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Bloomberg D4GX 2016 Keynotes: How Big Data Can Be a Tool for Good (Or Evil)

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Can city governments use data analytics to help improve the lives of citizens? That was the question presented to attendees at Bloomberg’s annual Data for Good Exchange conference on Sunday, September 25, 2016, and the answers weren’t always easy to hear.

Martian Salad Project at Whitworth University Shows Promise for Cultivating Life on Mars

Sodexo executive chef brings “Martian” farm-to-fork experiential learning opportunity to campus with NASA partnership
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 5, 2016/3BL Media/ - Space travel is a popular topic in science and in film. “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon, saw the main character use his skills as a botanist to grow food and survive on the planet. Such a feat may seem like Hollywood hype, but scientists at NASA, with help from Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, are working together to make growing food on Mars a reality.

Putting Their Heads Together

By Louise Wrege
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STEVENSVILLE — How can people reduce the amount of food waste in their homes?

This is a problem about 100 Lakeshore High School Math and Science Center students are working to solve with help from Whirlpool Corp. mentors through the Benton Harbor company's 2016 Innovation Challenge.

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Subaru of America Continues Its Commitment to City of Camden Through Donation of More Than 1,700 Award-Winning Science Textbooks to Community Schools

Automaker to Donate More Than 40,000 Science Books to Schools Across the Country as Part of the “Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative
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CAMDEN, N.J., September 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America is proud to announce its donation of more than 1,700 award-winning science textbooks to 17 Camden schools, continuing the brand’s commitment to education as part of its “Subaru Loves Learning” initiative. This year, Subaru partnered with The American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to help provide much needed learning materials to teachers and students and promote science education around the country.

Meet Jordi Prims from Spain

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School: Escola Cooperativa El Puig

Subject and Grade Taught: Mathematics and Science (13-16 years old)

Years Teaching: 19

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1

Participation in Amgen Teach programme:

Fundació Catalana de Recerca, Biomedicine training for high school teachers

Meet Alexandra Khelil-Schmidl from Austria

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School: BG/BRG 21 Bertha von Suttner - Schulschiff

Subject and Grade Taught: Biology and Physics, Science Lab (10-18 years old)

Years Teaching: 6 years

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1.5

Participation in Amgen Teach programme:

National Geographic Celebrates World Lion Day with Spotlight on Leading Big Cats Researchers

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National Geographic joined with the rest of the global community in commemorating World Lion Day on August 10, taking the opportunity to highlight some of its many efforts to protect big cat populations around the world.

A Look Inside Amgen Biotech Experience Labs

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Science is fascinating. It tells us who we are, what we’re made of and provides insights on how we can potentially solve huge problems, from cancer to climate change. But students can sometimes find the subject confusing, overwhelming and boring. In fact, in a recent survey commissioned by the Amgen Foundation and Change the Equation, nearly half of teen respondents said science is confusing, and 25 percent said it is gross. By providing youth hands-on and real-life applications of science, we can engage students, increase science literacy and show them how cool science can be.

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