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2014-09-15 08:26:23

Best Value Schools has launched its newest article for ranking the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates by their overall return on investment PHILADELPHIA, Sept.

2014-08-04 09:45:12

The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats.

skull composite
2014-08-03 05:50:56

Changes in the human skull occurring approximately 50,000 years ago indicate that the rise of culture occurred around the same time as a reduction in testosterone levels, according to new research appearing in the August 1 edition of the journal Current Anthropology.

Baboon females
2014-08-01 02:00:13

A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters.

A Look At The Evolution Of Airplanes
2014-07-24 03:18:43

Analysis in the Journal of Applied Physics uses 'constructal law' to witness the evolution of airplane designs over time and predict the future of aerospace design

divorce
2014-07-16 08:02:18

In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. Many scholars have read those numbers as evidence that daughters cause divorce.

2014-07-01 11:36:25

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age.

2014-06-30 14:58:42

Engineers and neuroscientists at Duke University have developed a method to measure the response of an individual neuron to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain.

2014-06-24 23:17:22

The CP Help Center is the web’s largest source for research, treatment and legal news on cerebral palsy.

2014-06-23 13:34:53

A team of scientists from Duke Medicine, the University of Michigan and Stanford University has determined the underlying architecture of a cellular signaling complex involved in the body's response to stimuli such as light and pain.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.