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2011-07-29 14:11:15

Scientists have found a rainforest vine that has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it.

2011-07-28 12:38:41

One in five 11-year-old children is currently defined as obese, and the country faces a potentially huge burden of increased obesity-associated morbidity and early mortality.

2011-07-20 14:47:54

A violation of one of the oldest empirical laws of physics has been observed by scientists at the University of Bristol.

2011-07-07 15:00:30

The research will be presented today [Thursday 7 July] at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Academic Primary Care, hosted this year by the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol.

2011-07-07 14:56:45

The research will be presented today [Thursday 7 July] at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Academic Primary Care, hosted this year by the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol.

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2011-07-07 10:59:56

Pterosaurs, flying reptiles from the time of the dinosaurs, were not driven to extinction by the birds, but in fact they continued to diversify and innovate for millions of years afterwards.

2011-07-06 16:03:41

Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to be victimised by bullying when compared to children who are not overweight.

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2011-06-30 07:38:19

An international team of scientists, including Dr Chris Coath from the University of Bristol, have measured oxygen isotopes in solar wind, captured by NASA’s Genesis mission, to infer the isotopic composition of the Sun, and, by inference, the solar system as a whole.

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2011-06-11 08:55:00

According to a new study, drinking two sugary drinks a day can dull the taste buds and lead to cravings for high-calorie foods.

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.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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