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Researchers Debunks Myths Surrounding Math Gender Gap
2011-12-13 04:52:12

A major study of recent international data on school mathematics performance casts doubt on some common assumptions about gender and math achievement — in particular, the idea that girls and women have less ability due to a difference in biology.

Image 1 - Ancient Environment Led To Current Marine Biodiversity
2011-11-28 05:49:20

Much of our knowledge about past life has come from the fossil record, but how accurately does that record reflect the true history and drivers of biodiversity on Earth?

2011-11-23 11:45:30

Images of prisoners' brains show important differences between those who are diagnosed as psychopaths and those who aren't.

Researchers Turn Embryonic Stem Cells Into Functioning Neurons
2011-11-22 06:26:29

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin have successfully had implanted neurons, created in laboratory conditions, connect with the brains of mice and both send and receive signals.

2011-11-21 12:41:06

Hydrogen peroxide isn't just that bottled colorless liquid in the back of the medicine cabinet that's used occasionally for cleaning scraped knees and cut fingers.

2011-11-18 03:29:48

Integrating a complex, single-crystal material with "giant" piezoelectric properties onto silicon, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and physicists can fabricate low-voltage, near-nanoscale electromechanical devices that could lead to improvements in high-resolution 3-D imaging, signal processing, communications, energy harvesting, sensing, and actuators for nanopositioning devices, among others.

2011-11-07 18:00:00

Transcript Available Now, Video to be Available at WWW.USNEWS.COM New York (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Mount Sinai

2011-11-07 08:00:00

Retail Inkjet Solutions, Inc. and The University Book Store announce the installation of the RIS InkCenter® to increase throughput and cartridge support.

2011-11-02 09:07:43

Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits.

2011-11-01 09:31:49

During the past decade, voluntary contracts called conservation easements have become a popular method for conserving land.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.