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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.

'Cute' Chimps In Ads May Harm The Species' Survival
2011-10-13 05:37:16

Television ads featuring cute chimpanzees wearing human clothes are likely to distort the public's perception of the endangered animals and hinder conservation efforts.

2011-10-11 12:10:14

After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary experiments.

Removal Of Restrictions Can Decrease Music Piracy
2011-10-08 05:24:32

Contrary to the traditional views of the music industry, removal of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions can actually decrease piracy, according to new research from Rice University and Duke University.


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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