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2013-10-18 13:03:39

It's an idea financial regulators have dreamed of. Experiments on a simple model of chaos have found that it may be possible not only to predict an extreme event, like a stock market collapse, but to intervene and prevent it from happening.

2013-10-05 23:03:59

Chris Duke, a 1987 graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business MBA program, delivered welcome gifts for the new Alumni Council members at his alma mater.

2013-10-04 23:22:09

October 7, 2013 Ceremony to be Held at Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 The Duke University Physician Assistant Program

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.