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2007-07-28 08:35:00

Boston University (BU) researchers published recently the first clear evidence of how gases from Jupiter’s tiny moon’s volcanoes can lead to the largest visible gas cloud in the solar system.

2007-03-13 12:01:17

BOSTON, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In BusinessWeek's second annual ranking of undergraduate business programs, Boston University School of Management is listed among the top 13 in the nation based on Academic Quality. This is an increase of two places from last year's ranking of 15.

2006-12-24 03:00:09

By Thomas-Medwid, Rachel S GENENE FISHER Senior Policy Fellow Genene Fisher always thought she would be a research scientist, but instead she took a slight detour when she decided to pursue science policy at the AMS Policy Program.

2006-11-21 15:00:56

BOSTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CN8, The Comcast Network and Boston University announce a two-year partnership to produce and broadcast ten LIVE athletic events each year - eight men's hockey games and two men's basketball games. CN8's BU coverage began FRIDAY, Nov.

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2006-03-28 06:45:00

It's common knowledge that humans and other animals couldn't survive without oxygen. But scientists are now learning a good deal more about the extent of our evolutionary debt to a substance that was once a deadly poison.

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2006-02-21 07:32:40

When Voyager 1 finally crossed the "termination shock" at the edge of interstellar space in December 2004, space physicists anticipated the long-sought discovery of the source of anomalous cosmic rays. A mystery unfolded instead when Voyager data showed 20 years of predictions to be wrong.

2005-09-28 16:13:00

Determining levels of homocysteine may be one way to intervene in mild cognitive deficit early in the adult life-cycle, according to a recent study by a research team led by Merrill F. Elias, a professor of epidemiology in the Statistics and Consulting Unit of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University. Normally present in blood plasma, homocysteine is an amino acid by-product of the biological process that converts food to the chemical compounds that keep the body...

2005-08-24 17:32:41

It's not enough just to let subsistence farmers in Zimbabwe know it will be a dry or wet growing season, says new research from a team led by Boston University's Anthony Patt. You should back up that information with opportunities for the farmers to meet together and ask questions about the forecasts. The study's findings could aid farmers in regions strongly influenced by large global climate variations such as those caused by El Niño and La Niña.

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2005-04-28 07:35:00

If your schedule robs you of slumber, you may be setting yourself up for diabetes. But don't press the snooze bar too many times, because oversleeping might bring the same result.

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2004-12-29 10:24:42

In a scientific first, researchers have found that the body's internal clock, known as the circadian cycle, affects heart rate, independent of a person's sleep/wake cycle or other behavioral influences.


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'.