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Weight Loss Can be Contagious
2012-02-16 04:12:52

Is weight loss “contagious”? According to a new study published online in the journal Obesity, teammates in a team-based weight loss competition significantly influenced each other’s weight loss, suggesting that shedding pounds can have a ripple effect.

Moderate Air Pollution Linked To Stroke, Cognitive Decline
2012-02-14 06:06:21

Chronic exposure to air pollution, even at levels typically considered safe by federal regulations, increases the risk of stroke by 34 percent and may accelerate cognitive decline in older adults.

2012-02-09 00:52:52

Life shrouds most choices in mystery.

2012-01-25 13:00:00

Producing a large scale, multi-venue, televised event is a huge challenge and certainly not an exact science. Flexibility, quality, dependability and diligence are necessary to pull it off.

New Research Shows Feathered Dinosaur Could Fly
2012-01-25 06:22:05

An international team of researchers led by Brown University has shed some new light on whether the winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly.

Device Measures Glucose In Saliva
2012-01-24 05:11:32

Engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique could eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood to check their glucose levels.

Many High-risk Americans Don’t Get Hepatitis B Vaccine
2012-01-20 04:41:15

A recently published study investigating hepatitis B vaccination rates in the United States found that more than half of adults at risk for hepatitis B virus remain unvaccinated.

Mammalian Evolution Mirrors Climate Change
2011-12-27 05:39:51

A recent study by an international group of evolutionary biologists has pointed to six broad yet distinct ‘waves’ of climate-induced mammalian diversity in the last 65 million years of evolution.

2011-12-07 11:20:15

Primates learn from feedback that surprises them, and in a recent investigation of how that happens, neurosurgeons have learned something new.

2011-12-01 11:29:07

In the human world of manufacturing, many companies are now applying an on-demand, just-in-time strategy to conserve resources, reduce costs and promote production of goods precisely when and where they are most needed.


Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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