap bubble. Variations in the thickness of the soap membrane produce different color patterns and deflect the light in such a way to cause the flow of light to split into branches, according to findings published in Nature.

7/2/2020

Several fossils of a variety of insects encased in amber dating back 99 million years have retained their colors, according to findings published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "We have seen thousands of amber fossils but the preservation of color in these specimens is extraordinary," says study author Huang Diying.

7/2/2020

The eyeballs of whale sharks are coated with dermal denticles, a form of teeth, a study in PLOS ONE suggests. Researchers say the denticles may provide an extra form of protection for whale shark eyes, which lack eyelids.

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7/2/2020

With students having more free time during the coronavirus pandemic, Metro Community College in Nebraska began work to boost enrollment in its dual-enrollment program -- offered online -- officials said. The effort was successful, with the programs seeing a spike in enrollment.

7/2/2020

Ivy Tech Community College is expanding its partnership with A.K. Smith Career Center to offer programs for high-school and adult students focused on electrical, mechanical, welding, machine tool and culinary. The programs are aimed at helping students continue their education and enter the workforce.

7/2/2020

A city's design can present geographic challenges for protesters who take to public spaces to participate in social demonstrations. This article compares the urban geography of cities in the US and abroad and discusses how these features affect crowd sizes and where crowds can congregate.

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7/2/2020

Temperatures are rising at the South Pole at a rate that is three times faster than the worldwide average, and scientists say human activity has likely contributed to the trend. Researchers linked the warming to atmospheric changes in the western tropical Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from the pole.

7/1/2020

Three eighth-graders in Alaska have created and programmed a vibrating device that is designed to help students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The device is worn on the student's wrist and can be set to vibrate at scheduled times to help students stay on task in the classroom.

7/1/2020

Students at Food and Finance High School, a public culinary arts school in New York City, have transformed their Junior Spring Showcase this year amid the coronavirus pandemic and a national focus on racism. The students have worked remotely to publish a magazine in print and online -- "Pass the Spatula" -- which shines a light on chefs of color.