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Possible Blood Test to Help Predict Breast Cancer
2012-05-02 05:19:32

A new study finds that breast cancer can possibly be predicted with a genetic test, years before the cancer develops. It would be in the form of a blood test to help see how genes are changed by environmental factors like alcohol and hormones.

Brazil's Congress Votes To Ease Deforestation Rules
2012-04-27 07:04:22

Brazilian lawmakers have passed controversial new legislation that eases regulations regarding the amount of land that farmers must preserve as forest, a move that critics argue weakens environmental protections efforts and could lead to increased deforestation in the Amazon and other regions.

Website Covering Chinese Scandal Targeted By Hackers
2012-04-23 04:26:51

An American, Chinese-language website that been detailing the scandal of a former Chinese Communist Party official claims that they were the victim of a cyberattack on Friday.

100 Times More Groundwater In Africa Than Surface Water
2012-04-21 05:01:01

Researchers say they have created the most detailed map yet of groundwater across the entire continent of Africa.

DARPA Orders Prototype AR Contact Lenses
2012-04-15 05:12:00

Pentagon officials have reportedly ordered a special type of contact lenses that provide a wide field of vision while also allowing individuals to focus both on a specific image and on their environment at the same time.

US Tops Clean Energy List: Report
2012-04-13 06:48:05

A federal push for renewable power helped the United States overtake China as the world’s largest investor of clean energy last year, researchers for the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts reported on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.