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2012-12-18 11:10:59

A desire for expensive, high-status goods is related to feelings of social status - which helps explain why minorities are attracted to bling, a new study suggests.

2012-12-13 12:31:34

A new study of the batteries commonly used in hybrid and electric-only cars has revealed an unexpected factor that could limit the performance of batteries currently on the road.

Very Large Array Detected Two US Underground Nuclear Tests
2012-12-06 07:31:52

Scientists searching for rogue nukes have discovered an unlikely tool, astronomical radio telescopes.

Other Solar Systems More Habitable Than Ours
2012-12-04 05:14:58

Astronomers and geologists at Ohio State University teamed up to search for alien life in a whole new way; by studying eight "solar twins" of our sun in order to measure the amounts of radioactive elements they contain.

2012-11-30 14:21:20

Bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the pathogenic bugs.

Global Warming 250 Million Years Ago Triggered Slow Species Recovery
2012-11-05 12:49:52

After a major extinction event occurred 250 million years ago, many species that survived had a long, slow recovery, which was exacerbated by the effects of global warming.

2012-10-15 16:35:50

Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study.

2012-10-15 11:21:45

A new study in animals shows that chronic stress during pregnancy prevents brain benefits of motherhood.

2012-10-09 22:23:05

Keeping the lungs healthy could be an important way to retain thinking functions that relate to problem-solving and processing speed in one’s later years.

2012-10-03 09:58:22

Transportation practices tend to be more environmentally friendly in wealthier metropolitan areas located within states that mandate comprehensive planning, new research suggests.


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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.