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Critical Similarity Found Between Two Types Of Do-it-all Stem Cells
2011-09-12 07:37:12

Ever since human induced pluripotent stem cells were first derived in 2007, scientists have wondered whether they were functionally equivalent to embryonic stem cells, which are sourced in early-stage embryos.

2011-08-29 13:04:48

Ever since scientists first began growing human cells in lab dishes in 1952, they have focused on improving the chemical soup that feeds the cells and helps regulate their growth.

2011-08-25 21:35:49

Globally, irrigation increases agricultural productivity by an amount roughly equivalent to the entire agricultural output of the U.S.

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2011-08-23 16:37:57

Human gait could soon power portable electronics.

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2011-08-23 16:11:03

Decade-long study questions conventional wisdom about the relationship between national parks and poverty.

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2011-08-23 15:50:24

Scientists have found a wild species of yeast that is the ancestor of that which is used to make cold-brewing ale.

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2011-07-29 09:35:00

During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least 20 feet higher than they are now.

2011-07-25 23:35:08

For thousands of years, bakers and brewers have relied on yeast to convert sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

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2011-07-13 12:08:58

The continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have increasingly simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest.

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2011-07-12 14:12:28

Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'