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supernova SN 2014J
2014-08-14 10:48:55

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory offer a glimpse into the environment of a star before it exploded earlier this year, and insight into what triggered one of the closest supernovas witnessed in decades.

2014-08-12 23:06:56

Calcium, magnesium, and potassium are important for good blood pressure management. Potassium helps control sodium levels and blood vessels tighten.

cancer classification system
2014-08-10 05:02:57

Researchers released some pretty incredible findings last week about cancer. In a multiple institute study, researchers looked closely at how cancers are classified.

2014-08-08 23:05:04

Biomarkers are substances produced by the body that can help assess disease risk. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Wouldn't it be wonderful if

2014-08-05 23:06:57

About half of American adults take dietary supplements, including many who hope to prevent or treat heart disease. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

2014-08-01 23:04:29

Even when a person's memory is still within the normal range, noticing changes in mental function and being concerned about them can be an early warning sign of future decline.

absorption wavelength
2014-07-31 02:00:25

Researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics finger silicon-capped hydrocarbons as possible source of mysterious "diffuse interstellar bands."

2014-07-28 08:27:37

A set of large Rothko murals at Harvard are digitally and mathematically restored to their original splendor. NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at

Kepler-421b
2014-07-22 05:09:31

A group of astronomers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has discovered a transiting exoplanet, named Kepler 421b, with the longest known year of any of the 1,800 exoplanets discovered so far.

Eric Mazur presents an interactive demonstration
2014-07-20 09:59:54

Sustained investment in 'peer instruction' leads to wide-scale use of innovative teaching practice in undergraduate physics education and a Minerva Prize for NSF-funded physicist Eric Mazur.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.