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man versus machine
2014-12-02 06:11:26

A new computer system developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison performed as well or better than humans when it comes to the task of extracting data from scientific journals and entering it into a database.

2011-11-28 10:18:35

Much of our knowledge about past life has come from the fossil record – but how accurately does that reflect the true history and drivers of biodiversity on Earth?

Image 1 - Ancient Environment Led To Current Marine Biodiversity
2011-11-28 05:49:20

Much of our knowledge about past life has come from the fossil record, but how accurately does that record reflect the true history and drivers of biodiversity on Earth?

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2008-06-16 09:05:00

A new study suggests that it is the ocean, and in particular the epic ebbs and flows of sea level and sediment, that is the primary cause of the world's periodic mass extinctions during the past 500 million years.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.