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2014-06-11 08:36:42

POTSDAM, Germany, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Have cybercriminals stolen my personal data and made them freely available online so that others might also access and misuse them? Internet users all over the world can now answer this question using a free service from the Hasso Plattner Institute for IT Systems Engineering (http://www.hpi.de) at the University of Potsdam in Germany. All they need to do is visit https://sec.hpi.de and enter their e-mail address. The system will...

2012-05-09 12:07:11

Significant step forward in development of science-based recommendations for vitamin A levels for puppies A collaborative team of researchers, working on behalf of the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), has identified a safe upper level for vitamin A consumption for puppies. The research marks a significant step forward in the development of science-based recommendations for vitamin A levels for puppies and sheds new light on their distinct nutritional needs. This research...

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2011-01-25 10:25:00

A blanket of dust and rock debris is apparently shielding some glaciers in the world's highest mountain range from thawing, and varying wind patterns might explain why some are defying a melt. "Our study shows there is no uniform response of Himalayan glaciers to climate change and highlights the importance of debris cover," scientists at universities in Germany and the United States wrote in the study of 286 glaciers. Elsewhere in the Himalayas "more than 65 percent of the monsoon-influenced...

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2008-08-03 10:30:00

When competitors are around, male Atlantic mollies try to hide their top mate choice, reveals a new study published online on July 31st in Current Biology, a Cell Press journal. They feign disinterest in females after onlookers enter the scene. What's more, after encountering a rival, the tricky males direct their first sexual advances toward females that really aren't their first pick. Male mollies are known to copy other males' mate choices, the researchers noted. "I find it particularly...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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