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2011-06-09 23:31:34

Controlling water loss is an important ability for modern land plants as it helps them thrive in changing environments.

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2011-06-06 09:41:22

Millions of people with knee injuries could benefit from new stem cell bandage.

2011-06-02 13:24:00

Painting army vehicles with high contrast geometric patterns - 'dazzle camouflage' - affects the perception of their speed and thus could make them less susceptible to rocket propelled grenade attacks.

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2011-06-01 09:55:33

Since the Industrial Revolution, over half of all the CO2 produced by burning fossil fuels has been absorbed by the ocean, making pH drop faster than any time in the last 650,000 years and resulting in ocean acidification.

2011-05-05 22:04:01

The end-Permian extinction, by far the most dramatic biological crisis to affect life on Earth, may not have been as catastrophic for some creatures as previously thought.

2011-03-23 14:16:06

Applications on modern wireless devices make demands on data rate and connectivity far beyond anything experienced in the past.

2011-03-17 20:14:28

New research suggests that promoting active play in children's leisure time could increase the physical activity of today's children, but that such strategies might need to be tailored according to gender.

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2011-03-09 14:55:00

A study has gained new insight into the minds of domestic hens, discovering, for the first time, that domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioral response when their chicks are mildly distressed.

2011-03-03 12:35:57

All night long, bats swoop over our landscape consuming insects, but they do this in secret, hidden from our view.

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2011-03-03 08:45:00

The depression and anxiety that result after a woman has a miscarriage can persist for many years, even if the mother goes on to have healthy offspring.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.