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2009-03-04 10:15:37

New research that builds on data collected more than three decades ago demonstrates that lizards living in tropical forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean could be in serious peril from rising temperatures associated with climate change.

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2009-02-25 09:30:45

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ancient system of communication found in primitive bacteria, may also explain how plants and algae control the process of photosynthesis.

2009-01-05 14:30:49

When there is a threat of disease during pregnancy, mothers produce less aggressive sons with more efficient immune systems, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered.

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2008-11-19 15:19:53

The Royal Society journals have reported that the earliest turtles known to live in water have been discovered on a Scottish island.

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2008-10-30 14:40:00

The UK’s Royal Society is conducting an investigation to determine if ambitious engineering schemes could reduce the impact of global warming.

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2008-10-24 09:35:00

For our ancestors, misjudging the physical strength of a would-be opponent might have resulted in painful –– and potentially deadly –– defeat.

2008-10-09 12:00:19

By KARL RITTER STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Two scientists who have won acclaim for research into the growth of cancer cells could be candidates for the Nobel Prize in medicine when the 2008 winners are presented Monday, kicking off six days of Nobel announcements. Australian-born U.S.

2008-09-28 00:00:24

A QUITE superb first edition copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales is available today at Morrab Book Fair in Penzance. Considering these are children's books, and probably handled by them, makes this even more impressive.

2008-09-17 00:00:11

By Steve Connor The scientist who said creationism should be discussed in science lessons has left his job at the Royal Society.

2008-09-06 09:00:05

By FIONA MACLEOD EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT SCOTLAND'S great tradition of scientific study is continuing, with more teenagers choosing to study science subjects than anywhere else in the UK.


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Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society
2012-05-01 10:12:50

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London. Established in 1665, it is the first journal in the world exclusively devoted to science. It has remained in continuous publication since its inception, making it the world’s longest-running scientific journal. The use of the word “philosophical” in the title derives from the phrase “natural philosophy,” which was the equivalent of what is now generically called...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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