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2010-11-02 07:50:00

Team uses observations from powerful radio telescope in high Andean desert; results will help scientists understand how universe is evolving An international team of scientists led by Rutgers University astrophysicists have discovered 10 new massive galaxy clusters from a large, uniform survey of the southern sky. The survey was conducted using a breakthrough technique that detects "shadows" of galaxy clusters on the cosmic microwave background radiation, a relic of the "big bang" that gave...

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2010-10-29 08:13:44

By Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded. An 11-year study of a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibility to infection may give new insight into why some people get sicker than others when exposed to the same illness. The answer to this medical puzzle may lie in...

2010-10-12 15:00:00

In the news release, The Princeton Review's Annual Law and Business School Rankings Based on 37,000 Student Surveys are Now Out, issued 12-Oct-2010 by Random House / Princeton Review Books over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the list of Best Professors should read "Law school: Boston University" rather than "Brown University" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: The Princeton Review's Annual Law and Business School Rankings Based on...

2010-10-12 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review -- known for its college rankings based on how students rate their schools -- today released the 2011 editions of its annual law and business school guidebooks, which also feature rankings uniquely based on student surveys. "The Best 172 Law Schools" and "The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.99 each, on sale October 12) each have 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools in various categories. The...

2010-10-06 10:58:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As midterm elections approach, new research from the makers of Trojan® brand condoms, Sperling's BestPlaces and Rock the Vote shed light on the state of sexual health at American colleges and universities. The findings, in the form of two studies, point to a changing sexual health landscape on campuses, with sexual health coming out as a key political and social issue for college-aged Americans. The first study, the Trojan Sexual...

2010-09-20 22:38:44

The world's largest applied mathematics society, the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), has awarded two of its five quadrennial prizes to two University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) mathematicians. Alexandre J. Chorin, University Professor of Mathematics and a senior scientist in LBNL's Mathematics Group, will be honored with the 2011 Lagrange Prize, established "to provide international recognition to individual...

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2010-09-17 08:10:00

by Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University For scientists, supernovae are true superstars -- massive explosions of huge, dying stars that shine light on the shape and fate of the universe. For a brief burst of time, supernovae can radiate more energy than the sun will emit in its lifetime. With the potential energy of 25 hundred trillion trillion nuclear weapons, they can outshine entire galaxies, producing some of the biggest explosions ever seen, and helping track distances across the...

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2010-09-08 07:50:00

Have you ever been told money can't buy happiness? Well according to two researchers, money can buy happiness. At least to a point! People's emotional well-being -- happiness -- increases as their income increases up to about $75,000, the researchers report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Angus Deaton, an economist at the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University, told the Associated Press (AP) that for people who make less than that...

2010-08-30 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- People evaluate brands in the same way that they instinctively perceive and judge one another - in terms of warmth and competence - and these judgments are highly predictive of brand purchase intent and loyalty, according to a study released today. The study was conducted by The Relational Capital Group and a team of researchers at Princeton University led by Drs. Susan T. Fiske and Nicolas O. Kervyn. The study evaluated the impact of warmth and...

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2010-08-18 06:15:00

Scientists have found fossils which suggest that animal life appeared on Earth millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to Princeton University and National Science Foundation (NSF) press releases published Tuesday. The fossils, which were described as "shelly" and are believed to have bellowed to primitive sponge-like creatures that dwelled in ocean reefs, were unearthed below 635 million year old South Australian glacial deposits. According to the NSF, those sponge-like...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.