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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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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