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2009-12-01 07:50:00

These breakthrough findings provide strong evidence for enacting international trade protection for hammerhead sharks at the March 2010 CITES meeting in Qatar.

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2009-10-26 15:28:49

Stony Brook University researchers find elevated carbon dioxide concentrations impede growth and survival of bivalve larvae.

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2009-10-22 06:15:00

When scientists announced in May the discovery of a fossil which showed an evolutionary “missing link” between humans and apes, experts were skeptical the fossil was even a close human relative.

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2009-10-13 15:31:12

Long-term monitoring by Stony Brook University researchers finds rip currents are frequent but short-lived at East Hampton Village Beach.

2009-07-24 17:27:00

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Stony Brook Hospital on Long Island announced today that they have reached agreement for a new contract, effective August 1, 2009.

2009-07-14 16:10:00

President Obama yesterday named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipient scientists and engineers will receive their awards in the fall at a White House ceremony.

2009-06-29 11:30:00

The Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) announced today that they will sequence the genomes of four species of labyrinthulomycetes.

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2009-05-06 16:30:00

Two studies reported on Wednesday argue that the 18,000-year-old fossil remains of tiny humans found in 2003 in the remote Indonesian island of Flores are indeed a new species, and not pygmies whose brains had withered with disease.

2009-04-23 07:00:00

802.11n wireless LAN network delivers high throughput, resiliency and security required for leading research in innovative wireless technologies and business applications SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc.

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2009-03-04 14:14:20

In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased


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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