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2011-11-23 12:04:13

Young girls have been viewed as far more savvy than boys at navigating the emotional pitfalls of friendships.

2011-11-22 10:41:13

Girls may be sugar and spice, but "everything nice" takes a back seat when friends let them down.

2011-11-18 02:40:47

A new report by Duke University researchers offers several health and environmental measures for North Carolina lawmakers to consider as they debate legalizing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

2011-11-14 23:05:21

In a finding that confirms what many obstetricians and gynecologists suspected, Duke University researchers report that younger women who undergo hysterectomies face a nearly two-fold increased risk for developing menopause early.

Instant Camouflage Discovered In Two Cephalopods
2011-11-11 11:17:36

Scientists have discovered two deep ocean species of cephalopods, the octopus Japetella heathi and the squid Onychoteuthis banksii, that can go from transparent to opaque in the blink of an eye.

2011-11-07 16:56:39

For less than $100 and a day's work, a single family in an undeveloped country can construct a solid waste disposal system that not only processes the waste, but requires no electricity or additional energy while destroying harmful pathogens.

2011-11-04 22:59:03

On-the-ground photos from the next political uprising may come with added authenticity tags.

2011-11-01 09:21:17

Cancer doctors want to offer a sympathetic ear, but sometimes miss the cues from patients.

US Forests Are Not Keeping Pace With Climate Change
2011-11-01 04:33:14

More than half of eastern U.S. tree species examined in a massive new Duke University-led study aren't adapting to climate change as quickly or consistently as predicted.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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