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2014-02-28 14:12:15

Early humans may have evolved black skin to protect against a very high risk of dying from ultraviolet light (UV)-induced skin cancer, a new analysis concludes. Skin cancer has usually been rejected as the most likely selective pressure for the development of black skin because of a belief that it is only rarely fatal at ages young enough to affect reproduction. But a new paper, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, cites evidence that black people with albinism from parts of...

2014-02-26 23:02:18

The award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine recognizes UNE Professor Edward Bilsky's work on the neuroscience of pain, and his advocacy for individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., University of New England vice president for research and scholarship, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Patient Advocacy Award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine (AAPM). The award will be presented March 8th...

2014-02-25 16:26:46

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are more than 60 experts who are available for interviews and quotes related to tax season. If you need additional experts, you can also submit a query, and can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. Business: Travis Freeman, CFP, AWMA President, Four Seasons Financial Education Partner, Four Seasons...

2014-02-24 23:04:49

Hagley Museum and Library welcomes Columbia University professor Richard R. John. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The history of the telegraph and telephone—the world's first two electrical communications networks—contradicts assumptions many hold that government regulation is an impediment to innovation. Hagley Museum and Library welcomes Columbia University professor Richard R. John on Wednesday, April 23, for his Author Talk, “Telegraphs for the 1 Percent, Telephones...

Giant Gas Cloud Spotted By Telescope On Antarctica's Ridge A
2014-02-21 08:19:35

Deborah Smith, University of New South Wales Using a telescope installed at the driest place on earth - Ridge A in Antarctica – a UNSW-led team of researchers has identified a giant gas cloud which appears to be in an early stage of formation. Giant clouds of molecular gas – the most massive objects in our galaxy – are the birthplaces of stars. "This newly discovered gas cloud is shaped like a very long filament, about 200 light years in extent and ten light years across, with...

2014-02-20 23:21:35

Innovative online course connects participants around the world to build creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music. Stanford, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Stanford University announced today the launch of ‘Creativity: Music to My Ears,’ a free, massive open online course (MOOC) teaching creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music. Taught by Stanford Engineering Professor Tina Seelig, the course features contributions of Warner Music Group artists,...

2014-02-20 08:26:13

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info THE CRISIS in Ukraine has entered a new and dangerous phase. Although Ukraine is still some way from outright civil war, the absence of any sign of willingness on either side to step back and compromise is worrying, writes Professor Stefan Hedlund, Research Director at the Centre of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden in World Review [http://www.worldreview.info...

2014-02-19 04:22:23

New Research Explains Why Sales of Relacore® Extra Are Soaring at NYC Retailers and Are Expected to Catch on with the Ever Growing Number Of Home-Based Day Traders Across the U.S. NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've always believed that high-powered Wall Streeters have achieved their success thanks to a thorough understanding of complex economic computations combined with their calculated willingness to take risks based on potential perceived rewards. But new research...

2014-02-18 16:26:24

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizes Gordon M. Cragg, PhD, of Bethesda, Maryland, as the recipient of the ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award for 2013. Dr. Cragg is a former research director of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he was involved in the NCI's search for new cancer medicines from plants and other natural sources. ABC presents this award each year to a person who or...

2014-02-18 13:46:43

Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified the first biomarker – a biological signpost – for major, or clinical, depression....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'