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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.

Progress Towards Developing Plants That Accommodate Climate Change
2011-10-07 08:47:21

The ability to promote agricultural and conservation successes in the face of rapid environmental change will partly hinge on scientists' understanding of how plants adapt to local climate.

Southern California's Tectonic Plates Revealed In Detail
2011-10-07 03:52:56

Rifting is one of the fundamental geological forces that have shaped our planet. Were it not for the stretching of continents and the oceans that filled those newly created basins, Earth would be a far different place.

2011-10-06 11:26:25

Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have developed a way to extract information about gene expression from fertile human egg cells without hurting them.

2011-10-05 22:15:14

At the beginning of the 2011-12 flu season, a new study finds that the proportion of nursing home patients who get a shot remains lower than a national public health goal and that the rate is lower for blacks than for whites.

Image 1 - Mercury Has Widespread Flood Volcanism
2011-09-29 13:23:32

NASA announced on Thursday that its MESSENGER spacecraft has found new evidence that flood volcanism has been widespread on Mercury.

2011-09-29 10:18:28

Species' ability to overcome adversity goes beyond Darwin's survival of the fittest.

2011-09-29 09:33:23

A new study in the Sept. 29, 2011, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine reports that nearly one in five nursing home residents with advanced dementia experiences burdensome transitions in the last 90 days of life, such as moving to a different facility in the last three days of life or repeat hospitalizations for expected complications of dementia in the last 90 days of life.

Image 1 - Tendons Absorb Shocks That Muscles Can't Handle
2011-09-28 04:40:30

Anyone who has hiked down a mountain knows the soreness that comes a day or two after means the leg muscles have endured a serious workout.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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