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2011-09-16 07:43:58

The stars are boiling! The reason is the energy generated in the center of the star that wants to escape.

2011-08-08 12:18:17

A liquid does not have to be a disordered bunch of particles: A team of researchers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) and the University of Vienna has discovered intriguing structures formed by tiny particles floating in liquids.

2011-06-27 23:39:40

Marine shallow water sandy bottoms on the surface appear desert-like and empty, but in the interstitial space between the sand grains a diverse fauna flourishes.

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2011-06-13 06:20:00

Parrots and Corvids frequently astonish researchers investigating animal intelligence, in particular when it comes to solving technical problems.

2011-04-25 16:22:58

Life on Earth would be impossible, without the metabolic capacities of the smallest of all living forms, the Bacteria and the Archaea.

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2011-04-06 09:39:29

The quantum physics of tailor-made organic macro-molecules – For the first time - as presented in Nature Communications - the quantum behavior of molecules consisting of more than 400 atoms was demonstrated by quantum physicists based at the University of Vienna in collaboration with chemists from Basel and Delaware.

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2010-07-28 13:40:53

According to a new study, dogs "automatically imitate" the body movements of their owners.

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2010-05-20 12:41:40

One type of turtle possesses an extraordinary organ that lets the reptile breathe underwater and stay submerged for many months.

2009-09-02 08:23:20

In a commentary "The Boundless Carbon Cycle", published in the September issue of "Nature Geoscience", scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, University of Antwerp, and the U.S. based StroudTM Water Research Center argue that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked a critical player


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'.