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2011-09-14 11:52:46

The onset of inflammation and infection in a person recovering from a trauma such as a car accident or severe burns can be as deadly as the incident itself. New findings from Princeton University researchers who studied gene activity in trauma victims may help to predict and better treat such unexpected complications. Princeton research reported in the Sept. 13 issue of the journal PLoS Medicine shows for the first time that people recovering from a serious injury -- regardless of age,...

2011-08-11 12:00:00

Astronomers said on Thursday that they have discovered the darkest known exoplanet they say is the size of Jupiter. The researchers said exoplanet, TrES-2b, is blacker than coal or any planet or moon in our solar system. "TrES-2b is considerably less reflective than black acrylic paint, so it's truly an alien world," astronomer David Kipping of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), lead author on the paper reporting the research, said in a statement. TrES-2b lacks reflective...

2011-08-09 07:10:00

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Colleges has published its first annual ranking of the 50 best colleges and universities in the United States. Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey tops the list. The full 2011-2012 ranking can be viewed at http://www.thebestcolleges.org/rankings/top-50. Attempting to provide a college ranking that exceeds all others in focusing on what really matters to prospective students and their parents, "The Best Colleges Top 50 Colleges...

2011-08-05 10:41:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College is one of the best 376 colleges and among the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. In addition, Babson is ranked #18 in the Review's "Lots of Race/Class Interaction" category. "Babson is evidence that students from all different backgrounds and from all over the world are motivated to use entrepreneurship to effect change. Our unique campus environment, focused throughout on...

2011-08-01 11:45:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by The Princeton Review that asked 122,000 students at 376 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences, the best professors are at Wellesley College (MA). Florida Southern College (FL) has the most beautiful campus. Wheaton College (IL) serves the best campus food, and Bryn Mawr College (PA) has the best dorms. However, the college at which students reported the most satisfaction...

2011-07-15 05:55:00

Being the king of the hill isn't all it's cracked up to be, according to a recent study on the hierarchy of baboon groups.. Laurence R. Gesquiere of Princeton University, and colleagues, studying wild baboons in Africa for nine years found that the top-ranked alpha males had the highest levels of both sex hormones and stress hormones. Second-in-command, or beta males, we found to have similar opportunities as alpha males and were still able to obtain food and choose among more eligible...

2011-06-03 05:45:00

Researchers unearth deepest-living animal ever found A team of researchers has discovered two species of a worm, living deeper than any other known animal on the planet, where experts previously believed no animal except single-cell bacteria could survive. The discovery of Halicephalobus mephisto, a new species of worm, and a previously known species, Plectus aquatilis, were discovered 2.2 miles below the surface in a South African gold mine thriving in sultry 118-degree Fahrenheit water...

2011-04-19 23:00:00

NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com), in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (www.usgbc.org), today released the second annual edition of its unique, free guidebook saluting the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges." "The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition" profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the...

Word of the Day
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.