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How Plant Communities Handle Stress
2013-01-31 15:01:30

Ecology is rife with predation, competition, and other dramatic “negative interactions,” but those alone do not determine the course life on Earth.

2012-12-26 12:49:22

When heart attack patients present in the emergency department with some degree of anemia, or anemic patients have a heart attack, physicians have a tendency, but not much guidance, about whether to provide a blood transfusion.

The Evolution Of Grass Photosynthesis
2012-12-26 05:22:06

In examining the differences in photosynthetic activity among certain types of grasses, researchers from Brown University found that some plants are positioned to take evolutionary advantage of certain situations.

Fate Of Phosphorous Determined By Soil
2012-12-17 17:57:17

Brazil’s soybean yields have become competitive with those of the United States and Argentina, but the soil demands a lot of phosphorous, which is not renewable.

2012-12-05 12:55:24

Inside the brains of mice and men alike, a relatively big football-shaped region called the thalamus acts like a switchboard, providing the prefrontal cortex, the part that does abstract thinking and decision-making, with most of its information.

Delivering Meals To Seniors Keeps Them In Their Homes
2012-12-04 13:44:19

States that invest more in delivering meals to seniors’ homes have lower rates of such “low-care” seniors in nursing homes, after adjusting for several other factors.

Variation In Sperm Length Is Not A Good Sign
2012-11-13 16:38:55

A new study published online in the journal Human Reproduction finds that the greater the inconsistency in the length of sperm, particularly in the tail (flagellum), the lower the concentration of sperm that can swim well.

Hospitalization Increases Due To Hospice Barrier
2012-10-31 13:59:07

Because of a Medicare policy that prevents simultaneous reimbursement for skilled nursing and hospice care, many families cannot choose hospice for loved ones who reside in nursing homes.

New Cobalt-graphene Performs Nearly As Well As Precious Metal Catalysts
2012-10-17 15:44:32

There's a new contender in the race to find an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts for use in hydrogen fuel cells.


Word of the Day
chauffeuse
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.
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