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Expedition To Legendary City Of Troy Begins In 2013
2012-10-16 12:57:15

The city-state of Troy is the stuff of legends, with mythical heroes, women of unsurpassed beauty and a fabled wooden horse. Now a cross-disciplinary team of scientists will begin a new excavation project in 2013.

Biology Notes Help Recreate Sound Of Times Past
2012-09-19 10:28:48

The wheels of progress have slowly changed modern man’s soundscape, for better or worse, as the industrial revolution forges ahead.

2012-09-17 16:55:31

Human papillomavirus (HPV) has long been implicated in cervical cancer, but details of how it happens have remained a mystery.

2012-08-23 00:50:44

Acinetobacter baumanni, a pathogenic bacterium that is a poster child of deadly hospital acquired infections, is one tough customer.

Printed Photonic Crystal Mirrors Shrink Down To Size On-Chip Lasers
2012-07-23 09:18:30

Electrical engineers at The University of Texas at Arlington and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a new laser for on-chip optical connections that could give computers a huge boost in speed and energy efficiency.

Greenland Ice Not A Reliable Model For Younger Dryas Period
2012-06-27 10:08:54

Ice samples that profile Greenland glaciers have long been used to give climate scientists historical temperature data, but those samples could be misleading.

2012-06-25 16:35:59

The blood-brain barrier -- the filter that governs what can and cannot come into contact with the mammalian brain -- is a marvel of nature.

2012-06-15 10:13:25

The first U.S. population prevalence study of mutations in the gene that causes fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, suggests the mutation in the gene – and its associated health risks – may be more common than previously believed.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.