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Spouse's Voice Easier To Hear, But Also Easier To Ignore
2013-08-29 12:55:40

New research indicates what women already knew about their husbands: their spouse's voice is both easier to hear, and easier to ignore.

350 Year Old Chocolate Recipes
2013-08-29 12:39:37

A lecturer at the University of Leicester has discovered a British aristocrat's 350-year-old recipes for iced chocolate desserts.

Planets May Keep Warmer In A Cool Star System
2013-07-19 13:49:17

According to a new study published in the journal Astrobiology, planets orbiting cooler stars may be more likely to remain ice-free than planets around hotter stars.

Mammals Choose Sex Of Their Babies To Promote Life
2013-07-11 12:57:38

Mammals are able to "choose" the sex of their offspring in order to beat the odds and produce extra grandchildren, according to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE.

American Museum Of Natural History To Preserve Lonesome George
2013-07-03 11:50:35

Lonesome George, a 100-year-old giant tortoise that once lived on the Galapagos Islands, is going to be preserved by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Avoiding Conflict Easier As Couples Get Older
2013-07-02 13:55:03

The longer a couple has been together, the better they get at learning how to avoid conflict with one another, according to a new study.

Cloud Computing Made More Secure: MIT
2013-06-11 05:01:15

MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm that could help make up-and-coming cloud computing technology more secure.

Robot Accepts Gift From Human Hand With Help Of Motion Capture
2013-05-20 15:21:31

Researchers have had a difficult time developing a robot that is able to recognize when a person is handing them something and predicting where to make the hand-off. However, researchers have made some late-breaking achievements and are presenting them the the annual IEEE conference in Germany.

Solar Power Through Painted On Organic Photovoltaics
2013-05-14 05:58:22

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are developing a technique that could allow for solar panels to be painted on some day.

Want More Happiness In Your Life? Study Says Have More Sex
2013-04-15 15:08:26

A study published in Social Indicators Research by Tim Wadsworth, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, says that people are generally happier when they believe they are having more sex than their peers.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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