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2012-02-15 21:43:32

Laser light in combination with certain drugs – known as photodynamic therapy – can destroy cancer tumours, but is today used mostly to cure skin cancer.

Zebra Stripes Repel Bloodsucking Flies
2012-02-10 06:00:32

In an amazing discovery, researchers report they have discovered that Zebra’s stripes repel bloodsucking horseflies, otherwise known as tabanids.

2012-01-27 10:50:31

Good news for the 13 per cent of the population with depressive personality traits: their negative outlook does not have to be permanent.

Dung Beetles Dance To Provide Crucial Navigation Cues
2012-01-19 13:41:58

The dung beetle dance, performed as the beetle moves away from the dung pile with his precious dung ball, is a mechanism to maintain the desired straight-line departure from the pile

2012-01-03 12:19:39

The first changes in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be observed as much as ten years in advance – ten years before the person in question has become so ill that he or she can be diagnosed with the disease.

2011-10-21 13:54:02

A common argument against global warming is that the climate has always varied.

2011-10-17 14:16:24

When a new drug is developed, the manufacturer must be able to show that it reaches its intended goal in the body’s tissue, and only that goal.

2011-09-12 14:20:32

A new method is set to help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis at such an early stage that it will be possible to delay the progression of the disease by many years, or maybe even stop it entirely.

2011-09-09 14:41:49

Children are more reliable eyewitnesses than had previously been thought.

2011-09-08 15:10:11

Almost one third of students at a university in Uganda say that they have been subject to sexual coercion, an experience which was often linked to risky sexual behavior.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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