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2011-03-15 00:00:28

Carbon footprint calculator provides new awareness of global climate change, encourages “living green” and invites individuals and organizations to protect endangered resources and combat climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 Like it or not, climate change is everyone’s problem.

2011-03-11 08:45:00

Why do we sleep? I mean, we spend so much of our time sleeping that it must be doing something important.

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2011-03-09 14:15:00

A UC Berkeley study suggests we're busy recharging our brain’s learning capacity during a dreamless light slumber that takes up half our sleeping hours.

2011-03-03 07:45:00

BERKELEY, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100-percent employee-owned company, today announced that the company has started work on the seismic retrofit of the California Memorial Stadium at the University of California, Berkeley.

2011-02-24 22:24:44

The body is a dancer’s instrument, but is it attuned to the mind?

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2011-02-23 11:19:40

Tyrannosaurus rex was an opportunistic feeder, not a top predator, paleontologists say.

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2011-02-16 10:48:19

The Western fence lizard's reputation for helping to reduce the threat of Lyme disease is in jeopardy.

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2011-02-15 07:55:00

Physicists propose beaming laser at atmospheric sodium to measure global magnetic field.

2011-02-11 22:06:04

Has Valentine’s Day become post-racial? Not yet, it seems.

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2011-02-08 08:50:00

Ever wonder how much fuel you can save by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window, not using air conditioning or coasting toward stops?


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2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.