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2012-01-26 11:22:53

Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have struggled with poor mental health for years after the storm.

Team Finds Natural Reasons Behind Nitrogen-rich Forests
2012-01-19 04:29:24

Many tropical forests are extremely rich in nitrogen even when there are no farms or industries nearby, says Montana State University researcher Jack Brookshire.

2012-01-17 12:41:02

An international team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University have achieved a 100-fold increase in the ability to maintain control the spins of electrons in a solid material, a key step in the development of ultrafast quantum computers.

Alien Hunters Should Look For 'City Lights'
2011-11-04 03:42:51

In a new paper, researchers from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Princeton suggest a new technique for finding aliens: look for their city lights.

Assets Increase Incidence of Marriage
2011-10-07 04:51:23

A new study published in the American Journal of Sociology indicates that the incidence of marriage drops when people have no personal wealth such as a car or financial assets.

'Magic Carpet' Modeled After Manta Ray
2011-09-30 11:18:41

A team at Princeton University has developed a four-inch transparent magic carpet.

New Method Could Help Scientists Detect Dark Matter
2011-09-19 13:35:51

Researchers have developed a method for detecting the collision of stars with a black hole that could help scientists uncover dark matter.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.