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2013-02-14 13:29:27

A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to predict which political party a person prefers.

Color-tunable Photonic Fibers Mimic The Fruit Of The “Bastard Hogberry” Plant
2013-01-28 14:29:04

A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter, UK, have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched.

Male Finches Fake Their Song For Foreign Females
2012-12-19 12:23:34

British researchers have found that male finches will use their birdsongs like their human counterpart use an out-of-date Facebook profile picture – to trick a potential mate into thinking they are more physically fit than they actually are.

2012-11-13 12:08:24

The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers.

Killer Whale Menopause Helps Sons Survive
2012-09-14 08:43:49

Killer whale females have the longest period of menopause of any non-human species. A new study, led by the University of Exeter and the University of York, claims this is so the female Orcas can care for their adult sons.

2012-09-03 11:00:56

Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence.

One Extinction Leads To Another
2012-08-20 10:09:46

According to new research, when a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon tag along.

2012-08-16 13:10:20

A research team from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge has for the first time established a link between high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA) and severe coronary artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries).

Thriving Coral Reef In Muddy Waters
2012-08-04 13:43:39

The Middle Reef, part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is growing more quickly than reefs in other areas with lower levels of sediment stress, a new study has found.

More Basking Shark Sightings In British Waters
2012-07-24 08:05:00

Basking sharks, after being protected from commercial hunting since the late 20th century, are on the rise in British waters.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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