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2012-05-17 12:21:28

Researchers have found evidence that early drug and alcohol use is associated with lower levels of educational attainment.

2011-11-16 22:22:09

A new study of twins led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that today's smokers are more strongly influenced by genetic factors than in the past and that the influence makes it more difficult for them to quit.

2010-06-22 01:50:16

The nature-nurture debate is usually about how much of something is due to our genes and how much is caused by our environment.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.