Supplementing STEM Education at Home

Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Unsplash The COVID pandemic forced our children home from school in March, leaving parents and teachers scrambling. Many parents had to adjust to teaching their kids at home while working from home at the same time, and schools were unprepared for virtual learning. Now, with a COVID spike in many…

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There were 5 types of dogs 11,000 years ago

There were at least five different types of dogs as far back as 11,000 years ago, a new study shows. Researchers looked at dog DNA going back to a period immediately following the last ice age to learn about movement and patterns of ancient dogs and their relationship with humans. By sequencing the DNA of…

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Two HBCUs Partner to Improve Medical Care for an Underserved Region of North Carolina

Fayetteville State University, the oldest public historically Black college and university in North Carolina, and Meharry Medical College, the historically Black academic health science center located in Nashville, Tennessee, have entered into an agreement that will address the need for providing quality medical care and skilled health care professionals in the Fayetteville region. The partnership…

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Xavier University’s New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

Xavier University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, has announced that it will establish an African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies degree program. The new program will allow the university’s students to delve fully into the lived experiences of Black Americans and people of the African diaspora while empowering them to consider…

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Free food lures wildlife to suburban backyards

Wild animals may hang out in suburban yards rather than in the woods because people feed them—sometimes accidentally—and to a lesser degree, provide them with shelter, a new study shows. “They’re using the gardens a little bit, they’re using the brush piles a little bit, and they’re using the water features, but feeding has the…

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