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2011-03-15 15:18:10

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named its awardee for this year's Alan T. Waterman Award: Casey Dunn, a biologist at Brown University.

2011-03-07 17:28:52

New research shows that people who receive weak but supportive evidence about a proposition are less optimistic about the outcome than people who receive no evidence at all.

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2011-01-12 11:45:00

Marketing efforts that encourage mixing caffeinated "energy" drinks with alcohol often try to sway young people to believe that caffeine will offset the sedating effects of alcohol and increase alertness and stamina.

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2011-01-11 11:07:49

While wealthier people have chosen alternatives to urban nursing homes, the urban poor still depend on them for long-term care.

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2011-01-10 13:22:20

Geologists at Brown University and the University of Washington have a cautionary tale: Lose enough species in the oceans, and the entire ecosystem could collapse.

2011-01-09 00:43:40

Connecticut businessman Howard J.

2010-12-27 20:41:24

A novel potential therapy based on a natural human protein significantly slows muscle damage and improves function in mice who have the same genetic mutation as boys with the most common form of muscular dystrophy.

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2010-12-18 08:37:45

The finding could lead to better-quality nanotubes for potential use in automotive, electronics, optics and other fields.

2010-12-16 13:18:15

A newly published insight into the biology of many kinds of less-aggressive but still lethal brain tumors, or gliomas, opens up a wide array of possibilities for new therapies.

2010-12-11 00:00:45

The Fairfield County InfoSec Group met on November 11 in Westport, Connecticut, to hear David Sherry, Chief Information Security Officer for Brown University, speak on "This Isn't Your Mother's Internet: Mitigating Web 2.0 Threats." (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 The Fairfield County InfoSec Group met on November 11 in Westport, Connecticut, to hear David Sherry, Chief Information Security Officer for Brown University, speak on "This Isn't Your Mother's Internet: Mitigating Web...


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.