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Invasive Plant Thrives Because It Adapts Quickly To Local Climates
2013-10-17 14:25:07

University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely rapidly, flowering about three weeks earlier as it has spread to northern Ontario.

2013-10-11 12:47:54

Normally muscles contract in order to support the body, but in a rare condition known as cataplexy the body's muscles "fall asleep" and become involuntarily paralyzed.

Early Warning Signs For Cognitive Decline
2013-09-10 13:25:35

Two new studies have revealed readily-detectable, early-warning signs of neurological impairment.

2013-08-14 09:29:11

Women with a history of childhood physical abuse are more likely to become obese adults.

2013-08-12 14:16:37

The growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not happen as scientists believed.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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