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2009-08-11 11:22:40

Rats fed a high-fat diet show a stark reduction in their physical endurance and a decline in their cognitive ability after just nine days, a study by Oxford University researchers has shown.

2009-07-29 14:40:00

Scientists have reported new calculations that place Saturn’s day at five minutes shorter than previously considered.

2009-06-29 15:19:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press is proud to present the launch of the first online version of the international best-selling AMA Manual of Style, the "bible" for authors, editors, students, researchers, the media, and anyone else involved in medical or scientific publishing.

2009-05-28 11:13:49

Researchers have discovered that all people are capable of "hearing" shapes and sizes and perhaps even "tasting" sounds.

2009-04-29 14:50:00

Two new studies have found a need for even greater cuts in carbon dioxide emissions than proposed by world leaders.

2009-04-23 10:37:00

DAYTON, Ohio, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Brenner doesn't fret about the lone hacker creating a little havoc. In the post-9/11 world, she worries about nontraditional warfare waged by terrorists using computers as weapons.

2009-04-17 15:28:44

Suicide rates are more common during the Spring, especially amidst tough economic times, according to a new report issued on Friday.

2009-04-01 08:10:00

Oxford University scientists have identified remains of giant lions in parts of Britain, Europe and North America, from as long as 13,000 years ago.

2009-01-28 16:30:00

CONTOOCOOK, N.H., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- YBP Library Services, Inc. today announced the availability of fully customizable MARC records for all titles included in Oxford Scholarship Online eBook Collections.

2008-10-11 00:00:24

I n HIS youth Paul Jones shot to national consciousness as the clean-cut, blond and blue-eyed lead singer of Manfred Mann who proceeded to take the 1960s pop charts by storm.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.