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2010-08-18 11:00:00

With nearly 4,000 active rigs extracting oil and gas 24/7 from the sea bed, and ships constantly ferrying workers and supplies to and from the platforms, the Gulf of Mexico is both a habitat in peril and a hub of economic activity.

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2010-07-14 13:50:00

A hotel in Copenhagen is offering guests perks for using its stationary bikes in order to help produce the building's energy.

2010-02-19 08:26:18

The benefits of wartime camaraderie extend far beyond the battlefield, a new UCLA study of US Civil War veterans suggests.

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2010-01-19 07:25:00

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez won't spare a kind word for video games, calling them 'poison' and accusing them of being proxies for capitalist warmongering.

2010-01-11 13:45:58

A growing number of scientists are merging methods and results from different disciplines to extract new meaning from old data, says a team of researchers in a recent issue of Evolution.

2009-12-08 18:05:52

Although politicians are often criticized for making empty promises, when it comes to their voting records, their words may carry more weight than previously thought.

2009-09-11 08:50:01

Research shows how brain imaging can be used to create new and improved solutions to the public-goods provision problem.

2009-08-19 11:43:23

When times are tough and people are in a state of upheaval, it is expected that they might take refuge in "comfort foods" such as Grandma's fried chicken or a Sonic milkshake?

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2009-08-07 14:50:49

An “immersive” virtual reality exhibit is letting people experience some of the farthest ranges of the senses that many animals have.

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2009-08-07 12:10:00

Amazon.com’s latest venture offers users of its popular Kindle reader free e-books from many noted authors


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]