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3/29/2017

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program encourages students to experiment, build, create, communicate and work in teams. Middle-school students who applied for the program spent 12 days on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus and worked toward a final presentation of their projects.

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Alaska Public Media
3/29/2017

A majority of high-school students and their parents participating in the Princeton Review's 2017 College Hopes & Worries survey, said they are concerned about the amount of debt they will take on for college. About 98% of those surveyed said they will need financial aid.

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3/29/2017

A Washington high school offers vessel operations, maritime manufacturing, boat-building and maritime robotics classes through the Maritime Discovery Initiative. The head of the program says the maritime classes teach skills to students that are transferable to various industries, including woodworking and welding.

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3/29/2017

Career and technical education students from an Ohio school district have diverse plans for their futures -- both in terms of the fields they hope to pursue and how they will achieve their training. Some students split their school day between on-campus classes and work-based experiences.

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3/29/2017

Thomson Reuters aims to offer employees ways to continuously learn to do a better job and grow their careers, such as through formal and informal training and an internal social platform.

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3/29/2017

The Sioux Falls School District is partnering with the University of South Dakota to create a program to recruit local students to become teachers. Officials say they hope the program, as well as hiring interns, will encourage more students of color to become teachers to balance a growing racial gap between students and teachers in the district.

3/29/2017

For the first time, induced pluripotent stem cells from an anonymous donor have been reprogrammed and used to derive retinal cells that were transplanted into a Japanese man with age-related macular degeneration. The surgery could pave the way for more stem cell procedures that are less expensive and don't pose ethical issues, researchers say.

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Nature (free content)
3/29/2017

Researchers have created a device that replicates a woman's menstrual cycle, according to findings published in Nature Communications. The device, called EVATAR, could help researchers discover how drugs work differently in women than in men.

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3/29/2017

A small nanofabricated cube with 2,500 electrodes has detected differences in how cells react to a stressor in people with chronic fatigue syndrome. The findings are among many emerging in studies to find the biological beginnings of the debilitating disease.

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3/29/2017

A rarely seen seven-arm octopus has a taste for gelatinous prey, such as jellyfish, video footage taken by a deep-sea-diving robot has revealed. The dining habits of Haliphron atlanticus, seen only three times in 27 years, are detailed in findings published in Scientific Reports.

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Nature (free content)