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2012-07-16 11:26:24

An innovative, high-tech "smart village" built in Malaysia provides a potential global template for addressing rural poverty in a sustainable environment, say international experts meeting in California's Silicon Valley.

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.

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.

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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.

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.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.