Oklahoma Adopts TCI’s Bring Science Alive! K-8 Programs

TCI’s elementary and middle school science programs built from the ground up to align to new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (PRWEB) December 03, 2020

Award-winning K-12 publishing company, TCI, announced today that its Bring Science Alive! K-8 programs were officially approved by the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee for use in the state’s more than 1,200 elementary and middle schools.

Built from the ground up to support the recently adopted Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science (OASS), TCI’s Bring Science Alive! programs transform elementary and middle school science classrooms into a multi-faceted learning experience for both in-class and distance learning environments. The programs align with the OASS’s goal of ensuring that all students have an appreciation of the beauty and wonder of science; possess sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on related issues; are careful consumers of scientific and technological information related to

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Huawei selling Honor brand to agent-dealer consortium to keep smartphone unit alive

By David Kirton

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] is selling its budget brand smartphone unit Honor to a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers in a bid to keep it alive, the company and the consortium said on Tuesday.

The deal comes after U.S. government sanctions have restricted supplies to the Chinese company on grounds the firm is a national security threat – which it denies.

The consortium issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the purchase, which will be made via a new company, Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology.

Huawei will not hold any shares in the new Honor company after the sale, the statement said.

In Huawei’s statement, the company said its consumer business has been under “tremendous pressure” due to the “persistent unavailability of technical elements” for its phone business.

“This move has been made by Honor’s industry chain to ensure its own

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Hungry screwworms eat livestock alive while thrips transmit viruses — ScienceDaily

The University of Cincinnati is decoding the genetics of agricultural pests in projects that could help boost crop and livestock production to feed millions more people around the world.

Joshua Benoit, an associate professor in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, contributed to genetic studies of New World screwworms that feed on livestock and thrips, tiny insects that can transmit viruses to tomatoes and other plants.

It’s the latest international collaboration for Benoit, who previously sequenced the DNA for genomes of dreaded creatures such as bedbugs.

Just in time for Halloween, Benoit’s new study subject is no less creepy. The New World screwworm’s Latin name means “man-eater.” These shiny blue flies with pumpkin-orange eyes lay up to 400 eggs in open cuts or sores of cattle, goats, deer and other mammals. Emerging larvae begin gnawing away on their hosts, feeding on living and dead tissue and creating ghastly wounds.

“Sometimes

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