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How Did The Desert Locust Lose Its Memory?
2014-01-14 10:59:40

Ciência Viva The desert locust (a type of grasshopper), much like Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde, goes from being an innocuous solitary-living individual to become a voracious gregarious animal that destroys everything on its path (and back). These two very different “personas” are remarkable adaptations of a single genome to distinct environments. But apparently, this flexibility is even more impressive says Patricio Simōes, Jeremy Niven and Swidbert Ott from the Champalimaud Neuroscience...

2008-10-07 09:00:32

By Erica Hansen Deseret News "JEKYLL AND HYDE," Rodgers Memorial Theatre, through Oct. 30 (801298-1302); running time 2 hours, 30 minutes (one intermission) CENTERVILLE -- If you're in the mood for some Halloween chills, head over to Rodgers Memorial Theatre and catch the production of Frank Wildhorn's musical, "Jekyll and Hyde." The Tony Award-winning musical, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's book, "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," ran for almost four years on Broadway....

2008-09-30 03:00:26

By Miller, Kevin J Self-contained classrooms and resource rooms have been an important component of the continuum of placements available to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, these specialized classrooms have been closing in recent years. A variety of factors are contributing to this, most notably the impact of cochlear implants. This article describes the factors leading to the closure of an elementary school resource room for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and...

2007-11-24 06:00:25

By Glick, Bernard R Todorovic, Biljana; Czarny, Jennifer; Cheng, Zhenyu; Duan, Jin; McConkey, Brendan To date, there has been only limited commercial use of plant growth-promoting bacteria in agriculture, horticulture, and silviculture. However, with recent progress toward understanding the mechanisms that these organisms utilize to facilitate plant growth, the use of plant growth-promoting bacteria is expected to continue to increase worldwide. One of the key mechanisms employed by plant...

2006-05-26 10:00:13

DENVER (Reuters) - Former National Football League running back and Super Bowl record-holder Timmy Smith was sentenced in federal court on Friday to two and a half years in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Smith, 42, apologized to the state of Colorado during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock. "I have made a mistake and I wasn't raised this way," he said. Babcock said the former football player had been respected at his job as a security guard at a...

2006-05-20 18:22:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women who eat a vegan diet -- a strict vegetarian diet that excludes all animal products including milk -- are one-fifth as likely as other women to have twins, a U.S. researcher reported on Saturday. The reason may be hormones given to cattle to boost their milk and meat production, said Dr. Gary Steinman, an obstetrician specializing in multiple-birth pregnancies at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Writing in the Journal of...


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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