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2014-08-27 12:27:43

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Hosts 2nd Symposium on Human Origins with International Scientists to Discuss the Latest Discoveries on the Human Journey Out of Africa SANTA BARBARA,

beating heart of a zebrafish embryo
2014-07-25 02:45:59

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish.

2014-07-03 04:21:13

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn; Mars Director of Fundamental Health & Nutrition research, Dr.

2014-04-17 11:32:24

The only linguistic data available for Carabayo, a language spoken by an indigenous group that lives in voluntary isolation, is a set of about 50 words.

Research Shows Infants Are Sensitive To Pleasant Touch
2014-04-03 16:26:20

Infants show unique physiological and behavioral responses to pleasant touch, which may help to cement the bonds between child and parent and promote early social and physiological development

Vesta's Hidden Attractions Provided By Dawn
2013-12-17 08:01:02

Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite unspectacular color-wise.

ESO Receives Donation Of Planetarium And Visitor Center
2013-12-03 11:04:51

ESO has received a donation of a planetarium and visitor center at the site of its Headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany.

Friendly Information Signs Reduce Vandalism On Scientific Equipment
2013-11-26 09:07:54

Behavioral biologists conducting research in the field often depend on state-of-the-art techniques. Consequently, damage to or theft of technical equipment represents a dramatic financial and scientific loss.

Two Mouths For One Worm
2013-11-07 11:58:54

Depending on the environment in which the worm grows, the larva of the roundworm Pristionchus pacificus develops into either a wide-mouthed predator or a narrow-mouthed bacteria eater.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.