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2011-04-29 11:47:39

Thousands of members of the public across Europe have taken part in one of the largest evolutionary studies ever, by observing banded snails in their gardens and open public spaces.

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2011-03-10 13:50:00

Children who are taught how to think and act like scientists develop a clearer understanding of the subject, a study has shown.

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2010-08-29 07:25:00

A new study theorizes that the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago by at least two meteorite strikes rather than one.

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2010-08-18 09:50:00

A team of European researchers have pinpointed a magnetar--an unusual type of neutron star that possesses an immensely powerful magnetic field.

2010-07-21 09:00:00

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) announced today that it is making much of its training material openly available and free in a convenient online format at PwC Open University.

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2010-03-31 08:10:00

Common toads (Bufo bufo) can detect impending seismic activity and alter their behavior from breeding to evacuation mode.

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2009-07-13 12:05:00

Researchers have found that the mating activity of amphibians is synchronized by the full Moon.

2008-09-25 17:45:00

By Katie Bodinger HIGHER education institutions in Wales are working together to bridge a shortage of secondary teachers in certain subjects.

2008-09-19 03:00:25

By Jolley, David W Widdowson, Mike; Self, Stephen Abstract: Research from biological and geological sources has highlighted the role of volcanoes in the outgassing of P, and thermal fixation and subsequent atmospheric oxidation of NO^sub x^ in volcanic environments.

2008-08-05 00:00:10

Musicians and scientists share their passion for fossils in a new TV series When it comes to firing the British public with enthusiasm for old rocks, few people could be better qualified than Dr Hermione Cockburn.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.