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Sparrows Display Personalities During Fights
2013-12-04 08:52:17

University of Washington Like humans, some song sparrows are more effusive than others, at least when it comes to defending their territories. New findings from the University of Washington show that consistent individual differences exist not only for how aggressive individual song sparrows are but also for how much they use their signals to communicate their aggressive intentions. The findings, published online Dec. 4 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show that while many birds...

2013-11-25 09:57:46

Filtered from a vast sodium sea, more than 1 million calcium ions per second gush through our cells' pores to generate charges Scientists have figured out how calcium channels – the infinitesimal cell membrane pores that generate electrical signals by gating a charged-particle influx – have solved a "needle in a haystack" problem. The solution to the longstanding riddle is reported in the Nov. 24 advanced online edition of Nature by University of Washington and Howard Hughes Medical...

2013-11-18 10:28:03

Research in recent years has suggested that young Americans might be less creative now than in decades past, even while their intelligence — as measured by IQ tests — continues to rise. But new research from the University of Washington Information School and Harvard University, closely studying 20 years of student creative writing and visual artworks, hints that the dynamics of creativity may not break down as simply as that. Instead, it may be that some aspects of creativity —...

2013-11-14 23:23:02

University of Washington School of Pharmacy Professor and Diabetes educator lectures on Diabetes Prevention and Management at complimentary educational event hosted by The Gardens at Town Square in Bellevue. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Diabetes affects one out of four adults age 65 and older. The Gardens at Town Square and the University of Washington (UW) School of Pharmacy present “With Age Comes Wisdom, but What About Diabetes?” The lecture with UW School of Pharmacy...

Melting Snow Conundrum: Mild Climate Forests Vs. Open Sunny Areas
2013-11-14 06:44:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dense tree cover at the Cedar River Municipal Watershed allows little light to seep into the understory, yet research by University of Washington’s Susan Dickerson-Lange and colleagues suggests that these dense forests are capable of melting snow much faster than the open areas around the forest. In a study to better understand this phenomenon, Dickerson-Lange and her team have utilized a small device, called an iButton, which is...

Normal Blood Sugar Regulation Is A Partnership Between Pancreas And Brain
2013-11-06 13:27:22

University of Washington A growing body of evidence suggests that the brain plays a key role in glucose regulation and the development of type 2 diabetes, researchers write in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Nature. If the hypothesis is correct, it may open the door to entirely new ways to prevent and treat this disease, which is projected to affect one in three adults in the United States by 2050. In the paper, lead author Dr. Michael W. Schwartz, director of the Diabetes and Obesity...

2013-10-31 23:00:44

Four small but crucial tools were involved in the $280 million dollar renovation of Husky Stadium for the University of Washington Football team; four OxBlue construction cameras – three static construction cameras and one PTZ (point-tilt-zoom) construction camera. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 When the University of Washington football team played its season opener against Boise State University, fans were greeted by a $280 million renovation to their beloved 93-year-old...

2013-10-31 11:23:42

Ethical, care-improvement rationales cited Physicians' disclosure of errors has been studied more in the past decade than ever before, spurring rationales and guidelines for acknowledging one's own mistakes with patients. Relatively little, though, has spoken to how physicians should broach mistakes made by colleagues. "What do I do when it's somebody else's error and I have to decide whether to say anything to the patient?" It's the question Thomas Gallagher has fielded most often...

Kinect Technology Helps The Blind Learn Yoga
2013-10-18 04:40:26

[ Watch the Video: Yoga Instruction For The Blind ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most yoga classes depend on the participants watching an instructor to learn how to properly hold a position. For the blind or those who have problems with their sight, this type of class can be frustrating. Now, a new software program that watches a user's movements and gives verbal feedback on what to change to accurately complete a yoga pose has been developed by a team of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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