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2009-01-28 16:30:00

A researcher at England's Newcastle University says cows with names tend to be happier and more productive than their nameless fellow cows. Dr. Catherine Douglas said she analyzed data collected from more than 500 British dairy farms of varying sizes, and found that cows given names by farmers produce an average extra pint and a half of milk per day, adding up to an extra 6,800 gallons a year for an average dairy farm, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Douglas said cows with names also tend...

2009-01-28 16:29:23

Breastfeeding may reduce the chance of children developing asthma, but a Canadian researcher says fast-food may negate the breast feeding benefits. Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj of the University of Alberta finds eating fast-food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects of breastfeeding in protecting children from the respiratory disease. Like other studies, we found that fast-food consumption was associated with asthma, Kozyrskyj says in a statement. The research confirmed the...

2009-01-28 17:04:14

Breastfeeding may reduce the chance of children developing asthma, but a Canadian researcher says fast-food may negate that benefit. Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj of the University of Alberta finds eating fast-food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects of breastfeeding in protecting children from the respiratory disease. Like other studies, we found that fast-food consumption was associated with asthma, Kozyrskyj said in a statement. The research confirmed the findings of many...

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2009-01-05 08:20:00

An enormous basalt formation has been discovered by a researcher in the Taiwan Strait, looking like an ancient city wall. The 200 meter-long, 10 meter-high ancient wall, resembling pillars crammed together, is located near the Pescadores archipelago, said the researcher who found the wall, Jeng Ming-hsiou, on Monday. Jeng, a professor at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, was surprised to see the wall 25 miles west of Taiwan's during a leisurely dive. "It was completely unexpected," laughed Jeng....

2008-12-03 08:49:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research center focused on improving the quality of life of children with special needs and their families has opened in Chattanooga, led by a world-renowned researcher whose concepts and tools are used worldwide. The Siskin Center for Child and Family Research joins the family of initiatives at Siskin Children's Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on education, outreach and support for children with developmental and...

2008-12-01 08:30:00

DR. RALPH WEISSLEDER HONORED FOR CAREER OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY IN MOLECULAR IMAGING BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) honored Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, with its "Outstanding Researcher of The Year" Award, recognition afforded annually to one scientist who has made original significant contributions to the field of radiology throughout a career of research. Dr. Weissleder is Professor at Harvard Medical School, as well as Director of both...

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2008-11-30 07:20:00

A Swedish researcher said on Friday that mice who were fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease. A series of published papers by a researcher at Sweden's Karolinska Institute showed how a diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol could increase the risk of the most common type of dementia. "On examining the brains of these mice, we found a chemical change not unlike that found in the Alzheimer brain,"...

2008-11-26 10:02:54

A Forest Grove, Ore., researcher said he had never heard of YouTube until his video of a shrimp on a treadmill became a sensation on the Web site. David Scholnick of Pacific University said he and his research partner, Louis Burnett of the College of Charleston, took video of a shrimp running on an underwater tread mill two years ago as part of their research into the effects of fatigue on their experiments, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Wednesday. Scholnick said he was amazed when he...

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2008-11-19 10:55:52

A new study shows that juvenile delinquents sentenced to either a juvenile retreat, probation or unsupervised community service were seven times more likely to commit criminal acts as adults than youngsters from the control group who managed to avoid the juvenile justice system. The findings come from Frank Vitaro, a psycho-education professor at the Universit© de Montr©al and researcher at the Research Unit on Children's Psycho-Social Maladjustment, who collaborated with UdeM...

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2008-11-11 10:35:00

A rapid, climate change-induced northern migration of invasive marine is one of many research results announced Tues. Nov. 11 during opening day presentations at the First World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, in Valencia. Investigators report that invasive species of marine macroalgae spread at 50 km per decade, a distance far greater than that covered by invasive terrestrial plants. The difference may be due to the rapid dispersion of macroalgae...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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