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Researchers identify a protein critical for memory, learning

Researchers from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) have made a breakthrough discovery that may eventually change the way physicians approach treatment of learning and memory defects ...

Feb 24, 2009
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Goat kids can develop accents

The ability to change vocal sounds (vocal plasticity) and develop an accent is potentially far more widespread in mammals than previously believed, according to new research on goats from Queen Mary, University ...

Feb 15, 2012
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Hackers school next generation at DEFCON Kids

DEFCON hackers will share their skills with the next generation at a first-ever children's version of the infamous gathering of software renegades, lock pickers and social engineers.

Jun 26, 2011
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Few US kids do well in science class: study

A government study on US kids found Tuesday that just one in three show proficiency in science in middle school and junior high, while that number drops to one in five of those graduating high school.

Jan 25, 2011
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Things To Ponder While Eating Halloween Candy

For kids, ringing a neighbor's doorbell, yelling "trick or treat," and receiving candy brings plenty of smiles, but for many the real fun of Halloween happens when you turn your plastic jack-o'-lantern candy ...

Oct 28, 2009
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New Mexico library has Billy the Kid letters

(AP) -- The handwritten letter to the governor is polite, articulate and to the point. "Dear Sir," begins the missive. "I wish you would come down to the jail and see me."

Aug 05, 2009
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Mickey and math? Disney launches education apps

The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later ...

Dec 04, 2014
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