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2011-11-11 18:40:56

For the past 100 years, the Haber-Bosch process has been used to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, which is essential in the manufacture of fertilizer.

2011-10-13 11:32:22

Scientists have improved upon their own previous world-best efforts to pluck out just the right stem cells to address the brain problem at the core of multiple sclerosis and a large number of rare, fatal children’s diseases.

2011-10-05 19:09:45

In the best of circumstances, raising a toddler is a daunting undertaking.

2011-09-19 23:08:35

Fruit flies have been indispensible to our understanding of genetics and biological processes in all animals, including humans.

2011-07-08 10:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is your kid a "dove" - cautious and submissive when confronting new environments, or perhaps you have a "hawk" - bold and assertive in unfamiliar settings? These basic temperamental patterns are linked to opposite hormonal responses to stress - differences that may provide children with advantages for navigating threatening environments, researchers report in a study published online July 8 in Development and Psychopathology. "Divergent...

2011-07-01 09:41:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have come up with new insight into the brain processes that cause the following optical illusion: Focus your eyes directly on the "X" in the center of the image in this short video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXnUckHbPqM&feature=player_embedded). The yellow jacket (Rocky, the mascot of the University of Rochester) appears to be expanding.

2011-06-29 07:10:00

Scientists have come up with new insight into the brain processes that cause the following optical illusion.

2011-06-20 13:30:02

Coming out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual increases emotional well-being even more than earlier research has indicated.

2011-06-16 21:29:36

Cells in the human body are constantly being exposed to stress from environmental chemicals or errors in routine cellular processes.

2011-06-04 15:35:00

A new study finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful.

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Edward Gibson
2012-10-02 10:32:09

Edward Gibson is a former astronaut for NASA as well as a pilot, engineer, and physicist. He was born Edward George Gibson on November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. After his graduation from Kenmore Senior High School, he went on to attend the University of Rochester in New York State where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in June 1959. He subsequently attended the California Institute of Technology where he earned his Master of Science degree in engineering in June...

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Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.