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Image 1 - Scientists Create World’s Most Powerful X-ray Laser
2012-01-26 06:20:13

In two separate studies, the world’s most powerful X-ray laser has been used to build the first atomic X-ray laser pulse, as well as to superheat and control a clump of 2-million-degree matter.

2011-12-16 14:13:45

From shoals of fish to human society: social organisms need to make collective decisions.

2011-10-25 19:56:26

Adults and adolescents often adjust their behavior and opinions to peer groups, even when they themselves know better.

Image 1 - Children More Cooperative Than Chimpanzees
2011-10-14 05:39:16

Human children are more likely than chimpanzees to collaborate when solving problems, according to a new European study which compared the responses of 3-year-old children to semi-free-ranging chimpanzees.

Researchers Find Freshwater Springs, Numerous Micro-organisms In The Dead Sea
2011-09-27 10:04:59

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered deep freshwater springs on the Dead Sea floor that feed into this rapidly dwindling body of water.

2011-09-08 14:55:21

Face and voice are the two main features by which we recognise other people.

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.

2011-07-28 18:16:39

The human brain is the most complex of all organs, containing billions of neurons with their corresponding projections, all woven together in a highly complex, three-dimensional web.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.