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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.

2013-08-05 12:26:32

Microscopic tears in a new kind of man-made material may actually help the substance bulk up like a bodybuilder at the gym.

2013-07-30 13:10:08

Mandating outpatient treatment for certain people with severe mental illness, while controversial, results in substantial cost savings by cutting hospitalizations and increasing outpatient care.

2013-07-26 12:10:38

Duke researchers have devised a way to quickly and easily target and tinker with any gene in the human genome.

What Peahens Want
2013-07-25 14:55:11

A team of biologists has gained new insight into what a typical peahen may be looking for in her colorful mate.

Climate Change Harp Seals Abandon Pups
2013-07-22 15:20:51

Duke University scientists have determined that young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at a greater risk of getting stranded than adult seals due to climate change.

2013-07-09 11:43:45

Max Scherzer leads Major League Baseball in wins. As a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, he hasn't lost a game this season.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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