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2009-09-23 14:45:00

In a study published in the September 24th issue of Nature, an international team describes how they harnessed modern genomic technology to explore the ancient history of India, the world's second most populous nation.

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2009-09-22 15:25:00

The precise conditions inside a white dwarf star in the hours leading up to its explosive end as a Type Ia supernova are one of the mysteries confronting astrophysicists studying these massive stellar explosions.

2009-09-10 04:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- To help customers find additional value in their used video games, today Toys"R"Us introduced a video game trade-in program at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide.

2009-09-09 09:30:05

Competitors copying songs is an issue that every great singer must face, but now it has been discovered that even birds have to deal with cover artists.

2009-09-02 13:56:17

A lot of variables come into play when selecting a site for environmental conservation that yields benefits to people nearby such as wildlife needs, species and vegetation uniqueness, and costs to the government or community.

2009-08-27 14:48:30

Outcomes matter more than intention when choosing to punish or reward individuals who've caused accidents, according to new research from Harvard University.

2009-08-19 11:43:23

When times are tough and people are in a state of upheaval, it is expected that they might take refuge in "comfort foods" such as Grandma's fried chicken or a Sonic milkshake?

2009-08-14 08:47:07

He may study grasses by profession, but Texas AgriLife Research forage agronomist Dr. Dariusz Malinowski has a passion for flowers, particularly winter hardy hibiscus.

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2009-07-30 10:00:00

Two researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom have shown for the first time that the law of brevity in human language.

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2009-07-10 12:35:00

Hundreds of thousands of college students from around the globe took on Microsoft's challenge to find new technology that can help achieve the UN Millennium Development goals.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.