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2011-10-20 04:23:36

Mysterious “blue stragglers” are old stars that appear younger than they should be: they burn hot and blue. Several theories have attempted to explain why they don’t show their age, but, until now, scientists have lacked the crucial observations with which to test each hypothesis.

2011-10-10 07:00:00

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a gene that may be responsible for determining an individual's susceptibility to both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as reported

Wake-sleep Patterns Affect Brain Synapses During Adolescence
2011-10-10 04:39:10

An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests.

Diabetes Susceptibility Gene Found After Years Of Effort
2011-10-07 10:08:57

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered the specific gene that gives diabetes susceptibility to obese mice.

2011-09-26 13:08:46

Corn split off from its closest relative teosinte, a wild Mexican grass, about 10,000 years ago thanks to the breeding efforts of early Mexican farmers.

Image 1 - New Raptor Species Announced
2011-09-20 11:01:42

A graduate student from Montana State University is part of a team of researchers that revealed a new species of raptorial dinosaur to the public on Monday, the first definitive troodontid theropod discovered from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America in more than 75 years.

2011-09-15 07:00:00

SurvivingMesothelioma.com reports that the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin has concluded that chrysotile asbestos has caused mesothelioma and a ban of

Authors Sue U.S. Universities for Copyright Infringement
2011-09-14 04:59:18

Five American universities participating in a program to digitize books are being sued by authors in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia, claiming that they have obtained unauthorized scans of millions of copyright-protected manuscripts.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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