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2011-07-02 06:00:00

College and university students are unlikely to alter their diets, even if nutritional information is readily available in school cafeterias, a team of researchers from Ghent University in Belgium has discovered. In their study, Christine Hoefkens, Dr. Wim Verbeke, and their colleagues surveyed 224 individuals, each of whom regularly ate at two of the school's cafeterias and logged their menu choices over the course of several days, according to a Reuters Health report on the experiment....

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2011-05-26 06:20:00

Ancient sea creatures, that were the largest predators for millions of years, grew even larger and survived much longer than previously thought, according to paleontologists who discovered well-preserved fossils in Morocco. The creatures, known as anomalocaridids, ranged in size from 2 to as much as 6 feet long. They had soft-jointed bodies and toothy maws with spiny limbs in front to catch their prey, scientists described in a paper published by the journal Nature. "They were really at the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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