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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.

2012-09-18 23:00:49

In a new study, psychologists at Brown University and the University of Colorado found that while some people require a detailed explanation of how a product works before they’ll be willing to pay more, others became less willing to pay when confronted with that additional detail.

Crucial Time For Medicare Kidney Spending
2012-09-05 08:25:05

Medicare has covered treatment for anyone with end-stage renal disease since 1972.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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