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Bacterium living in cicada cells splits into separate species, study finds


  • National Geographic News (free registration)

A bacterium living tightly packed inside the cells of cicadas has split into two distinct species, according to researchers at the University of Montana. Scientists say the split of the bacterium call… Read More

Conn. universities see some enrollment boost from new programs


  • Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

New programs to increase enrollment at public colleges and universities in Connecticut are getting credit for attracting more students, although fewer than education officials had projected. Programs … Read More

Project has children unplug for computer science lessons


  • Hechinger Report, The

A project called Computer Science Unplugged teaches students computer science lessons without technology, allowing students to get to the core of what the field is based on -- computational thinking. … Read More

Strategies for jump-starting a stalled job search


  • Forbes

Job seekers who just send out resumes and concentrate on social media should get out and do face-to-face networking and find a mentor, leadership and career success coach Kathy Caprino suggests. "In s… Read More