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2010-11-08 19:58:22

Plants that can pollinate themselves are more likely to go extinct, says new study of nightshade plant family.

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.

2010-08-11 14:44:32

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.

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.

2010-07-28 19:09:06

In an unprecedented effort that will be published online on the 28th of July by the international journal Nature, a team of scientists mapped and analyzed global biodiversity patterns for over 11,000 marine species ranging from tiny zooplankton to sharks and whales.

2010-07-12 10:37:00

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half (45.9 percent) of executives report that complexity of implementation is their organizations' biggest challenge in improving enterprise risk management, according to a recent online poll from Deloitte. "Executives relying on conventional wisdom often miss the unconventional realities that can make risk management appear insurmountably complex," said Frederick Funston, a principal with Deloitte & Touche LLP and co-author of the newly released...

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2010-06-08 09:10:00

A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick.

2010-06-02 21:06:29

Study shows math mentors much more effective in beginning of career.

2010-05-28 13:43:22

Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform.

2010-05-10 14:52:05

The availability of more affordable drugs, vaccines and diagnostics that would help countless people worldwide is the foremost benefit expected from a growing number of collaborations between biotech firms in developing countries.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.