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2014-06-24 12:27:33

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two outstanding early-career researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars--whose fields of study range from genetics to neuroscience to biophysics--will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world's most pressing health problems. They join a community of more than 500 Pew scholars whose ranks include multiple recipients of Nobel Prizes, Lasker...

2014-04-22 08:25:42

New campaign aims for international cooperation to protect sentinel species WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penguin lovers around the world will unite to observe World Penguin Day on April 25th, and The Pew Charitable Trusts is joining the celebration by announcing the launch of the first global effort aimed at protecting penguins wherever they live. Eighteen species of penguin range from the cold of Antarctica to the equatorial heat of the Galapagos Islands....

Readers More Engaged With News When They Directly Access A News Site
2014-03-14 05:33:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who directly access news websites are more engaged than those referred by search engines or social media like Google and Facebook, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. The study relied on three months of data from analytics firm Comscore to examine the US Internet traffic to 26 of the most popular news websites. The analysis revealed that direct visitors to news websites – those who typed in the...

To Read Or Not To Read? That Depends On The Community
2012-12-21 15:36:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a survey by the Pew Research Center´s Internet & American Life Project, reading is experienced differently depending on whether people are located in urban, suburban or rural communities. Pew said that 78 percent of Americans age 16 and older said they read a book in the past 12 months. According to the survey, 80 percent of urban and 80 percent of suburban residents are particularly likely to have read at...

2011-05-16 13:00:00

Lawmakers, Pew and other conservation groups echo call for clear standards WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 scientists, lawmakers and the nation's top conservation leaders today asked the Obama administration to set clear standards for water and wildlife protection in sweeping new rules that would apply to 193 million acres of national forest lands. The call comes at the end of a 90-day public review period, along with more than 300,000 comments from...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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