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2011-06-16 10:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Duke University chancellor for health affairs and chief executive officer of Duke University Health System, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

2011-06-09 13:40:00

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) today announced the acquisition of the Immune Tolerance Institute, Inc. (ITI) as a next step in the continued growth of the Institute, located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.

2011-06-06 20:11:32

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even little kids picking strawberries do it.

2011-05-23 22:10:59

Electrical engineers at Duke University have determined that unique man-made materials should theoretically make it possible to improve the power transfer to small devices, such as laptops or cell phones, or ultimately to larger ones, such as cars or elevators, without wires.

2011-05-20 12:54:46

Strobe-like eyewear designed to train the vision of athletes may have positive effects in some cases.

2011-05-11 08:15:00

MILFORD, Mass., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed into its Centers of Innovation Program the Proteomics Core Facility at the Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC). In a ceremony at Duke University, Waters recognized Associate Research Prof. M.

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2011-05-10 13:05:00

A new reports reveals that a controversial natural gas production technique, which is key to a century of US domestic supply, is causing contamination of drinking water.

2011-05-09 21:42:13

A study by Duke University researchers has found high levels of leaked methane in well water collected near shale-gas drilling and hydrofracking sites.

2011-05-02 23:39:17

Lichen, those drab, fuzzy growths found on rocks and trees, aren't as cuddly and charismatic as kangaroos or intriguing as opossums, but they could be a fungal equivalent, at least evolutionarily.

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2011-04-29 06:35:48

Scientists have observed a "super-aggregation" of more than 300 humpback whales gorging on the largest swarm of Antarctic krill seen in more than 20 years in bays along the Western Antarctic Peninsula.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.