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war heroes
2015-03-11 09:07:17

Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other fields, such as in sports or natural disaster work, according to new research from the University of Southampton and partners in Europe. The findings also suggest that men did not find heroism to be a sexually attractive trait in women.

chokeberries
2014-09-20 07:08:16

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals research published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

Great Barrier Reef Is An Effective Wave Absorber: Study
2014-09-19 03:25:13

New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs.

New Vaccines Can Prevent Spread Of Meningitis By Nearly 40 Percent
2014-08-21 03:11:46

Investigators at the University of Southampton have discovered that two new vaccines can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person.

Southern Ocean waves
2014-07-22 03:30:24

A new study has found that turbulent mixing in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean, which has a profound effect on global ocean circulation and climate, varies with the strength of surface eddies – the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere – and possibly also wind speeds.

2014-07-02 15:13:09

One in three severely affected adults with ME in England have no access to local specialist services.

2014-06-16 18:10:32

Scientists are using a pioneering method of 'caging' and cooling water molecules to study the change in orientation of the magnetic nuclei at the centre of each hydrogen atom - a process which transforms the molecule from one form of water to another.

2014-05-12 11:24:23

Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century to address the controversial topic of whether the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.

Understanding How Climatic Relationships Led To Major Ice Age Cycles
2014-04-17 07:45:44

A new study has developed crucial new information about how the ice ages came about based on newly discovered relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes.

Small Coral-eating Worm May Mean Big Trouble For Reefs
2014-04-14 13:28:59

New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.