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2011-12-08 21:52:28

Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war?

Fish Follow The Rules To School
2011-11-08 10:28:20

The rules of school are simple: it is all about watching the kid nearest to you and making sure you do what they do.

Humans Share Genes With Earlier Human Species
2011-11-01 08:38:39

Humans not only mated with the ancient Neanderthals, but according to a new study the East Asian population of the modern species may have also mated with a hominin species known as Denisovans that lived in Siberia 40,000 years ago.

Mysterious 'Copiale Cipher' Cracked
2011-10-25 07:25:07

The manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive.

2011-09-16 11:39:34

The earth's most successful bacteria are found in the oceans and belong to the group SAR11.

2011-08-31 12:44:08

Our data indicate that the brain becomes hypersensitive to rewards when this co-signaling of glutamate and dopamine does not function.

2011-05-26 13:00:00

Our understanding of what differentiates cancer cells from normal cells is limited by a lack of methods for studying the complex signal systems of individual cells.

2011-05-09 21:44:24

A new, promising marker for diagnosing prostate cancer has been discovered by Uppsala researchers with the aid of a unique method developed at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.