An animated penguin boosts kids' math scores

California's hottest new math teacher is an animated penguin named JiJi. Yes, it's true. A mute, waddling, tuxedo-clad cartoon figure has been quietly taking over math programs dotting Silicon Valley, dramatically improving ...

Marianas on alert: Melor joins the typhoon group

Being a typhoon seems to be the "in thing" lately for tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific, and Melor is now one of the "in crowd." NASA's QuikScat and Aqua satellites helped the U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center ...

Tamiflu Metabolite Found in Sewage Discharge, River Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a study published September 28th ahead of print in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers measured oseltamivir carboxylate (OC), the active metabolite of the popular anti-influenza ...

Financial aid rules influence household portfolio decisions

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Student Aid Financial Responsibility Act to address problems with the current financial aid system. The act calls for several changes to simplify the Federal Application ...

Ancient rainforests resilient to climate change

(PhysOrg.com) -- Climate change wreaked havoc on the Earth’s first rainforests but they quickly bounced back, scientists reveal today. The findings of the research team, led by Dr Howard Falcon-Lang from Royal Holloway, ...

Amazon settles suit over deleted Orwell books

Amazon.com has settled a lawsuit that sprang from a Big Brother-like move of deleting books by George Orwell from its Kindle electronic readers as a quick fix for copyright concerns.

Twitter testing tool to organize tweets

Twitter on Thursday began letting a small number of users test a "Lists" feature for dividing maelstroms of tweets into manageable sub-categories.

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