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The Brain Of Someone With OCD Is More Active When Faced With A Moral Dilemma
2012-11-08 14:44:18

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder are characterized by persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviors. A new study reveals that sufferers worry considerably more than the general population in the face of morality problems. Along with the help of experts from the Barcelona's Hospital del Mar and the University of Melbourne (Australia), researchers at the Hospital de Bellvitge in Barcelona have proven that patients with...

City Birds Adjust To Their New Predators
2012-11-07 13:05:06

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Faced with the same threat, city and country birds do not react in the same way despite being from the same species. According to a new study, urban birds have changed their anti-predator behavior in new environments. When a bird is faced with a predator, its only objective is to escape. However, city birds do not react in the same way as their countryside counterparts, despite being from the same species. Urbanization plays an...

Ducks Flock To Ricefields In Extremadura
2012-10-30 15:22:50

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Four new reservoirs linked to rice cultivation built in the middle basin of the Guadiana river in the middle of the 1990's have allowed various migratory dabbling duck species to significantly increase in number during the winter. Researchers at the University of Extremadura propose that Vegas Altas del Guadiana is turned into a new Special Protection Area for Birds. Many aquatic migratory bird populations are in decline and the loss...

2011-04-27 14:48:07

A study by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) shows a lack of standardisation in the peer review systems whereby independent experts assess the content of scientific publications published in Spain. This results in a low level of international competitiveness among these publications. "We studied the entire peer review process, beyond the fact of such a review simply being stated in the publication. Our research showed a low level of standardisation in these processes....

2011-03-14 06:00:00

AMSTERDAM, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Academic and Government Institutes Throughout Spain Gain Access to Abstracts and Citations Data Elsevier's SciVerse Scopus (http://www.info.sciverse.com/scopus/) database was selected by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), a public foundation that supports the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), to assist academic and government institutes throughout Spain in the tracking and analyzing...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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