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2011-01-04 15:28:10

A tiny light source and sensors at the end of an endoscope may provide a more accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus.

2010-12-13 21:15:08

A key focus of the health care debate has involved immigrants and their impact on the U.S. health care system.

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2010-12-10 06:30:00

Using lasers to contain some ultra-chilled atoms, a team of scientists has measured the viscosity or stickiness of a gas often considered to be the sixth state of matter.

2010-12-08 15:01:30

The brain's visual neurons continually develop predictions of what they will perceive and then correct erroneous assumptions as they take in additional external information.

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2010-12-02 07:48:55

What sets mankind's closest relatives — monkeys, apes, and other primates — apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs — particularly rainfall— that take their toll on other animals.

2010-11-30 21:19:26

Long a staple of nature documentaries, the somewhat bizarre development of a grub-like pink marsupial embryo outside the mother's womb is curious in another way.

2010-11-30 15:22:00

NEWTON, Mass., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- General Compression, Inc.

2010-11-18 09:15:00

The ability to tell the difference between crystals that formed naturally and those formed by human activity can be important to archaeologists in the field.

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2010-11-11 11:33:17

Leaks from carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could bubble up into drinking water aquifers near the surface, driving up levels of contaminants in the water tenfold or more in some places.

2010-11-09 15:18:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), announced that Aubrey K.


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