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2011-09-01 12:49:48

Microbes are omnipresent on earth. They are found as free-living microorganisms as well as in communities with other higher organisms.

A New Atlas Of The Milky Way
2011-08-31 07:49:27

Sino-German research group draws a new map at the Urumqi radio telescope and discovers two supernova remnants.

2011-08-29 12:09:00

People can develop new technologies and animals may migrate to other regions.

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2011-08-24 15:03:54

A team of scientists at Germany’s Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a potentially habitable planet about 3.6 times as massive of Earth orbiting the star HD 85512, roughly 36.23 light years away.

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2011-08-11 08:41:57

Sunken oceanic crust resurfaces from Earth's mantle after only 500 million years.

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2011-07-14 10:39:47

The different populations of the South American Burrowing Parrot originated in Chile.

2011-07-12 22:27:23

Visual and tactile objects in our surroundings are translated into a perception by complex interactions of neurons in the cortex.

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2011-06-14 07:47:13

Sex difference in the brain varies according to social status.

2011-05-31 16:00:56

Excessive noise is not the only thing that causes damage to hearing.

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2011-05-30 06:10:00

Technology developed with ESA funding and drawing on long-running research aboard the International Space Station is opening up a new way to keep hospital patients safe from infections.


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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