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mothers day science pregnancy
2014-05-08 03:00:15

American Chemical Society (ACS) Pregnant women go through a lot to bring a baby into this world: 2 a.m. food cravings, hypersensitivity to certain smells and morning sickness, not to mention labor and delivery. In honor of Mother’s Day, the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) newest Reactions video highlights the chemistry behind a pregnant woman’s altered sense of taste and smell, how mom’s diet influences baby’s favorite foods and other pregnancy phenomena. And because...

Audio Created From Japanese Seismic Wave Records
2012-03-07 05:43:29

A scientist has converted last year's 9.0-magnitude Tohoku-Oki, Japan earthquake's seismic waves into audio files to allow researchers to "hear" what the quake sounded like as it moved through the earth. Zhigang Peng, associate professor in Georgia Tech´s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, was able to capture the sound because of thousands of seismometers in the region and Japan's willingness to share their measurements. “We´re able to bring earthquake data to...

2009-05-19 05:16:00

LONDON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A BBC Poetry Season football video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ej6v7yNLN8) has been created solely for the web. This video uses the idea of a breaking news story of a football signing as a surprising place for hearing a poem - 'Jerusalem' by William Blake. A second exclusive Poetry Season rock video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNzXZka2pk) sees The King Blues, an upcoming band (new single, I Got Love, released 4th May) end their gig with an...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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