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2012-05-22 00:43:48

The plague, bacterial dysentery, and cholera have one thing in common: These dangerous diseases are caused by bacteria which infect their host using a sophisticated injection apparatus.

2012-05-09 11:50:03

Organisms are adapted to their environment through their individual characteristics, like body size and body weight.

2012-04-26 09:12:42

A new study this week finds that “quantum critical points” in exotic electronic materials can act much like polarizing “hot button issues” in an election.

2012-04-25 11:49:48

In collaboration with colleagues from Portugal and Spain, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have developed an apparatus that automatically applies odors to an airstream, while filming and analyzing the behavior of insects simultaneously.

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2012-03-29 07:28:38

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) announced the most accurate measurements yet of the distances to galaxies in the faraway universe, giving an unprecedented look at the time when the universe first began to expand at an ever-increasing rate.

Cluster Of Stars Survived Massacre 13 Billion Years Ago
2012-02-14 13:37:27

Astronomers have found a cluster of stars that they say survived a massacre 13 billion years ago.

Image 1 - Scientists Chart High-Precision Map Of Milky Way's Magnetic Fields
2012-02-04 04:20:03

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are part of an international team that has pooled their radio observations into a database, producing the highest precision map to date of the magnetic field within our own Milky Way galaxy.

Millisecond Pulsars: The Discovery Of Deceleration
2012-02-03 08:16:23

Pulsars are among the most exotic celestial bodies known. They have diameters of about 20 kilometers, but at the same time roughly the mass of our sun.

2012-02-02 22:44:50

Using virus vector-mediated RNAi enables scientists to rapidly study the function of insect genes.

2012-02-01 16:26:23

While genetically modified plants have already been introduced into the wild on a large scale in some parts of the world, the release of genetically modified animals is still at a relatively early stage.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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