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Aroostook County, Maine, is home to the largest 3D model of the solar system in the Western Hemisphere

Aroostook County, Maine, is home to the largest 3D model of the solar system in the Western Hemisphere

US News and World Report recently named Aroostook’s Maine School of Science and Mathematics one of the best high schools in the country and if this has your inner science nerd excited, watch a local scientist lead us on a tour of the solar system.


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MATHEMATICS HELPS IT SHINE. >> MORE FROM THE JUST HOW FAR IS IT FILE. FOLKS LIVING IN PRESQUE ISLE, AROOSTOOK’S BIGGEST TOWN, ARE FARTHER NORTH THAN HALF OF ALL CANADIANS, THE MAJORITY OF WHOM LIVE ALONG CANADA’S SOUTHERN BORDER. A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL WOULD SEEM AN UNLIKELY CANDIDATE FOR NATIONAL ACCLAIM. MAIN SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. RANKED THE SECOND BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT. >> YOU’VE GOT

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NY Canal System photo contest shows beauty, splendor of a great resource (see winners)

WATERFORD, NY – The winners of the 15th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest have been chosen from more than 435 entries.

The winning images, which represent the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, will be featured in the 2021 Erie Canalway calendar, which will be available for free at libraries, visitor centers and by request beginning in December.

“These remarkable images remind us that the NYS Canal System remains a symbol of strength for our communities, providing a distinct sense of place and pride in where we live, work and play. We are delighted to share them widely,” said Bob Radliff, executive director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which sponsored the contest.

Brian U. Stratton, director of the New York State Canal Corporation, added, “As New Yorkers, we are lucky—it’s easy to take for granted the natural beauty around every corner.

“The Erie Canalway’s annual photo contest gives us

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Two women win Nobel Prize in chemistry for work on CRISPR gene-editing system

Emmanuelle Charpentier, left, and Jennifer A. Doudna, together won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. <span class="copyright">(Susan Walsh / Associated Press)</span>
Emmanuelle Charpentier, left, and Jennifer A. Doudna, together won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna and French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier for their pioneering work on the so-called CRISPR tool for gene editing, a discovery that holds out the possibility of curing genetic diseases.

The Nobel Committee said the two women’s work on developing the CRISPR method of gene editing, likened to an elegant pair of “molecular scissors,” had transformed the life sciences by allowing scientists to target specific sequences on the human genome.

This could, for example, allow doctors to correct the DNA error that causes sickle-cell anemia. It also paves the way for improving plants and livestock by imbuing them with greater disease resistance, and for safer transplants of animal organs

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$240M gift to Maine university system the largest ever given to New England public educational institution

The University of Maine System said Wednesday it will receive $240 million from the state’s largest philanthropy, making the public university system the recipient of the largest investment ever made in a public educational institution in New England.

The $240 million gift is the largest one out of $500 million the Harold Alfond Foundation pledged on Tuesday to a variety of higher education and research institutions around the state as part of a long-term initiative to create future jobs and improve Maine people’s skills.

The investment over 12 years will allow the University of Maine System to establish a $75 million College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science that serves multiple campuses in the university system. It will pay for new undergraduate engineering programs at the University of Southern Maine, improvements to the engineering education infrastructure at the University of Maine in Orono and graduate engineering programs offered by USM

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$240 million gift to UMaine System ranks among largest ever to public institutes of higher ed

A $240 million gift to the University of Maine System is among the largest ever gifts to public institutes of higher education and will be used to invest in new facilities, scholarships and athletics over the next 12 years.

The funding is part of a $500 million investment announced by the Harold Alfond Foundation Tuesday that will provide grants of between $5 million and $240 million to expand science and technology education and workforce skills around Maine. The grants are the largest set of commitments the philanthropic organization has made in its 70-year history.

About half of the total Alfond donation will go to the U Maine System, which announced more details Wednesday on how the money will be spent. The gift is the 8th largest gift ever to a U.S. institute of public higher education and the largest ever in New England, according to a news release from the

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Is Mark Cuban Right About An Andrew Yang-Style System To Send Americans Free Money?

KEY POINTS

  • Universal basic income is a government payment designed to cover basic needs
  • A Pew survey indicates Americans are cool to the idea and the World Bank says no country has such a program in place
  • Mark Cuban said bi-weekly $1,000 payments will instructions to spend it all within 10 days would go a long way to repairing the economy

Would Americans spending like crazy pull the economy out of the coronavirus sparked recession? Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says that’s just the ticket and that’s why the government should be sending out $1,000 checks to taxpayers every two weeks with instructions to spend it all – fast.

“Those without [help] are struggling badly,” Cuban told CNBC last week. “We need to get them help.”

Some 20 million Americans lost their jobs as a result of coronavirus lockdowns in early spring, and since then, only about half of those jobs

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Heat grow support system at Disney, including Tyler Herro with Instagram model alongside

The bubble has grown a bit bulkier for the Miami Heat, even as the NBA’s presence at Disney World has been reduced to two teams.

With the finish line in sight of the quarantine process that began for the Heat with their July 8 arrival to Central Florida, several players have added family members and friends into the mix in advance of Wednesday’s 9 p.m. start of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

While the Heat have added an additional media-relations staffer and the team’s nutritionist to their official traveling party over the past week, players have been able to spend time with those beyond the team, with additional hotel space made available for visitors.

Tyler Herro, Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynyk, Meyers Leonard and Gabe Vincent are among the players with guests within the NBA’s secured campus, with other players expected to have guests viewing from

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Six Layers Of Computing System

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Good Shoe Shopping Ideas For An Financial system In Recession

Buying new home equipment and merchandise to your house is something that is anticipated by man however it is considered dreadful. Haven’t had a run yet after washing and carrying probably two dozen occasions. And Janet get a pair of pantyhose for men from this place too to your hubby he like it. 2. Department shops – these exist to draw retail site visitors, resulting in folks visiting the smaller shops as properly.

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