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Whaling Has Caused Humpbacks To Remain In Antarctic Bays Longer Than Usual
2012-07-31 15:25:06

As humpback whales struggle to recover from 20th century whaling that severely depleted their numbers, scientists have found that the aquatic mammals reside in the bays along the Western Antarctic Peninsula into late austral autumn where they feast on a bounty of cold-water krill.

2012-07-24 11:07:32

Stroboscopic training, performing a physical activity while using eyewear that simulates a strobe-like experience, has been found to increase visual short-term memory retention, and the effects lasted 24 hours.

2012-06-28 20:34:45

Clergy's practice of putting others first can be detrimental to their own health.

2012-06-20 12:07:22

iPod owners aren't the only ones who frequently shuffle their favorite tunes.

2012-06-13 14:59:07

Researchers have identified the set of tools an infectious microbe uses to persuade a plant to open the windows and let the bug and all of its friends inside.

2012-06-13 13:03:54

No matter how much time you've spent training your brain to multitask by playing "Call of Duty," you're probably no better at talking on the phone while driving than anybody else.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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