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DRNA will create a National Environmental Education Plan

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The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA) in collaboration with the Department od Education will create an environmental education plan to be implemented in schools.

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Puerto Rican app gets its patent

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The Puerto Rican startup company iGenApps received approval for the patent of its method for the creation of apps from mobile devices for users with little or no technical knowledge.

 

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Puerto Rican app gets patent

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Puerto Rican company iGenApps secured a patent for its method for the creation of apps from mobile devices for users with little to no technical experience.

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Science: in English, Spanish or Bilingual?

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In a study published in Critical Inquiry in Language Studies scientists at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez looked at bilingual literacy in Puerto Rico, a country where instruction is predominantly in Spanish and science teaching at the college level often involves the use of both English and Spanish. The authors found professors used three main strategies: using mostly Spanish and English when referring to technical terms; using bilingual teaching materials and diagrams; and assigning English-language readings but discussed them in Spanish.

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Science: in English, Spanish or Bilingual?

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In a study published in Critical Inquiry in Language Studies scientists at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez looked at bilingual literacy in Puerto Rico, a country where instruction is predominantly in Spanish and science teaching at the college level often involves the use of both English and Spanish. The authors found professors used three main strategies: using mostly Spanish and English when referring to technical terms; using bilingual teaching materials and diagrams; and assigning English-language readings but discussed them in Spanish.

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How do we avoid spending money in nutritional supplements that do not work?

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In a recent article titled Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, written by Eliseo Guallar, Lawrence Appel, Edgar Miller (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Saverio Stranges (Warwick Medical School, UK), and Cynthia Mulrow (American College of Physicians) highlight the scientific evidence that nutritional supplements do not work to prevent chronic illnesses.

 

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A study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management indicates that the population of the pigeon Patagioenas squamosa has significantly decrease in the last 25 years.

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UPR Humacao won the Nasa Human Exploration Rover challenge

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Students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Humacao won the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge druing April 11-12  at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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UPR Mayagüez expands research in nantechnology

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The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez will recieve funding from the National Science Foundation to expand research in the CREST center. For more info also view: http://www.elnuevodia.com/votodeconfianzaalainvestigacionenlaupr-1750182...

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Important air traffic school to be based in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico will be the headquarters for the International Air Traffic Control Training Center in Latin America, a school that could become the most important in the whole region. This is a collaboration between the Interamerican University and Airways New Zealand.

 

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