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2011-03-17 21:06:24

Of around seven land vertebrate species whose survival in the wild is threatened one is also kept in captivity.

2011-03-09 14:48:17

Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of.

2011-02-16 15:36:53

Amyloid-beta and tau protein deposits in the brain are characteristic features of Alzheimer disease.

2011-01-26 13:33:10

Some animals produce more offspring than others do.

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2011-01-24 09:35:00

Scientists are close to establishing a non-physical definition of the kilogram--the last remaining base unit in the International System of Units (SI) still defined by an existing object--after it was revealed that the prototype used to establish the measurement is shrinking.

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2011-01-11 12:50:00

Europe's billion-dollar Planck space telescope brought results on Tuesday that have delighted astronomers as it showed off 15,000 new celestial objects.

2010-12-08 21:36:47

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts have found a remarkable effect while studying how marine particles sink, which could affect the way scientists assess global carbon fluxes.

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2010-10-05 06:05:00

Scientists from Germany and Canada announced on Monday a partnership to establish a research center for the study of quantum physics.

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2010-06-22 12:10:21

Until recently, the disastrous scale of the threat posed by salmon farms to the fauna and National Park of the Aysén region of southern Chile was entirely unknown.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.