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credit score and health status
2014-11-18 07:41:44

Your credit score can tell the world a lot about you, not the least of which is your credit-worthiness. According to a new study from Duke University, your credit rating might also reveal something about your health status as well.

sexual coercion in chips
2014-11-15 05:20:43

Male chimpanzees that tend to be sexually aggressive toward females have more reproductive success than less aggressive males, according to a new genetics and observational study in the journal Current Biology.

2014-11-12 08:34:27

Clinical Study using Philips InnerSense solution aligned with World Prematurity Awareness Month ANDOVER, Mass., Nov.

law of the sea
2014-10-27 03:00:47

Many marine animals are world travelers, and scientists who study and track them can rarely predict through which nations’ territorial waters their paths will lead.

Acid mine drainage
2014-10-21 03:00:51

Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

fluorescent molecules
2014-10-14 03:00:50

Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal — setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography.

2014-09-24 12:24:04

- Awards eight seed grants across the Carolinas and southern Virginia CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept.

World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
2014-09-15 03:39:17

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.