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2013-10-02 12:50:44

Elevated levels of radioactivity, salts and metals have been found in river water and sediments at a site where treated water from oil and gas operations is discharged into a western Pennsylvania creek.

Genes Underlying Song Selection May Have Been Lost In Transit
2013-09-26 12:08:45

As one species of European songbird island-hopped to colonize mid-Atlantic archipelagoes over the course of a half million years, their songs lost their sense of syntax.

Genomic Test Accurately Distinguishes Between Viral And Bacterial Infections
2013-09-19 09:19:39

A blood test developed by researchers at Duke Medicine showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses.

Bird Brain Map Gets Major Revisions
2013-09-18 08:24:14

A ten-year project has led to major revisions in our understanding of the bird brain, concluding that it is much more similar to mammalian brains than previously thought.

2013-09-12 11:47:19

Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates.

Surface Mining Environmental Cost
2013-09-12 10:02:17

A new report details how coal retrieved from the Earth through surface mining comes at a significant cost to the ecosystem.

2013-09-04 07:55:12

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors.

Listing Calories Online May Help Consumers Make Healthier Decisions
2013-08-20 10:52:49

A new study from Duke University claims restaurants would do well to include caloric listings along with their healthier offerings on their websites and apps.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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