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2010-12-23 08:10:00

To survive in a tumultuous environment, sea urchins literally eat through stone, using their teeth to carve out nooks where the spiny creatures hide from predators and protect themselves from the crashing surf on the rocky shores and tide pools where they live.

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2010-12-21 08:48:16

A popular herbal supplement viewed by many as a way to beat the common cold actually has minimal effect in dealing with the illness.

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2010-12-15 23:16:46

Thunderstorms can bring intense rain, hail, lightning and even tornadoes, but predicting them a few hours out is one of the great problems of meteorology.

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2010-12-14 10:25:00

Those who choose to pray find personalized comfort during hard times, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist.

2010-12-08 15:05:49

The "A" grades that high schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll — they also make them healthier as adults, too.

2010-12-07 13:56:50

Bacteria are among the simplest organisms in nature, but many of them can still talk to each other, using a chemical "language" that is critical to the process of infection.

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2010-12-07 10:20:00

A new laser-beam steering system that aims and focuses bursts of light onto single atoms for use in quantum computers has been demonstrated by collaborating researchers from Duke University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2010-11-23 13:49:42

The National Science Foundation has signed a five-year, $34.5-million agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to operate a unique telescope--a cubic kilometer in volume--buried in the Antarctic ice sheet between 1,400 meters and 2,400 meters deep.

2010-11-22 19:48:28

Like musical compression saves space on your mp3 player, the human brain has ways of recoding sounds to save precious processing power.

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2010-11-22 10:30:00

In deep ocean waters, it's sometimes difficult to hide from predators -- that's why so many sea creatures have evolved extraordinary methods of disguise.


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bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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