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Moms Using Picture Books To Expose Toddlers To Rich Information About Animals
2014-04-23 11:53:19

University of Waterloo Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. “Marketers tell parents and educators that vocabulary books are more educational, so picture books are often dismissed as being just for fun,” said the study’s author, Professor Daniela O’Neill. “But our findings show that...

2014-04-10 13:43:08

There is no point faking it in bed because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell. A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo found that men and women are equally perceptive of their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction. The study by Erin Fallis, PhD candidate, and co-authors Professor Uzma S. Rehman and Professor Christine Purdon in the Department of Psychology at Waterloo, identified sexual communication and ability to recognize emotions as important factors...

Rivers, Streams Release Far More Carbon Dioxide Than Do Lakes: Study
2013-12-10 06:51:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Contrary to common belief, rivers and streams release carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined. The findings of this international study, which included the University of Waterloo, have been published in the journal Nature. "Identifying the sources and amounts of carbon dioxide released from continental water sources has been a gap in understanding the carbon...

2013-07-03 23:20:03

Vestec continues global expansion by adding Emerging Markets expertise. Waterloo, ON, Canada (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Vestec, Inc. a leader in powerful Artificial Intelligence technologies, announced today that Ms. Nina Shapiro, former Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at International Finance Corporation (IFC), has joined its Advisory Board and will help guide Vestec’s growth strategy for emerging markets. “Advances in Artificial Intelligence research are creating a powerful...

2013-06-27 23:18:57

Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Executive Chairman of ZAD Investment Company, joins Vestec’s Advisory Board. Waterloo, ON, Canada (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Vestec, Inc. a leader in powerful Artificial Intelligence technologies, announced today that they have secured a significant equity investment from Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Prince Mishaal has also joined Vestec’s Advisory Board and will help guide Vestec’s growth...

Cosmic Rays And CFCs Are Key Culprits For Ozone Depletion And Global Climate Change
2013-05-31 08:12:02

[ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are to blame for global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide, according to new research from the University of Waterloo published Thursday in the International Journal of Modern Physics B. Qing-Bin Lu, a professor of physics and astronomy, biology and chemistry at the University of Waterloo, arrived at this conclusion after conducting an in-depth...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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