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Climate Change And Species Interaction
2013-05-23 05:23:02

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While the weather can affect a person´s mood, life scientists at UCLA have offered new evidence that climate change could affect interaction between species. The study, titled “Temperature dependence of trophic interactions are driven by asymmetry of species responses and foraging strategy” and published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests that environmental temperature could have systematic effects on the...

2013-05-10 23:02:55

Milaa challenges mainstream education programs by introducing one-of-a-kind holistic learning program that stimulates the body, mind, and character (soul). Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Not satisfied with mainstream weekend child education programs that specialize in only one or two areas of learning, Paul Jan, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded Milaa. Milaa is the first to introduce parent and child education programs based on a holistic approach that...

2013-04-30 23:21:18

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proposing a new investigative roadmap for the field of evolutionary developmental biology, or “evo devo,” to better understand how innovation at the genetic level can lead to ecological adaptations over time. Evo devo seeks to understand the specific genetic mechanisms underlying evolutionary change. Seven UMass Amherst authors, all biologists but with diverse research programs including evolutionary genetics,...

2013-04-05 23:04:33

The two-part video series, "The Perception of Causality" features philosopher David Kelley. Kelley is the author of " The Evidence of the Senses." Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Knowledge of the world, and the ability of humans to act in it, depends on the grasp of causal relationships among things–the ways they act and interact. How can cause and effect be identified? Where does such knowledge begin? In "The Perception of Causality," Objectivist philosopher David Kelley...

2013-03-13 10:01:31

Children as young as 3 years old know when they are not sure about a decision, and can use that uncertainty to guide decision making, according to new research from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. "There is behavioral evidence that they can do this, but the literature has assumed that until late preschool, children cannot introspect and make a decision based on that introspection," said Simona Ghetti, professor of psychology at UC Davis and co-author...

2013-01-20 23:00:20

New book offers new views of underpinnings of physics BOGOTA, Colombia (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 In his book “Rebuilding Modern Physics” (published by Trafford Publishing) Enrique Morales-Riveira challenges many of the commonly held tenets of modern physics. According to the author, “Rebuilding Modern Physics” explains the irrationality and the unreality of many of what he calls the farfetched ideas and concepts of modern physics, which invalidate many of the...

50 Years Of Kuhn's Scientific Revolutions
2013-01-01 09:18:17

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While 2012 was a hallmark year for science, one exceptionally important event went largely unnoticed by most casual science observers: The 50th anniversary of one of the most influential and revolutionary science books that you've probably never heard of. In 1962 the University of Chicago Press published just over a thousand copies of a little book titled The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by a relatively young and unknown...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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