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2013-03-08 23:02:24

The advanced center for neuroscience not only offers events for local residents -- the next is March 14, 2013 -- but also draws new homeowners to the area. JUPITER,

Oasis For Deep-sea Life Created From Sunken Wood
2013-01-22 13:50:33

Trees do not grow in the deep sea, nevertheless sunken pieces of wood can develop into oases for deep-sea life - at least temporarily until the wood is fully degraded.

2012-12-09 05:02:41

The 100,000-square-foot neuroscience institute celebrates its grand opening, which was four years in the making. JUPITER, Fla.

Foggy Perception Causes Us To Slow Down
2012-10-31 12:43:09

Max Planck scientists show that, contrarily to what was previously believed, speed is overestimated in fog

2012-08-13 11:12:47

From protozoans to mammals, evolution has created more and more complex structures and better-adapted organisms.

Air Pollution Increases Worldwide
2012-08-01 12:22:05

Atmospheric model calculates changes in air quality over the coming decades

2012-07-20 01:55:31

Muscle contraction and many other movement processes are controlled by the interplay between myosin and actin filaments.

Scientists Complete Bonobo Genome
2012-06-13 21:58:19

Max Planck scientists have completed the genome of the bonobo -- the final great ape to be sequenced

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.