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The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation: A Literature Review and Gap-Analysis

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Children,Education

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/arts-in-early-childhood-dec2015.pdf

Explores the social and emotional benefits for early childhood of activities related to music, drama/theater, and visual arts. From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

The Air Force Aviation Investment Challenge

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R44305.pdf

Discusses the challenge of overseeing four major programs in procurement and five more in the research and development stage, due to the need to replace several aircraft simultaneously. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Terms and Military Symbols

Categories: Defense/Military

http://fas.org/irp/doddir/army/adrp1_02.pdf

Updated manual which covers terms and symbols used by the U.S. Army. From the Department of the Army, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Arctic Report Card 2015

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/

Reports the air temperature in 2015 across the Arctic was well above average including temperatures over land more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit above average, the highest since records began in 1900. Features updates on key indicators as well as new reports on the plight of walruses, the northward migration of fishes, and river discharges into the Arctic Ocean. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration