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2012-02-21 15:10:48

Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event.

2012-02-03 19:00:20

A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who have other forms of this gene.

2012-01-16 10:57:10

Blocking cell-to-cell communication may prevent liver damage and improve drug safety, Rutgers University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a novel strategy to protect the liver from drug-induced injury and improve associated drug safety.

Image 1 - El Gordo - Largest Galaxy Cluster In The Early Universe
2012-01-10 13:17:23

An extremely hot, massive young galaxy cluster — the largest ever seen in the distant Universe — has been studied by an international team using ESO’s Very Large Telescope along with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.

2011-12-19 15:15:21

Fifteen years ago, textbooks on human development stated that babies 6 months of age or younger had no sense of "object permanence" – the psychological term that describes an infant's belief that an object still exists even when it is out of sight.

New System Shuts Phones Down While Driving
2011-12-09 14:22:41

Scientists at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University have developed a system that will make drivers unable to talk on their cell phones while driving.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.