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Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency: Penn State to host summer workshops at four campuses across the Commonwealth
Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency:  Penn State to host summer workshops at four campuses across the Commonwealth 20 June 2017 The Pennsylvania Math Initiative (PMI), founded at Penn State in 2012, will once again be hosting professional development workshops aimed at improving the mathematics fluency of elementary school teachers.

Potential new target for antimalarial drugs identified
Potential new target for antimalarial drugs identified 14 June 2017 A newly described protein could be an effective target for combatting drug-resistant malaria parasites. The protein, the transcription factor PfAP2-I, regulates a number of genes involved with the parasite’s invasion of red blood cells, a critical part of the parasite’s complex life cycle that could be targeted by new antimalarial drugs

New way to weigh a white dwarf: Use Hubble Space Telescope
New way to weigh a white dwarf: Use Hubble Space Telescope 09 June 2017 Astronomers have used, for the first time, a novel method to determine the mass of a nearby dead star. The new method is based on the bending of a beam of light near a massive object. Now, astronomers have achieved a solid estimate of the mass of a white dwarf by measuring the deflection of light rays as they pass near the star.

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