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2009-07-16 10:54:00

$30 million to be used to support language and literature studies, and to pioneer new approaches for the research and treatment of asthma in childrenDENVER and PORTLAND, Ore., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Jewish Health and Reed College have received the largest gifts in the histories of both organizations, approximately $30 million combined, from the estate of fantasy author David Eddings.

2009-07-08 12:02:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the severe impact of the current economic collapse, the world's top women transformational leaders have joined together for a teleseminar series called, "Women Supporting Women - Turning Crisis into Opportunity." The program will be offered through www.Connected-Women.com, a global networking site for women in business and will benefit women entrepreneurs in Iceland, a country amongst the hardest hit by the global recession.

2009-06-29 16:57:03

An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems.

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2009-06-18 15:49:15

Synthetic fertilizers have dramatically increased food production worldwide, but the unintended costs to the environment and human health have been substantial.

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2009-06-05 08:25:33

A team of Spanish and American researchers has developed a method to evaluate basketball players that will, they say, better meet the requirements of the sport's trainers and experts.

2009-05-25 07:49:55

An emerging form of the pathogenic yeast Candida is able to complete a full sexual cycle in a test tube, even though it's missing the genes for reproduction. And it may also do so while infecting us, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

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2009-04-13 15:10:00

College students who use Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grade point averages than students who have not signed up for the social networking website, according to a pilot study at one university.

2009-02-17 13:23:00

"WHY WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS" Co-author Leads INSEAD Asia Campus Seminar March 11, 2009 SINGAPORE, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "No region has such extreme differences in the participation of women in the economy as Asia," says Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Founder and Publisher of the Website, WOMEN-omics.com.

2009-02-10 06:00:00

Faith Debuts February 2009 WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith, the latest Global Fund for Children book, celebrates the diversity of religious expression around the world.

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2008-12-23 12:45:25

The reproductive spores of many species of fungi have evolved remarkably drag-minimizing shapes.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.