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Humans Train Their Brain To Like Certain Music, Rather Than Rely On Nature To Do It For Them
2013-02-14 14:50:03

A new study has shown that those who dislike a certain style of music based on the sound of it, or the use of harmonies within, simply aren’t trying hard enough. In other words, our love of music and appreciation for harmony is a product of nurture, not nature.

2013-02-04 10:28:23

Scientists have identified the gene essential for survival of antibody-producing cells, a finding that could lead to better treatments for diseases where these cells are out of control, such as myeloma and chronic immune disorders.

2012-10-26 00:56:31

Researchers at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) have successfully created a human heart cell model of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), an inherited heart muscle disorder which puts one at high risk of developing life-threatening arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

Interview With Professor Shu Yang Of The University of Pennsylvania
2012-10-18 08:26:27

Shu Yang – an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Pennsylvania – spoke with redOrbit recently about her research and how this new technology could change the way we apply color to our world.

Regenerated Lizard Tails Not A Perfect Match To Original Tail
2012-10-10 08:47:00

Some lizards have the innate ability to re-grow their tails. However, this natural regenerative ability does not occur in a perfect way.

2012-09-24 12:50:10

Melbourne researchers have identified a new way of protecting female fertility, offering hope to women whose fertility may be compromised by the side-effects of cancer therapy or by premature menopause.

Student Gives Commands To Mars Rover
2012-08-21 15:24:37

Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them.

2012-07-25 06:35:46

Liver cancer is the third leading cancer killer worldwide. Now, researchers are working to crack the code to see what is causing it.

2012-07-24 13:27:18

Scientists have discovered the structure and operating procedures of a powerful anti-bacterial killing machine that could become an alternative to antibiotics.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.