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2011-02-18 09:58:25

Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest, and largest freshwater lake, has provided scientists with insight into the ways that climate change affects water temperature, which in turn affects life in the lake. The study was published in the journal PLoS ONE on Feb. 16. "Lake Baikal has the greatest biodiversity of any lake in the world," explained co-author Stephanie Hampton, deputy director of UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS). "And,...

2010-12-29 10:36:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Adam Hanft, founder and CEO of the marketing and branding firm, Hanft Projects, and co-author of Dictionary of the Future, while the Great Recession has technically become a part of history, 2011 is likely to mark the beginning of what he refers to as the Great Distression. According to Hanft, the Great Distression captures the moodset of a country that's battered by uncertainty and, as Dylan once put it, has no direction home....

2010-12-14 08:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- First One Digital Publishing announces the company will go live on 1/11/11 by unveiling its robust e-Commerce website, its first release ebook catalog and the debut of the "First One Contest." First One Digital Publishing is a new brand of Publishing Company focused on publishing literary content exclusively over digital e­reader formats. First One is owned by mgmt one, a premier full-service business advisory firm and...

2010-12-08 13:14:00

Groundbreaking Survey of Largest U.S. Ports Concludes Typical Port Truck Driver is Misclassified as an Independent Contractor - and Paid Poverty-Level Wages, Denied Health Care & Other Employee Standards Report Calls On U.S. Ports, Congress and Federal Gov't to Require Trucking Companies to Legitimately Employ Drivers, Take Responsibility for Trucks, and Clean Up Air NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new groundbreaking study of the U.S. port trucking industry finds...

2010-11-26 12:07:25

Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and psychological factors, rather than differences in ability. And the effects of these psychological factors can be largely overcome with a brief writing exercise focusing on important values, such as friends and family, learning or even music. This simple "values affirmation" writing...

2010-11-23 00:01:09

Dr. Louis Rosner, retired professor of clinical neurology at University of California Los Angeles, and the former head of their Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, and his co-author, Shelley Ross, have been selected to provide the information on Multiple Sclerosis for the New Dr. Mehmet Oz network, Sharecare. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2010 Dr. Louis Rosner, retired professor of clinical neurology at University of California Los Angeles, and the former head of their Multiple Sclerosis...

2010-11-08 19:58:22

Plants that can pollinate themselves are more likely to go extinct, says new study of nightshade plant family Many plants can pollinate themselves and reproduce without the aid of a mate, thanks to having both male and female parts. But the short-term perks of being able to go it alone come with long-term costs, says a new study in the journal Science. The reason is because plants that can pollinate themselves are more prone to extinction, scientists say. Flowering plants are incredibly...

2010-08-24 07:45:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Wall Street brokers and active money managers exploit the public's lack of expertise and understanding for their own benefit. The Investment Answer exposes these tactics and educates investors about what really matters in investing. Co-author Gordon Murray says, "The book clearly explains the answers to the five key questions any investor needs to know to have a successful investment experience." The book is written by Dan Goldie, who has...

2010-08-11 14:44:32

New study examines commonly requested procedures and the impact on BDD symptoms A new study finds that while many who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seek cosmetic procedures, only two percent of procedures actually reduced the severity of BDD. Despite this poor long-term outcome, physicians continue to provide requested surgeries to people suffering from BDD. The study was recently published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. Katharine A. Phillips, MD, is the director of the body image...

2010-08-05 15:39:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following essay was written by Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis; and Chuck Feltz, Webster University alumnus (MA '89) and co-author, "Never by Chance: Aligning People and Strategy Through Intentional Leadership": We don't know all the details, but when we listened to Tony Hayward as he was grilled in Congress about BP's safety record, he kept...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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