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Researchers Use Insect Antibiotics In Battle Against Bacteria
2013-09-02 10:04:58

Scientists are locked in an epic struggle with bacteria – with some of the tiny microbes displaying an increased resistance to antibiotics year after year.

Internet Restrictions In Vietnam Now In Effect
2013-09-02 04:45:28

A controversial law banning Internet users in Vietnam from discussing current events went into effect on Sunday.

Everest New Rules
2013-08-05 11:31:03

Nepalese officials have announced that government agents will be stationed at the Mount Everest base camp and be charged with the responsibility of monitoring expedition teams, coordinating any rescue efforts, and safeguarding the local environment.

UK Government Accused Of Being Complacent Over Arctic Drilling
2013-07-29 05:00:33

The UK government has been accused by a coalition of environmental advocates of failing to protect the Arctic from oil and gas drilling, allowing projects to commence without performing adequate risk assessment.

BBC Examines How To Get To Mars
2013-07-24 12:18:46

This weekend, BBC News and Imperial College London will treat BBC viewers to a five-part television series depicting how a manned mission to Mars might unfold.

New Book Identifies Most Controversial Wikipedia Topics
2013-07-18 13:06:58

Warning, this article may be heavily edited. The preview of a new book reveals the top ten topics that spark "edit wars" on Wikipedia.

Swedish Museum Exhibit Allows Visitors To Virtually Unwrap Mummies
2013-06-30 08:25:30

Ever wanted to peel back the layers and see just what a mummy looks like beneath the layers of linen? Starting next year, a museum in Sweden will allow you to do just that – virtually, that is.

LHC Upgrade Could Create A New Physics
2013-04-03 11:39:00

Engineers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland have begun the process of upgrading. The $105-million upgrade should double the potential energy of what is already the world's most powerful particle accelerator.

James Cameron Donates Submarine On One-Year Anniversary Of Mariana Trench Dive
2013-03-27 10:02:37

On the one-year anniversary of legendary filmmaker/director James Cameron’s descent to the bottom of the world, the submarine he used to make that solo descent – a nearly 7 mile journey to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean – is being donated to science.

EU Bee Protection Ban On Pesticides Fails To Pass
2013-03-17 08:08:02

European Union nations have failed to agree on proposals that would have banned three pesticides reportedly linked to the decline of the global bee population.


Word of the Day
definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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