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2010-12-06 13:40:00

Eavesdropping on mice for clues about how humans process sound.

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2010-11-15 09:00:00

Two US scientists have proposed a unique and somewhat controversial solution to the challenges presented by a potential mission to Mars--they suggest making it a one-way trip.

2010-10-04 16:16:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Washington Chapter has chosen six outstanding philanthropists to honor at its 22nd anniversary National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 18, 2010. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2010-09-21 11:07:46

Researchers have discovered that women, female monkeys and female mice have major similarities when it comes to how bisphenol A (BPA) is metabolized, and they have renewed their call for governmental regulation when it comes to the estrogen-like chemical found in many everyday products.

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2010-07-01 07:04:46

There really is a balance of nature, but as accepted as that thought is, it has rarely been studied.

2010-06-25 14:48:12

Earth-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available in two decades.

2010-06-24 03:55:13

Mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands on their time, inflexible workplaces and increased medical costs.

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2010-06-14 13:50:00

Jupiter's moon Io could be a potential target to look for extraterrestrial life.

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2010-04-20 11:10:00

Scientists measuring electrical activity in the muscles of a cobra have found the mechanism that triggers the frightening “hood flare” that the snake uses as a defensive display.

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2010-03-03 12:32:22

Five new potato breeding lines being tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and collaborators could open the door to new varieties of the crop that resist powdery scab and black dot diseases, caused by the fungi Spongospora subterranea and Colletotrichum coccodes, respectively.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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