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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.

2011-11-28 23:11:01

Chemists at Brown University have synthesized a new compound that makes drug-resistant bacteria susceptible again to antibiotics.

Physicists Set Strongest Limit On Mass Of Dark Matter
2011-11-25 04:21:29

Brown University physicists have set the strongest limit for the mass of dark matter, the mysterious particles believed to make up nearly a quarter of the universe.

2011-11-23 11:50:55

Wrinkles and folds are ubiquitous.

Springy Tendons Key To Frogs' Amazing Leaps
2011-11-17 04:08:54

Researchers at Brown University, filming frogs jumping at 500 frames per second with special X-ray technology, show that the frog's tendon stretches as it readies its leap and then recoils, much like a spring, when the frog jumps.

2011-11-07 11:44:27

In many pharmaceutical company and university laboratories, scientists are looking closely at kinase complexes because the enzymes play key roles in essential cell functions.

Skin And Eyes Use Similar Mechanism For Sun Protection
2011-11-04 05:45:22

A group of scientists at Brown University in Rhode Island discovered that the skin and eyes use the same molecular mechanism to protect themselves from the UV light.

Researchers Complete Mollusk Evolutionary Tree
2011-10-27 04:47:06

Mollusks have been around for so long, are so prevalent on land and in water, and are so valuable to people that one might assume scientists had learned everything about them.

Image 1 - Land Animals Suffered Catastrophic Losses After Permian Period
2011-10-26 06:31:51

The cataclysmic events that marked the end of the Permian Period some 252 million years ago were a watershed moment in the history of life on Earth.


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