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2011-01-28 00:13:29

People with addictions to stimulants tend to choose instant gratification or a smaller but sooner reward over a future benefit, even if the future reward is greater.

2011-01-26 12:00:00

To look at far off galaxies and ozone destruction closer to Earth.

2011-01-25 12:20:00

Members of Congress, Kennedy Family Members and Others Join Daniel Hernandez in Supporting Mayors' Plan to Fix the National Gun Background Check System Full Plan Available at www.FixGunChecks.org NEW YORK, Jan.

2011-01-24 18:13:15

In the first phase of a more than two-year study funded by InterDigital, Virginia Tech researchers have made great strides in the development of more reliable and efficient spectrum sensing techniques that will be needed to meet the ever-expanding demand for wireless technologies.

2011-01-16 14:01:00

Failure Leaves More than a Million Mental Health Records Out and Allows Dangerous People to Buy Firearms Firearms Policy Experts and Virginia Tech Massacre Family Members Available for Interview NEW YORK, Jan.

2010-12-27 20:36:52

Just as raging hormones are part of the process of a child's maturation through the teen years to adulthood, juvenile hormones, a group of insect isoprenoids, play an important role as butterflies, fruit flies and mosquitoes transform their body structures as they molt from larva to pupa and then adults.

2010-12-17 13:28:08

A new genetic biomarker that indicates an increased risk for developing breast cancer can be found in an individual's "junk" (non-coding) DNA.

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2010-12-10 13:41:18

As the US policy makers renew emphasis on the use of nuclear energy in their efforts to reduce the country's oil dependence, other factors come into play.

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2010-12-10 06:10:00

New research finds that crop-killing mildews are able to sneak into plants undetected as "stealth bombers" by shedding genes to conceal themselves thus thwarting the plants’ defenses.

2010-12-09 20:16:14

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered how abscisic acid, a natural plant hormone with known beneficial properties for the treatment of disease, helps fight inflammation.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.