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2011-09-25 15:19:20

New research shows that key parts of the brain collaborate to buy time for careful consideration of difficult decisions.

2011-09-22 13:39:36

Male mice whose mothers were exposed to either moderate or high levels of bisphenol A while pregnant did not grow up to show any adverse effects to their reproductive systems by several measures.

2011-09-19 22:04:39

Researchers at Brown University and Stanford University have pieced together ancient human migration in North and South America.

Why Carbon Nanotubes Spell Trouble For Cells
2011-09-19 04:10:52

It's been long known that asbestos spells trouble for human cells. Scientists have seen cells stabbed with spiky, long asbestos fibers, and the image is gory: Part of the fiber is protruding from the cell, like a quivering arrow that's found its mark.

2011-08-23 18:29:47

All the excitement about nanotechnology comes down to this: Structures of materials at the scale of billionths of a meter take on unusual properties.

2011-08-02 15:15:30

The risk of coronary heart disease in middle age is moderately higher for men and women who grew up in adverse family settings.

2011-08-02 12:22:04

A new research brief from the US2010 Project shows that the average black or Hispanic household earning over $75,000 lives in a poorer neighborhood than the average white resident earning under $40,000.

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2011-07-31 07:15:59

In a paper published recently in the journal Science, researchers at Brown University and from the Republic of Georgia have learned how bats can home in on a target, virtually dismissing other objects in their midst. .

2011-07-07 19:13:07

Nursing homes in the United States are shrinking and their residents are becoming proportionately more black, more Hispanic, more Asian, and less white, according to a new study by Brown University researchers.

2011-07-07 00:00:04

Predictive Analytics Course to Help Fundraising Professionals Learn to Build Their Own Predictive Models Conway, NH & Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Rapid Insight Inc. today announced a collaborative effort with Brown University to host a course on predictive modeling for fundraisers.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.