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2010-04-27 13:40:00

According to a new study released Monday, the buzz of angry bees can stir elephants up to sound a "rumbling" alarm, signaling troop members to flee their attackers.

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2010-02-18 08:05:00

A cheap and simple way of making vaccines stable – even at tropical temperatures – has been proven to work by scientists at Oxford University.

2009-11-30 15:14:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Snuggie, hot coco, fireplace, and slippers. What's missing from this picture? The perfect book! As millions take refuge indoors this winter they will need something to curl up to -- and a Wii or iPhone just won't do the trick.

2009-11-16 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facebook fans will undoubtedly recognize the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year, unfriend.

2009-11-09 12:22:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next month Hollywood will deftly foreshadow one of world's most important events.

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2009-11-02 05:35:00

Scientists have confirmed that spider webs discovered in Britain are the oldest on record, dating back 140 million years to the Cretaceous period.

2009-10-12 08:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press will publish the Historical Thesaurus of the OED (HTOED) this week. The HTOED boasts two claims to fame -- it's the world's largest thesaurus and it's the first of its kind in any language.

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2009-10-01 12:50:39

A report on Thursday over the ethical dilemmas of dementia said that millions of people suffering with the brain-wasting disease are often left without care or support until their illness reaches a crisis point.

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2009-09-18 12:30:00

Many studies have been conducted to show the beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle involving no smoking, a balanced diet and exercise, but few have been able to gauge the negative impacts of an unhealthy lifestyle.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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