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2014-10-06 23:02:44

Humane animal research has led to 89 of the 105 research discoveries that have been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - This year's award is no exception. Alexandria,

2012-06-04 12:54:50

SEVEN PIONEERING SCIENTISTS have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field.

2011-10-03 05:47:05

Everyone has experienced the unsettling feeling of waking up and forgetting where you are. The feeling goes away quickly, but it's certainly a deep confusion while it lasts.

2011-09-28 19:32:47

You're rudely awakened by the phone.

2010-06-03 08:30:00

OSLO, Norway, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognized with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes. The laureates were chosen for research that has transformed our knowledge of basic units of matter, laid the foundations for the field of nanotechnology, revealed the molecular basis for the transfer of brain signals and other physiological...

2010-03-12 09:17:04

Replaying recent events in the area of the brain called the hippocampus may have less to do with creating long-term memories, as scientists have suspected, than with an active decision-making process.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.