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2012-02-14 14:16:55

Large college athletics departments talk the talk when it comes to concern for the environment and environmental sustainability, but only a small percentage of these departments actually walk the walk in making their operations “greener.”

2012-01-30 09:22:16

Imagine a contraceptive that could, with one or two painless 15-minute non-surgical treatments, provide months of protection from pregnancy.

2011-12-20 18:17:31

Size matters… but apparently so does shape – when it comes to conducting heat in very small spaces.

A Third Of Young Adults Get Arrested By Age 23
2011-12-19 14:36:53

A new study has found that about one in three teens and young adults will get arrested by the age of 23, and that those arrests are for everything from underage drinking and petty theft to violent crimes.

Moms Who Work Feel Better
2011-12-13 12:02:44

Mothers with jobs tend to be healthier and happier than moms who stay at home during their children's infancy and pre-school years, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

Can Climate Change Alter Vacation Plans?
2011-12-07 05:02:08

Plants’ and animals’ seasonal cycles, such as flowering dates and migration patterns, have shifted in recent decades due to climate change.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.