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2013-06-12 16:06:34

The painful rheumatic condition gout is often associated with the big toe, but it turns out that patients at highest risk of further flare-ups are those whose gout first involved other joints, such as a knee or elbow, Mayo Clinic has found.

OCD Humans And Dogs Show Similar Brain Abnormalities
2013-06-04 16:20:19

Some dogs’ bad habits could be a sign of canine compulsive disorder (CCD), and a new study shows that structural brain abnormalities in Doberman pinschers with the disorder are similar to those seem in humans with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

How Plants Benefit From Forest Fires
2013-04-30 11:18:53

Forest fires are a major cause of plant death and destruction, but they can also be a source of life as some dormant seeds begin to germinate in the aftermath of a raging inferno.

DNA Study Reveals Secrets Of Gentically Similar Polar And Brown Bears
2013-03-15 10:22:25

A new report in PLoS Genetics attempts to clarify conflicting studies on a population of Alaskan brown bears that are genetically similar to polar bears, yet look and act like typical brown bears.

Project 1640 Imaging System Allows Astronomers To See Distant Exoplanets
2013-03-13 21:39:14

Using a state-of-the-art telescopic imaging system, astronomers are now able to see planets that orbit distant stars, known as exoplanets, more easily and in greater detail.

Clovis Impact Theory Back Under The Microscope
2012-09-19 04:41:40

Disregard of three critical protocols explains why a group challenging the theory of a North American meteor-impact event approximately 12,900 years ago failed to find iron and silica rich magnetic particles in the sites they investigated.

Tagish Lake Meteorites Help Solve Amino Acid Mysteries
2012-07-26 14:48:28

New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.