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3-D Image Of Buried Mars Flood Channels
2013-03-08 05:54:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, new maps of the subsurface of Mars show buried channels below the surface of the planet. These channels suggest evidence of flooding on a planet that has been considered by scientists to be cold and dry for the last 2.5 billion years. The young channels are located in Elysium Planitia, an expanse of plains along the equator. This region is also the youngest volcanic region on Mars. Understanding the scale and...

New Zealand Economist Wants To Eradicate Island Of Domestic Cats
2013-01-22 09:05:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a common fact that the worldwide domestic cat population has exploded in recent history. And in many countries around the world programs have been launched to try and halt and perhaps reverse the population explosion. These include extensive spay and neuter campaigns, those which have been supported by ex-'The Price Is Right' host Bob Barker, who used the familiar tagline “Help control the pet population. Have your...

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2010-12-28 09:25:00

An international team of scientists are looking to create what BBC News is calling "one of the most ambitious computer projects ever conceived"--a simulation that will virtually reproduce all activity on Earth, from human activity to climate to the spread of diseases and beyond. According to BBC Technology Reporter Gareth Morgan, the project is part of the FuturICT initiative and is being dubbed the Living Earth Simulator (LES). The proposed simulation is the brainchild of Dr. Dirk Helbing,...

2010-12-03 18:09:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly published study in the Lancet suggested that a first-line treatment regimen including Zometa® (zoledronic acid) significantly improved overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients compared with a regimen that included oral clodronate. The impact on survival was independent of the effect of Zometa on bone complications (also known as skeletal-related events...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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