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10/17/2018

The UK's National Institute for Health Research will hand out roughly $42 million for research into antimicrobial resistance, or AMR. "Funding new and innovative approaches to tackle AMR is crucial, and this substantial capital funding will be a significant step towards strengthening UK-based AMR initiatives," said Chief Medical Officer for England Sally Davies.

10/17/2018

An Ohio county educational agency held a daylong conference on a college campus that included businesses and industry representatives connecting with roughly 630 high-school students on science, technology, engineering and math careers. Students were able to operate remote-controlled vehicles that included miniature versions of the dampers manufactured by one company.

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10/16/2018

High-schoolers in a California district are enrolled in career pathway programs, so they can prepare for careers in health care, technology and culinary arts, among others. Steve Boyle, Escondido Union High School District superintendent, says the goal is to help students see the connection between what they learn in school and their future careers.

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10/16/2018

A South Dakota school district is preparing middle-schoolers for future workforce needs by introducing two enrichment classes: Spanish and science, technology, engineering and math. Students tackle coding, robotics and technology in the STEM class, and the Spanish class is intended to expose students to language to prepare them for high-school study.

10/16/2018

A Viking ship buried deep beneath an ancient, unexcavated cemetery in Norway has been revealed by radar scanning, according to the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research. Archaeologists also found evidence of five longhouses in the area, which is near a burial mound approximately 1,500 years old.

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10/16/2018

A group of New Jersey middle-school students wanted to build an invention that would help prevent concussions after a friend was affected by one. In this blog post, teacher Jonathan Harvey shares how his students won the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest with their football helmet sensor that helps to detect sudden movements in the head and signs of a concussion.

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10/16/2018

MIT is launching a college for artificial intelligence education and training for other disciplines, including biology, chemistry, linguistics and history. The school plans to secure $1 billion in funding for faculty and an on-campus presence.

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10/16/2018

Ninety students at an Illinois high school are enrolled in the school's agriculture program and are active in the FFA. In this Q&A, the school's agriculture teacher, Scott Riden, shares how he has grown the program and notes that several of his past students are studying agriculture in college.

10/16/2018

Montana hospitals and rural clinics find it challenging to recruit clinicians, partly because there are not enough students or training sites to prepare the next generation of providers. Martha Robertson of the Western Montana Area Health Education Center said there are too few millennials entering the system to fill vacancies left by retiring providers, leaving a shortage of nurses and other clinicians.

10/16/2018

The Higgs boson's existence suggests that the universe will keep expanding, according to a paper published in Physical Review D. The findings raise questions about a conjecture made earlier this year that dark energy gradually changes and could lead to the universe's eventual collapse.

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