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Crows Show Advanced Learning Abilities
2011-12-16 03:49:10

New Caledonian crows have, in the past, distinguished themselves with their advanced tool using abilities. A team of researchers from the University of Auckland and the University of Cambridge have now shown these crows can learn to use new types of tools.

Botanists Answer Mystery Of Glowing Buttercups
2011-12-15 09:41:34

As a child, did you ever shine a buttercup flower under your chin and witness a yellow glow to test whether you or your friends like butter?

2011-12-14 11:43:44

Scientists have found that the distinctive glossiness of the buttercup flower (Ranunculus repens), which children like to shine under the chin to test whether their friends like butter, is related to its unique anatomical structure.

2011-11-29 10:59:52

A University of Cambridge study, which set out to investigate DNA methylation in the human heart and the 'missing link' between our lifestyle and our health, has now mapped the link in detail across the entire human genome.

2011-11-28 11:34:16

Scientists have developed a new method of creating nanoporous materials with potential applications in everything from water purification to chemical sensors.

2011-11-21 17:00:00

The Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press announce publication of the first issue of MRS Communications, a new journal serving the international materials research community.

2011-10-26 13:14:02

New research shows how metal surfaces that lack mirror symmetry could provide a novel approach towards manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

2011-10-12 23:11:52

For the first time, scientists have cleanly corrected a human gene mutation in a patient's stem cells.

2011-10-05 14:04:17

A structural variation in a part of the brain may explain why some people are better than others at distinguishing real events from those they might have imagined or been told about.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.