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2012-03-20 23:01:36

To date, the bed bug problem in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is costing the school $300,000 for treatment. Wanting to be of help to minimize the spending, BedBugControl911.com suggested the use of pesticide exempt bed bug spray. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln housing has been battling bed bugs for two months now. And just a few days ago, it finally gave an estimate as to the amount that the pests are costing them. The figure is a massive $300...

2011-07-29 15:07:00

CRETE, Neb., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Byron Petsch, Assistant General Manager at Farmland Foods and coordinator of the plant's Learners to Leaders® program, was honored today by the TeamMates Mentoring Program(TM) with their respected Local Champion Award, given to recognize individuals or businesses that have gone above and beyond to support the TeamMates Mission in their community. Founded by former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne and his wife...

2011-07-01 12:43:15

Scientists develop model to assess the impact agroforestry windbreaks have on farming operations Agroforestry, the deliberate placement of trees into crop and livestock operations, can help capture substantial amounts of carbon on agricultural lands while providing production and conservation benefits. However, we currently lack tools for accurately estimating current and projected carbon values in these systems. In North America, windbreaks are an effective carbon-capturing option. Only...

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2011-06-21 05:38:22

According to a study released Monday, advances in technology still do not substitute for face-to-face contact in sexual relationships. Researchers investigated the behaviors of infidelity on the Internet and sexting. The team said the way humans become involved in relationships has changed dramatically over the last 20 years due to the increased availability of devices such as computers, video cams, and cell phones. Sexting is becoming more popular as adults send nude photographs and...

2010-07-21 23:50:43

Military's greenhouse gas emissions are relevant to US fuel policies, University of Nebraska authors say U.S. military operations to protect oil imports coming from the Middle East are creating larger amounts of greenhouse gas emissions than once thought, new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows. Regulators do not currently attribute these emissions to U.S. gasoline use "“ but they should, the authors say. UNL researchers Adam Liska and Richard Perrin estimate that...

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2010-06-10 08:09:18

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have created a three-dimensional picture of an important protein that is involved in how HIV -- the virus responsible for AIDS -- is produced inside human cells. The picture may help researchers design drugs that can prevent HIV from reproducing. The research team, led by David Price, Ph.D., UI professor of biochemistry, and Tahir Tahirov, Ph.D., professor of structural biology at...

2009-08-27 16:57:03

 A new candidate gene for Specific Language Impairment has been identified by a research team directed by Mabel Rice at the University of Kansas, in collaboration with Shelley Smith, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Javier Gayán of Neocodex, Seville, Spain. The finding, reported in the current issue of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, was discovered by examining genes previously identified as candidate genes for reading impairments or speech sound disorders....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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