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2012-02-07 20:59:16

The abundance of false information available on the Internet, in movies and on TV has created a big challenge for educators.

Lizard Study Analyzes Importance Of The Founder Effect
2012-02-03 05:54:43

A team of American researchers have reportedly completed what they are calling the first experimental study of the phenomenon known as the founder effect -- the loss of genetic variation that occurs when a new population is established created using a small group from a larger existing population -- in a natural setting.

2012-01-27 10:53:35

Hundreds of rare, endemic species in the Central Andes remain unprotected and are increasingly under threat from development and climate change.

2012-01-06 10:31:44

Kids with Pompe disease fail because of a missing enzyme, GAA, that leads to dangerous sugar build-up, which affects muscles and movement.

'Love Hormone' Helps Monkeys Show A Little Kindness
2012-01-06 05:18:49

Oxytocin, the "love hormone" that builds mother-baby bonds and may help us feel more connected toward one another, can also make surly monkeys treat each other a little more kindly.

Harp Seal Population Threatened By Melting Atlantic Ice
2012-01-05 13:46:14

Warming in the North Atlantic Ocean has lead to "significantly reduced" sea ice levels in the breeding grounds of harp seals over the past three decades, Duke University researchers have discovered.

2011-12-15 12:04:55

A repository developed by Duke University engineers that they call a "materials genome" will allow scientists to stop using trail-and-error methods for combining electricity-producing materials called "thermoelectrics."

2011-12-15 10:15:07

Shortcoming also may help explain how propaganda has contributed to torture and genocid.

2011-12-14 19:53:26

A stroll on the beach can mean sinking your toes into smooth sand or walking firm-footed on a surface that appears almost solid.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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