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New Species Of Fungus Found In A Wasp Nest
2011-11-10 04:29:58

While some researchers look for new species in such exotic places as the deep sea, tropical regions, or extreme environments, a team headed by Tufts researchers turned their attention towards nests of an invasive paper wasp.

Bacteria Used to Encrypt Messages
2011-09-28 05:20:48

Scientists have discovered a method whereby E. Coli bacteria are used to encrypt messages.

2011-09-27 14:23:53

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Tufts University, Stanford University and the University of California, Irvine has found that the perception of race can be altered by cues to social status as simple as the clothes a person wears.

2011-08-12 10:18:00

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Aug.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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