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4/13/2021

Grand Valley State University in Michigan is partnering with historically Black colleges and universities, including Fort Valley State University in Georgia, to create a more diverse student body and workforce. Under the plan, Fort Valley STEM students can earn a master's degree in engineering or computer science at the Michigan school.

4/13/2021

A pterosaur that lived about 160 million years ago appears to have had opposable thumbs, which scientists say would have been useful for living in the trees, according to findings reported in Current Biology. Researchers who have examined fossils of the Kunpengopterus antipollicatus say it is likely the earliest example of opposable thumbs

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4/13/2021

A false-color image of Martian dunes compiled from photos captured by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft has been released by NASA to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the orbiter. The image's blue color shows where the dunes are cooler in temperature while the orange shades represent areas where it's warmer, NASA scientists say.

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4/13/2021

Juvenile Forbes' sea stars will devour their siblings in order to survive, according to a study in Ecology. Scientists were surprised when they observed the behavior while studying how the sea stars would react in the presence of predator crabs and "they all started eating each other before we even introduced the crabs," explained Jon Allen, one of the study's authors.

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4/13/2021

Students in Maryland are competing alongside professional chefs in an Iron Chef-style culinary competition. Ten students, each working with a chef partner, will have two hours to create a dish that will be judged.

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4/13/2021

An agricultural high school and working farm in Pennsylvania continued to operate and care for its 150 acres and animals during the coronavirus pandemic. Without students and teachers onsite, officials brought in additional farmers and used technology so students could view farm activities.

4/12/2021

Thao Nguyen, Lilah Lopez and Graham Weber, three seniors at Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind., have been studying the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in the blood of about 600 school staff members. The students, who ran out of funding and received help from a local laboratory to complete more tests, are preparing a paper on the results of their research.

4/12/2021

The Ingenuity helicopter's first flight, which had been planned for April 11, has been delayed until at least Wednesday, according to NASA officials. Scientists are evaluating telemetry data to see why the helicopter's command sequence shut off early during a rotor test on Friday.

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4/12/2021

High-school juniors and seniors from six school districts in Illinois attend career and technical education courses at Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education Academy. Students are enrolled in a variety of career pathways, including auto tech and criminal justice, and also are eligible to earn credits from an area community college.

4/12/2021

Continuous Composites has completed its Wing Structure Design for Manufacturing project for the US Air Force Research Laboratory. Continuous Composites, which was contracted by Lockheed Martin, worked to develop "attritable airframe structures" that are made via 3D printing.