Articles by tag: scientific discoveries

First-Ever Crocodile Virgin Birth Could Lead Scientists to New Methods of Conservation and Preservation

crocodile virgin birth

In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have recorded the first ever crocodile virgin birth at a reptile park in Costa Rica. A female American crocodile named Coquita, isolated for 16 years, was found with a clutch of 14 eggs, a phenomenon known as facultative parthenogenesis (FP). This type of asexual reproduction, previously observed in birds,…

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Equitable Funding, Community Involvement, and AI Solutions Can Help Overcome Educational Inequities
June 14, 2024

Educational inequities in the U.S. have reached critical levels, particularly in underfunded and underserved communities. Recent data highlights how learning loss and achievement gaps, exacerbated by the pandemic, disproportionately affect minority and low-income students. For example, during the 2020-2021 school year, Black and Hispanic students experienced lower gains in math and reading compared to…

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food supply
Our DisruptED Food Supply with Cole Mannix at the Old Salt Co-op
June 14, 2024

The global food supply chain is under intense scrutiny, with giant agribusinesses dominating the landscape and creating vulnerabilities in how we grow and distribute food. With concerns over sustainability, ecological impact, and the health implications of our food systems, the need for innovative and regenerative agricultural practices has never been more critical. What does…

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social impact
Boston Medical Center is Leading the Way in Social Impact
June 14, 2024

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is at the forefront of health equity and social impact. Its dedicated focus is on addressing social determinants of health and improving outcomes for underserved communities. This emphasis aligns with current trends in healthcare, where social impact and community engagement are becoming increasingly critical. In this episode of the “Healthcare…

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charging stations
Blink Charging’s CEO Brendan Jones Inspects Charging Stations to Back EV Community Growth in Los Angeles, CA
June 13, 2024

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to expand, ensuring reliable and widespread charging infrastructure is more critical than ever. Brendan Jones, the CEO of Blink Charging, recently highlighted these efforts during a visit to Los Angeles, CA, for a conference. He checked in on Blink charging stations and spoke with customers about their…

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