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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.

Autism Risk Factors From Induced Or Augmented Labor
2013-08-13 06:32:41

Pregnant women who have labor induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children who are autistic, according to the findings of a large retrospective analysis appearing in the August 12 edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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