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Image 1 - Topography Played Key Role In Bacterial Consumption Of Deepwater Horizon Spill
2012-01-10 07:03:59

When scientist David Valentine and colleagues published results of a study in early 2011 reporting that bacterial blooms had consumed almost all the deepwater methane plumes after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill, some were skeptical.

Looking For A Job On The Internet Reduces Unemployment Time
2011-10-05 10:05:30

A new study shows that using the Internet to look for a job reduces the time spent unemployed by an average of 25 percent.

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2011-07-22 11:55:58

Research leads to new "scaling" rule for abundance and production of animals.

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2011-05-26 10:05:44

Marine scientists discover wave disturbance, nutrient levels affect California giant kelp growth.

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2010-12-06 10:26:56

Foreign pests are eating their way through our national forests, destroying majestic scenery and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

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2010-05-24 06:59:11

Do manufactured dispersants interfere with microbes' natural oil-dispersing ability?

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2009-05-13 11:19:02

Twenty years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez was exiting Alaska's Prince William Sound when it struck a reef in the middle of the night.

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2008-08-09 11:47:21

In 2006, Andrew Jordan, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, together with Alexander Korotkov at the University of California, Riverside, spelled out how to exploit a quantum quirk to accomplish a feat long thought impossible, and last week a research team at the University of California at Santa Barbara has tested the theory, proving it correct.


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'.