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2009-07-31 14:08:11

Changes in the head shape and overall size of rodents has been linked to human population density and climate change, a Chicago researcher said. The size and head shape of rodents has shifted substantially during the last 100 years, with some larger and some smaller, Oliver Pergams, a researcher at the University of Chicago said in a statement released Friday. Pergams studied 1,300 specimen rodents from museums around the world, including Chicago's Field Museum and the Smithsonian Institution...

2009-07-31 07:59:06

You probably hadn't noticed -- but the head shape and overall size of rodents has been changing over the past century. A University of Illinois at Chicago ecologist has tied these changes to human population density and climate change.

2006-06-21 00:35:00

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Americans are less interested in spending time in natural surroundings like national parks because they are spending more time watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet, according to a study released on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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