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Seasonal Drying In The Amazon Has Greater Impact Than Thought
2013-10-22 07:05:04

New research suggests that the southern part of the Amazon rainforest faces a higher risk of dieback as a result of seasonal drying than reported by climate models used by the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

2013-10-15 13:02:28

A team led by Chris Sullivan, a professor of molecular biosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has provided the first positive evidence that RNA interference (RNAi), a biological process in which small RNA molecules prevent genes from being expressed, does not play a role as an antiviral in most body, or "somatic," cells in mammals.

Novel 3-D Printing Technology Used To Build Homes For Bacteria At Microscopic Level
2013-10-07 16:33:46

By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections.

Singing Mice Use High-pitched Tunes To Protect Their Turf
2013-09-26 11:05:02

Two species of tawny brown singing mice that live deep in the mountain cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama set their boundaries by emitting high-pitched trills


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.