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Higgs May Be Detected As Early As Christmas
2011-09-02 12:30:05

Researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) said that the hunt for the Higgs particle is well ahead of schedule.

2011-09-02 12:12:57

According to Dr Ian Roberts, Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Injury Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the recent episode ("Big Lies, Small Lies") seriously misrepresents the scientific evidence.

Portable Microscope Detects Bacteria Using Holograms
2011-09-02 04:39:25

Engineers at UCLA have developed an inexpensive, portable, lensless microscope.

Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure.

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2011-08-22 12:38:57

Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine may have pinpointed the cause of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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2011-08-21 14:54:24

An international team of researchers believe they have identified the gene responsible for the creature's hop.

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2011-08-21 14:42:25

MDMA could be used to treat leukemia, lymphoma, and certain other types of blood cancer.

2011-08-19 12:30:00

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the IBC2011 International Honour for Excellence is Sir David Attenborough, in recognition of his remarkable career in television and, in particular, natural history.

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2011-08-18 05:20:00

Scientists have identified a critical step in the evolution of filter-feeding whales' enormous mouths.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.