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artist impression of debris around a white dwarf star
2014-03-27 08:16:01

University of Leicester and The Royal Astronomical Society New theory advanced for how collapsed stars become polluted -- pointing to ominous fate that awaits planet Earth A decades old space mystery has been solved by an international team of astronomers led by Professor Martin Barstow of the University of Leicester and President-elect of the Royal Astronomical Society. Scientists from the University of Leicester and University of Arizona investigated hot, young, white dwarfs —...

2014-03-26 11:29:21

Scientists have shown for the first time that a chemical in the brain called galanin is involved in the risk of developing depression. And the research, undertaken by a European research team, points to a strong reason to develop drugs that modify galanin functioning as a new class of antidepressant drug. Galanin is a neuropeptide (a small protein) that was discovered and investigated over 30 years ago by various groups including the Swedish scientist Tomas Hokfelt. He is one of the...

2014-03-24 23:23:25

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, IBM’s Florence Hudson, Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green, and UCF's Pamela McCauley Bush are among the 42 members of this year’s Connected World magazine Women of M2M. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 "There are few lists that celebrate successful women and only one that recognizes women of the M2M and technology space. Call it the Internet of Things or M2M, our industry and these women have enabled the world of people and machines to collide...

2014-03-24 16:24:30

TORONTO, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Prize, established by Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR), in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes leaders of exceptional achievement in science and health policy of international stature. Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, will receive the Prize and deliver a Public Forum Lecture on September 17(th), 2014 in Ottawa. In 2015, he will...

2014-03-21 12:22:51

CANTERBURY, England, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Phase 2b data demonstrates a 60% reduction in pruritus in psoriatic patients treated with CT327 - Data analysis also published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Phase 2b CT327 topline data in patients with Atopic Dermatitis and Pruritus due in mid-2014 Creabilis Ltd, the dermatology company with the most advanced targeted topical...

2014-03-21 04:21:24

STOCKHOLM, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor John Briscoe, a native of South Africa, is named the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management, inspired by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of people on the ground. John Briscoe lives in the United States, where he teaches at Harvard University. Upon receiving the news, Professor Briscoe said he was "Very surprised and honored. I am...

2014-03-18 12:27:29

Cards are designed to evoke emotion, stimulate conversation and generate creative interpretation in a classroom or therapeutic setting CHICAGO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Teenage Archetype Card Deck designed by a variety of artists is helping therapists and educators connect with teens by evoking dialogue and expression to help them better communicate their thoughts and emotions. Award-winning Art Professor, Jennifer Hereth, recently began offering the collection of 88 cards to...

Fossil Skeleton Of Australopithecus Is Older Than Previously Believed
2014-03-17 04:51:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thirteen years of meticulous excavation by South African and French scientists has shown that the nearly complete fossil skeleton of Australopithecus, nicknamed Little Foot, is most likely around 3 million years old. Professor Ron Clark from the University of Witwatersrand led the study, which refutes previous dating claims that suggest Little Foot is younger. The findings, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Human...

2014-03-14 23:25:10

NOVA nominates Rebecca Kamen, Professor of Art, for Professor Emeritus to celebrate 35 years of distinguished service. Kamen's work is recognized for embodying the STEM to STEAM movement, and her approach is celebrated in both the art and scientific communities. McLean, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Northern Virginia Community College ( NOVA) recently nominated Rebecca Kamen, Professor of Art, for Professor Emeritus to celebrate 35 years of distinguished service, teaching excellence and...

Parental Care From 450 Million Years Ago
2014-03-14 11:27:40

University of Leicester A portrait of prehistoric parenthood captured deep in the fossil record has been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Leicester geologist Professor David Siveter. The 'nursery in the sea' has revealed a species new to science – with specimens preserved incubating their eggs together with probable hatched individuals. As a result, the team has named the new species Luprisca incuba after Lucina, goddess of childbirth, and alluding...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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