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artist impression of debris around a white dwarf star
2014-03-27 08:16:01

New theory advanced for how collapsed stars become polluted -- pointing to ominous fate that awaits planet Earth.

2014-02-13 00:20:53

Brand USA Marketing Efforts Generated Over 1 Million Incremental Visitors to the United States in FY2013 WASHINGTON, Feb.

Largest Study Yet Of Diabetes Genetics Brings In Data From Different Ethnic Groups
2014-02-10 10:49:21

Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease.

How Do Pigeons Learn Their Way Around?
2014-01-22 11:54:29

A study has found that homing pigeons' ability to remember routes depends on the complexity of the landscape below, with hedges and boundaries between urban and rural areas providing ideal landmarks for navigation.

Endangered Iguanas Health Compromised By Being Fed By Tourists
2013-12-06 05:54:37

Feeding wildlife is an increasingly common tourist activity, but a new study published online today by the journal Conservation Physiology shows that already-imperilled iguanas are suffering further physiological problems as a result of being fed by tourists.

2013-05-29 23:19:07

Experts agree that ParentMagic’s 1-2-3 Magic Program is effective for parents and professionals when dealing with child discipline.

Phantom Pain In Amputees Linked To The Brain
2013-03-06 05:38:54

A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.