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Eating Is Addictive: Study
2014-09-11 03:53:37

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests.

crohns research
2014-08-28 03:00:17

Genetic changes that occur in patients with the bowel condition Crohn's disease could hold clues to fighting the illness.

Organ Grown In Living Animal From Cells Created In Lab
2014-08-26 03:32:07

Laboratory-grown replacement organs have moved a step closer with the completion of a new study.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria
2014-08-07 02:00:05

Findings about how bacteria cooperate to cause infection may help spot diseases that might jump from animals to people.

Study Shows Meerkats' Darker Side Is Secret To Their Success
2014-07-24 03:48:59

The darker side of meerkats – which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren – is explained in a new study.

Warming Climates Intensify Carbon Dioxide Given Out By Oceans
2014-06-09 03:23:28

Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fueling further climate change, a study suggests.

Preschoolers Can Be Smarter Than College Students At Figuring Out Gizmos
2014-03-07 13:24:30

Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they’re more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect

Farmers Breed Better Fish Using Genetic Chip
2014-02-14 13:07:00

Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding.

2014-02-04 11:35:43

New insights into how the cells in our bodies divide could improve our knowledge of a condition linked to cancer.

Hardworking Sisters Allow Insect Colonies To Thrive
2013-11-21 14:09:25

Altruistic workers in social insect colonies – such as ants, bees and wasps – are more likely to be female, because their maternal instincts make them better at caring for the queen's offspring.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.