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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.