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2012-05-09 21:03:41

After completing the first study of its kind, researchers at McMaster University have discovered that very early musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk. They found that one-year-old babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music. The findings were published recently in the scientific journals Developmental Science and Annals of the New...

2011-04-25 16:40:38

Amphibian declines around the world have forced many species to the brink of extinction, are much more complex than realized and have multiple causes that are still not fully understood, researchers conclude in a new report. The search for a single causative factor is often missing the larger picture, they said, and approaches to address the crisis may fail if they don't consider the totality of causes "“ or could even make things worse. No one issue can explain all of the population...

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2011-04-01 08:15:28

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity. Their study is published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. "Although  Antarctica is still the most pristine environment on Earth, its marine ecosystems are being degraded through the introduction of...

2010-11-16 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- During its Seventh Annual Science & the City Gala last night, the New York Academy of Sciences named the awardees of the 2010 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, announced the establishment of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, and unveiled a $10,000 Scientists Without Borders challenge to solve a critical maternal nutrition problem in the developing world. In attendance were 400 global leaders from the fields of science,...

2010-11-15 11:22:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a public/private partnership led by The New York Academy of Sciences, unveiled today an open innovation challenge to address the critical malnutrition problem of folic acid deficiency in women of child-bearing age in the developing world, which contributes to high rates of infant mortality and birth defects. Scientists Without Borders will offer $10,000 in prizes for the most innovative ideas submitted by December 12,...

2010-11-15 08:44:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Academy of Sciences (the Academy) today announced the establishment of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science via a founding gift from The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. The budget for the first three years will be at least $7.5 million, supported by generous funding from The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. and other private and public funders, the Academy said. The Sackler founding gift is the largest ever made to the...

2010-09-24 11:23:00

UN General Assembly Event Stresses Need for Global Collaboration in Developing Science & Technology Solutions to Pressing Problems of the World's Poorest NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A solar-powered autoclave for sterilizing surgical instruments in the field, a portable irrigation system that instantly converts saltwater to fresh water, and a bicycle converted to a corn sheller or cell-phone charger were among the innovative and inexpensive technologies introduced by...

2010-09-16 10:50:00

SEPT. 22 EVENT HOSTED BY USAID AND THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A forum focused on the use of innovative science and technology to solve development issues will be held on September 22, 2010, during the United Nations' General Assembly meetings in New York City. The Science, Technology and Innovation Forum is co-hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the New York Academy of Sciences. (Logo:...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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