Quantcast

Latest Duke University Stories

Fossilized Teeth Show Bat Family Belongs To Primitive Lineage, Had Broad Range
2014-02-06 10:01:59

Today, Madagascar sucker-footed bats live nowhere outside their island home, but new research shows that hasn't always been the case.

2014-01-31 11:06:37

The strength of a lemur couple's bond is reflected by the similarity of their scents.

2014-01-23 11:33:53

Children around the world who grow up in dangerous neighborhoods exhibit more aggressive behavior.

Dispersal Patterns Are Key To Invasive Species' Success
2014-01-21 12:48:06

In 1859 an Australian farmer named Thomas Austin released 24 grey rabbits from Europe into the wild because it "could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting." By the end of the century, the rabbits had begun to overrun native ecosystems, reaching nationwide numbers of 600 million by 1950.

Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

According to a new study, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC.

Each side of each constituent cube of the superlens is set with a long, spiraling copper coil
2014-01-11 05:11:00

Researchers from Duke University have come up with a method of wirelessly charging electrical devices using low-frequency magnetic fields, according to a study appearing in Friday’s edition of the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

2014-01-07 12:28:38

Gannotta joins Northwestern Medicine® after seven years with Duke Raleigh Hospital CHICAGO, Jan.

2014-01-03 15:17:43

A new Duke University-led study has documented dramatic, natural short-term increases in the acidity of a North Carolina estuary.

Saving Money While Helping Babies
2013-12-20 14:51:07

As healthcare costs continue to balloon, a new Duke study points to a surprising avenue for potential savings: nurse home visits. For every $1 spent on nurse home visiting for newborns, $3 were saved in healthcare costs.

Lemur Babies Born To Older Mothers Less Likely To Get Hurt
2013-12-19 07:21:33

A long-term study of aggression in lemurs finds that infants born to older mothers are less likely to get hurt than those born to younger mothers.


Word of the Day
definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
Related