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Invasive Species Put Antarctic Natives At Risk
2012-03-06 11:15:04

As temperatures warm along Antarctica´s outer fringes, it allows for invasive plants and organisms to be carried in inadvertently by visiting scientists and tourists, putting the pristine ecosystem at risk, researchers have found. An international team of researchers, writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), said they scoured the clothes and boots of those visiting the southernmost continent and found that most were carrying plant seeds. The risks from...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

Ennis & Ennis, P.A. outlines the findings of a recent metal hip investigation performed by the British Medical Journal and BBC Newsnight. (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 Poorly regulated and potentially dangerous metal hip implants may have exposed hundreds of thousands of patients to toxic substances, reveals a British Medical Journal (BMJ)/ BBC Newsnight investigation. According to this investigation, the failure rates of resurfacing in women and of metal-on-metal total hip replacements in...

Fiery Meteor Reported In UK Skies Saturday Night
2012-03-05 05:18:06

Both police telephone lines and Twitter alike were inundated with reports of what is believed to have been a large, fiery meteor streaking in the skies above the UK, with sightings ranging from the northern part of Scotland to the southern edge of England, various media outlets have reported. According to BBC News, the sightings took place at roughly 21:40 GMT (about 9.40pm local time or 4:40pm EST) Saturday night. Multiple concerned citizens phoned law enforcement personnel, reporting a...

UK Scientific Group To Study Ethics Of Neurotechnologies
2012-03-01 14:43:37

The same technology currently used to help stimulate parts of the brain and help stroke, dementia, and depression patients could be adapted to create weapons that can be fired with a single thought and other non-medical purposes, leading a prominent group of British scientists to open an investigation into the ethical, social, and legal issues surrounding what they refer to as "novel neurotechnologies." One type of this technology, known as deep brain stimulation (DBS), is currently used...

Triceratops And Torosaurus: Are They Really Different?
2012-03-01 09:10:04

A debate over whether Triceratops and Torosaurus are two different life stages of the same species has been decided in a new analysis of the prehistoric specimens classifying them into two distinct groups. The study rejected 2010 research claiming the Triceratops was merely a youngster and Torosaurus was an adult of the same species. The new research, published Feb. 29 in the journal PLoS One, said the analysis of the fossils do not support the same species theory. Nicholas Longrich and...

GPS Jammers Could Spell Trouble In The UK
2012-02-22 11:13:42

New groundbreaking research has revealed that Global Positioning System (GPS) jammers in use on British roads are potentially a major threat to tracking systems and mobile networks. The evidence was presented at the GNSS Vulnerability 2012: Present Danger, Future Threats conference today along with predictions of a major incident involving ships in the English Channel over the next decade caused by disruption to navigation signals. The conference was organized by the ICT Knowledge Transfer...

2012-02-15 20:10:00

Enter for your chance to win a Top Gear® DVD Bundle! Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 K´NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, is pleased to announce the launch of K´NEX´S Top Gear DVD Bundle Sweepstakes. From February 15, 2012 at 8:00am EST through February 29, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K´NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a Top Gear DVD Bundle, comprised of Top Gear Seasons 10-16 and the complete first season...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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