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2012-03-29 09:07:59

Dana-Farber president: Encouraging news, but improvements are still needed A report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2004 and 2008. The findings come from the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. The report also finds that the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined decreased an average of less than one percent per...

2012-03-28 01:10:32

For 75 years Empa has been conducting research on all aspects relating to wood. Beginning with an investigation into the properties of various types of indigenous woods, today this has grown into a research area with many branches — from fundamental research on the structure of wood to chemically or biologically modified woods, novel wood fiber products and surface technologies. Empa scientists examine each of the material´s properties in minute detail and use these results to...

Galaxy Could Be Teeming With 'Nomad Planets'
2012-02-24 09:17:30

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) suggest in a new study that the heavens could be teeming with “nomad planets,” wandering through space instead of orbiting around host stars. In fact, say the researchers, there could be 100,000 times more of these planets in the Milky Way alone than there are stars. And if observations confirm this estimate, it could affect the current theories of planet formation and change our understanding of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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