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2013-10-09 10:51:35

In a breakthrough for understanding brain evolution, neuroscientists have shown that differences between primate brains - from the tiny marmoset to human – can be largely explained as consequences of the same genetic program.

2013-08-19 14:08:13

In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight wonder metal magnesium: adding arsenic.

2013-07-16 15:59:39

Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.

2013-03-05 14:06:21

New research has shown that certain Australian native flowers have shifted away from using insects as pollinators and evolved their flower color to the red hues favored by birds.

2013-02-12 14:14:20

Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight.

2012-12-04 15:11:15

Scientists have taken inspiration from one of the oldest natural materials to exploit the extraordinary qualities of graphene, a material set to revolutionize fields from computers and batteries to composite materials.

Vitamin B Recognizes Bacterial Infections
2012-10-11 07:45:26

Researchers in Australia recently studied how the body utilizes vitamin B to recognize bacterial infection, allowing the body’s specialized immune cells to defend against infection.

2012-10-09 20:24:24

Although bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than conventional measures, new research shows this does not translate into significantly greater improvement in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

2012-07-24 13:27:18

Scientists have discovered the structure and operating procedures of a powerful anti-bacterial killing machine that could become an alternative to antibiotics.

2012-07-18 23:00:47

Prejudice against obese women may persist even after they lose weight, according to a new study by by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, The University of Manchester, and Monash University.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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