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2011-10-13 10:10:56

A political candidate's electoral victory or defeat is influenced by his or her stance on climate change policy.

Mountain Lions Visit Stanford Preserve
2011-10-07 09:18:53

Researchers at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve often encounter signs of mountain lion activity, from lion scat to the occasional deer carcass covered with leaves. But few have actually caught a glimpse of the shy feline.

Premature Birth May Up Risk Of Epilepsy Later In Life
2011-10-04 06:22:21

Being born prematurely may increase your risk of developing epilepsy as an adult.

2011-09-28 19:34:42

Three international teams of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California San Diego, University of Michigan and Stanford University, have published a trio of papers describing in unprecedented detail the structure and workings of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a large family of human proteins that are the target of one-third to one-half of modern drugs.

2011-09-14 07:00:00

New national center launches to infuse entrepreneurship and innovation skills into undergraduate engineering education Stanford, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011

2011-09-12 14:53:58

The first transgenic mouse model of a rare and severe type of autism called Timothy Syndrome is improving the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder in general and may help researchers design more targeted interventions and treatments.

2011-09-08 10:09:35

A different approach to studying the heart may uncover paths for new and improved cardiac treatments.

humpback whale
2011-08-29 08:43:40

Preserving just 4 percent of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales.

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2011-08-26 07:12:15

Visible to the human eye as dark blemishes on the solar disk, sunspots are the starting points of explosive flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that sometimes hit our planet 93 million miles away.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.