East Tennesseans awoke to a blanket of white and subfreezing temperatures Monday morning. Those conditions prompted schools and government offices to close or delay their openings as a historically cold air mass moved into the region.
When Dale Ditmanson moved from Philadelphia in 2004 to take over the Superintendent duties at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, he received a valuable bit of advice from former superintendent Karen Wade. “She told me, ‘be prepared to be embraced by the community,’” Ditmanson says.
One law going into effect tomorrow is called the “Breast Density Inform Law”. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed it into law last year.
The law requires that any patient whose mammogram shows dense breast tissue be informed that dense tissue could hide small abnormalities and that supplemental screening may be necessary. Last March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added breast density to the list of risk factors for developing breast cancer.
Tennessee is the 8th state to pass a breast density law.
It's holiday time here at The Method! Join Brandon, Chrissy and Christine around the fireplace as they reminisce on the most memorable science stories from the past year. Our stocking stuffers include the world invented by Thomas Edison, cave art from Tennessee's first residents, and the science of moonshine. So pour a mug of hot cider and join us for a holly jolly salute to the year in science.
Since 1942, the General Education Development (GED) exam has been a valuable tool for students who didn’t earn a traditional high school diploma. But recent changes in the administration of the exam have moved the state of Tennessee to offer an alternative.
The changes began in earnest when Pearson VUE, the company that administers the exam, announced the cost of the exam would increase in Tennessee from $75 to $120. More importantly, it would only be available on-line.