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2011-05-24 13:06:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today announced it is making a significant in-kind software contribution to Iowa State University (ISU) to aid in its efforts to improve swine nutrition and pork production. Cargill's Animal Nutrition unit is licensing its Pork MAX® patented nutritional software to ISU's Department of Animal Science.

2011-05-10 15:47:33

Douglas Gentile is painfully aware of how research on the effects of video games on kids is often oversimplified to say that games are either "good" or "bad."

2011-04-29 12:19:42

Iowa State University's Malika Jeffries-EL says she's studying doing structure-property studies so she can teach old polymers new tricks.

2011-04-18 22:27:28

When your family members gather at a picnic in your backyard, there may be 10 to 20 people -- maybe more -- enjoying your barbecue.

2011-04-11 22:01:35

Solving problems for clients in any field usually requires gathering information and creative thinking that leads to practical and inventive solutions.

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2011-04-08 09:00:46

NASA's Kepler Mission has detected changes in brightness in 500 sun-like stars, giving astronomers a much better idea about the nature and evolution of the stars.

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2011-03-31 07:17:46

NASA's Kepler Mission is giving astronomers such a clear view of changes in star brightness that they can now see clues about what's happening inside red giant stars.

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2011-03-25 06:15:00

An increase in average wind speeds blowing over the world’s oceans over the past quarter-century have generated higher waves and rougher seas.

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2011-03-21 11:45:00

Sixty million dollars are being invested by the federal government on three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests in hopes of ensuring farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while limiting the impact of a shifting environment.

2011-03-01 14:50:20

Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being bad for a new ecosystem when they are introduced.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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