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man versus machine
2014-12-02 06:11:26

A new computer system developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison performed as well or better than humans when it comes to the task of extracting data from scientific journals and entering it into a database.

grasshopper
2014-11-28 03:00:34

Sixty years ago, the plows ended their reign and the fields were allowed to return to nature — allowed to become the woodland forests they once were. But even now, the ghosts of land-use past haunt these woods.

Barry Van Veen EEG
2014-11-22 05:29:06

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Queen’s Freddie Mercury was unsure in the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, but neurology could have given him the answer.

fools gold
2014-11-21 03:00:25

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.

leatherback sea turtle
2014-11-03 03:00:23

For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.

2014-10-16 16:31:37

Prize Recognizes Exemplary Efforts to Engage Communities with Arts & Sciences MADISON, Wis., Oct.

smog
2014-09-24 05:32:19

Expected increases in the number of extremely hot days experienced by some parts of the US could cause an increase in heat-related health conditions, according to new research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

stem cells
2014-09-10 02:30:29

Figuring out how blank slate stem cells decide which kind of cell they want to be when they grow up — a muscle cell, a bone cell, a neuron — has been no small task for science.

2014-08-26 23:18:09

WCET is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 WCET Outstanding Work award: Capella University, Colorado Technical University, Excelsior College, Northern Virginia Community College, and

urban sprawl in Las Vegas
2014-08-21 03:00:23

As climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between, so too does the way humans decide to use land.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.