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10/1/2020

High-school students in New York City are gaining workforce skills through the Geriatrics Career Development program at the New Jewish Home. CEO Dr. Jeffrey Farber said the facility prioritized maintaining the career development program for disadvantaged youth during the coronavirus pandemic.

10/1/2020

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop off samples it has gathered from the asteroid Ryugu in December then it will head out on another mission, catching up to asteroid 1998 KY26 by 2031, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Hayabusa2 is expected to send a capsule containing the Ryugu samples down to Earth on Dec. 6 before leaving for 1998 KY26 to learn more about defending the planet from such asteroids, dust from other planets and ways to find new exoplanets.

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10/1/2020

Millipedes stand apart genetically from other arthropods, according to findings published in PLOS Biology. A study of two vastly different species of millipede -- the orange rosary millipede and the rusty millipede -- found certain genomic features not seen in any other arthropods.

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10/1/2020

A number of different kinds of predatory marine reptiles lived in the oceans during the Mesozoic, according to findings published in Palaeontology. Researchers used ecological modeling to categorize the various kinds of predators that lived in the oceans back then based on the way they moved, hunted and ate prey.

10/1/2020

A grave dating back 2,500 years held lots of weapons and the remains of four people, including a female warrior, according to Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography archaeologists. The Siberian burial plot contained knives, daggers, axes, mirrors and an animal-horn comb and the weapons were placed near two of the skeletons, a male and a female, suggesting their status as warriors.

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10/1/2020

Jupiter may have played a role in the extreme atmosphere on Venus, a study in the Planetary Science Journal suggests. Researchers say Jupiter may have orbited closer to the sun about 1 billion years ago and may have forced Venus into a different orbit, causing an accelerated greenhouse effect that made Venus inhabitable.

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10/1/2020

A helicopter from Fly ARH flew to Har-Ber High School in Springdale, Ark., to offer aviation students a close-up view of aircraft components, as well as a lesson in drone and pilot training. Students in the aviation program are preparing to take the private pilot exam when they are high-school seniors.

10/1/2020

Creed Tremaine Nelson, who teaches aerospace, manufacturing, and construction at a Washington state high school, helped adapt the Core Plus Aerospace program for remote instruction. In this commentary, he writes that the curriculum uses a "Read, Watch, Do" approach to teach safety, materials science and drilling.

10/1/2020

Several community colleges have signed on to the Google IT Apprenticeship Program. Officials say the program, the company's first to be federally registered through the Department of Labor, will support workforce development and economic mobility.

10/1/2020

Some career and technical education courses, such as construction and nursing programs, at California colleges are meeting in person as other programs continue virtual instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sheneui Weber, vice-chancellor of workforce and economic development for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's office, said many career programs are hosting in-person instruction because of the need for hands-on learning.

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