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2/19/2018

A Nebraska high-school student says a career pathway academy program she was introduced to in middle school helped her better define her career ambitions. She first started with dreams of becoming a marine biologist, but she is now working toward a career as an obstetrician.

2/19/2018

High-school students in a Massachusetts district will be eligible to earn industry certifications through a newly expanded dual-credit partnership with an area college. The program allows students to earn certifications as computer numerical control technicians, emergency medical technicians and IT professionals.

2/19/2018

Culinary students at a North Carolina high school are preparing for careers in the food industry. Besides their regular courses, students also receive guidance from area culinary professionals.

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2/19/2018

A program beginning this fall at Purdue University offers an accelerated three-year degree for special-education teachers to stem a growing shortage. The fast-track program will offer instruction in areas such as using assistive technology.

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2/19/2018

Bridgeport's Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, which is part of Pierpont Community & Technical College in West Virginia, will offer an eight-week course to provide students with aerospace training. The hands-on course will include lessons in aircraft sheet metal work and aircraft safety.

2/19/2018

Physicians and nurse practitioners in the developmental-behavioral pediatric workforce reported long wait times for patient appointments, increased patient complexity and clinician burnout as challenges in their profession, according to a study in Pediatrics. Clinicians also reported spending up to 50% more time per visit in nonreimbursed clinical-care activities.

2/19/2018

Many species such as snowshoe hares and rock ptarmigans that change color with the seasons are finding themselves less camouflaged when their colors shift due to climate change, according to a study published in Science. Researchers say the hot spots where they've found color-shifting species should be top candidates for conservation efforts to help these species recover and evolve to better handle climate change.

2/19/2018

Matabele ants determine the extent of their fighters' injuries in battle and carry the moderately hurt ones back to the nest to treat their wounds, according to findings published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Researchers say this behavior is most similar to that of humans.

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2/19/2018

Archaeologists have discovered seven ancient inscriptions in tunnels dug by looters below the Tomb of Jonah in Nineveh, Iraq. The inscriptions, which date back 2,700 years, refer to the rule of Assyrian King Esarhaddon.

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2/19/2018

A painting by another artist has been found beneath the oils of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period piece "La Misereuse Accroupie" by scientists using X-ray fluorescence. Picasso used a recycled canvas upon which an unknown artist had painted a landscape, researchers found.

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