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tesla car
2014-10-10 08:01:23

Electric car company Tesla Motors unveiled its much-hyped newest car on Thursday night with a suite of new features.

Socioeconomic Status May Determine A Person's Overall Understanding Of Science
2014-07-07 15:21:20

Socioeconomic status may have an effect on the reading comprehension of science-related information, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

social media cyberloafing
2014-07-01 04:30:12

A new study from researchers in Norway has found that people who like to browse social media at work tend to be male, single and/or have a higher education.

New Fossil Evidence Shows Reproductive Changes During Transition From Dinosaurs To Birds
2014-05-30 13:14:34

Over the course of millions of years, some dinosaurs evolved into the modern birds we see today – and that transition included the shift to a single-ovary reproductive system, according to a new report in the National Science Review journal.

Mars' Atmosphere Loss To Be Measured By NASA's MAVEN Orbiter
2014-05-15 10:47:48

When NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission arrives at its destination later this year, an instrument on board could help to determine why Mars has slowly lost much of its atmosphere and become the barren planet we see today.

Male Fertility Relies On A Key Protein That Also Protects Against Disease
2014-05-13 10:58:14

Male infertility prevents many couples from being able to conceive a child and a new study published in the journal Nature Communications has found a specific protein that is a major determining factor in determining a sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg.

shocking lucid dreams
2014-05-12 12:40:00

Although dreaming takes place entirely within the mind, dreamers often feel like they are living in a reality in which they have no control. However, some dreamers can reach a state in which they are aware they are dreaming and can take control of the dream.

Has The Winning Formula For 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Been Cracked?
2014-05-02 08:54:38

Played for fun as a child and to settle bets as an adult, rock-paper-scissors is a game played around the world by people of all ages.

Ancient Hunting, Herding Structures Found In Lake Huron's Depths
2014-04-29 11:39:33

Ancient peoples of North America relied on caribou hunts for food and a new study from a team of Michigan researchers has revealed the discovery of 9,000-year-old hunting infrastructure at the bottom of Lake Huron.

Graphene-Based Spaser Could Lead To Printable Smartphones
2014-04-25 04:23:53

According to a new report in the journal ACS Nano, a team of Australian engineers have modelled a kind of laser called a “spaser” that would allow for the creation of smartphones so small and flexible – they could be printed on a t-shirt.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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