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2011-09-14 13:15:07

Botanical taxonomy, which extends to include the formal scientific naming of all plants, algae and fungi has gone through a landmark change in the procedure scientists need to follow when they describe new species.

2011-09-02 11:50:14

Loud noise, especially repeated loud noise, is known to cause irreversible damage to the hair cells inside the cochlea and eventually lead to deafness.

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2011-08-17 10:20:19

Black bears hibernate, sleeping their way through winter, and who can blame them?

2011-08-12 12:02:33

Thousands of tonnes of toxic mercury are released into the environment every year.

2011-08-08 06:40:29

European legislation restricts animal testing within the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries and companies are increasingly looking at alternative systems to ensure that their products are safe to use.

2011-07-19 12:34:31

Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases is an important tool in the understanding and prediction of epidemics.

2011-07-06 15:42:54

Lungless salamanders (Ensatina eschscholtzii) live in a horseshoe-shape region in California (a 'ring') which circles around the central valley.

2011-07-04 12:51:52

Neurofibromatosis (NF1) is a genetic condition which affects one in every 3,000 people.

2011-06-30 19:13:36

The technology that allows scientists to profile the entire genome of individual tumors offers new hope for discovering ways to select the best treatment for each patient's particular type of cancer.

2011-06-24 12:44:56

Synthetic collagen has a wide range of applications in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and in the food industry.


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'.