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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.

2011-12-14 19:42:38

It's easy to get in a jam.

2011-12-13 11:23:11

Increased salinity and concentrations of trace elements in one West Virginia watershed have been tied directly to multiple surface coal mines upstream by a detailed new survey of stream chemistry.

2011-12-13 01:06:50

If you're a red-headed guy with eight bulging eyes and a unibrow, size does indeed matter for getting the girl.

2011-12-12 17:37:11

Microscopic water droplets jumping from one surface to another may hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers.

2011-12-07 11:32:25

An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life.

2011-12-02 01:15:00

Clean energy can help meet growing electricity demand and minimize pollution in the Southern United States, but progress to adopt renewable energy strategies has been hindered by a number of myths.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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