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Spider Genome Sequenced For The First Time
2014-05-08 03:19:02

For the first time ever, a group of Danish and Chinese researchers has sequenced the genome of the spider. This knowledge provides a much more qualified basis for studying features of the spider. It also shows that humans share certain genomic similarities with spiders.

2014-05-07 10:13:52

"We are turning the professional social workers into moral agents. This development recalls a time before the welfare state, when we had poor relief and when the extent to which the state could help you depended on your own dignity."

Oxygen Depletion In Baltic Sea Is 10 Times Worse Than A Hundred Years Ago
2014-04-01 14:34:17

After several years of discussions, researchers from Aarhus University (Denmark), Lund University (Sweden) and Stockholm University (Sweden) have determined that nutrients from the land are the main cause of widespread areas of oxygen depletion.

Atlantic Ocean Dances With The Sun And Volcanoes
2014-04-01 09:06:11

Natural fluctuations in the ocean temperature in the North Atlantic have a significant impact on the climate in the northern hemisphere.

2014-02-25 14:02:31

As the first in the world, researchers from Aarhus have shown that a new scanning technique can see changes in metabolism that have until now remained invisible, while they are taking place.

Understanding Autism And Schizophrenia
2014-02-24 08:21:53

In a study to be published in Psychological Science, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen demonstrate that brain cells in what is called the mirror system help people make sense of the actions they see other people perform in everyday life.

Where Carbon-stocking Projects Provide Greatest Benefits In Africa
2013-12-19 10:40:41

It is increasingly recognized that climate change has the potential to threaten people and nature, and that it is imperative to tackle the drivers of climate change, namely greenhouse gases.

2013-12-02 21:38:33

The first step has been taken towards developing a nanorobot that – in the long run – will enable the targeted transport of medications in the body.

2013-11-22 11:39:42

More and more women are given antidepressant medication while they are pregnant.

Bacteria Use Lethal Cytotoxins In Order To Evade Antibiotic Treatment
2013-11-18 11:49:43

Bacteria that cause infectious diseases produce a number of cytotoxins, and an international research team has now found the mechanism behind one of these toxins.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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