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2010-09-14 07:00:00

Tomorrow's business leaders identify 400,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas reductions in top companies WASHINGTON, Sept.

2010-09-10 10:04:00

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Parata Systems won the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business Excellence Award in the "Large Business" category. The Business Excellence Awards highlight the accomplishments of businesses and individuals in the Durham community.

2010-08-09 14:44:50

Under the microscope, the bacteria start dividing normally, two cells become four and then eight and so on.

2010-07-28 13:26:23

Hormonal contraceptives change the ways captive ring-tailed lemurs relate to one another both socially and sexually.

2010-07-12 13:21:20

In the record books, the swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white.

2010-07-07 16:42:53

Faced with threats such as habitat loss and climate change, thousands of rare flowering plant species worldwide may become extinct before scientists can even discover them.

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2010-07-06 11:49:03

A study that examined 30 years of standardized test data from the very highest-scoring seventh graders has found that performance differences between boys and girls have narrowed considerably, but boys still outnumber girls by more than about 3-to-1 at extremely high levels of math ability and scientific reasoning.

2010-07-01 12:00:16

A team of researchers from Duke University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has found a central part in the machinery that turns plants green when they sense light.

2010-06-30 08:30:09

The average man experiences hormone changes similar to the passive bonobo prior to competition, but a "status-striving" man undergoes changes that mirror those found in a chimpanzee.

2010-06-29 02:42:09

Even though freshwater concentrations of mercury are far greater than those found in seawater, it's the saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and shark that end up posing a more serious health threat to humans who eat them.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.