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Lead Levels In Drinking Water Spike When Copper And Lead Pipes Are Joined
2011-12-16 04:28:12

Lead pipes once used routinely in municipal water distribution systems are a well-recognized source of dangerous lead contamination, but new research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the partial replacement of these pipes can make the problem worse.

2011-12-15 17:10:50

Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special difficulty for the theory of evolution.

Image 1 - Human, AI Join Forces To Pinpoint Fossil Locations
2011-11-22 10:33:21

WUSTL paleoanthropologist, colleagues develop artificial neural network model to predict location of fossil sites.

Nerve Cells Help Our Brain Make Sense Of Our Senses
2011-11-21 10:56:22

The human brain is bombarded with a cacophony of information from the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin. Now a team of scientists has unraveled how the brain manages to process those complex, rapidly changing, and often conflicting sensory signals to make sense of our world.

Cosmic Voyager Has A Layover In St. Louis
2011-11-10 09:15:24

WUSTL geochemist helps analyze rare and beautiful meteorite found by a Missouri farmer.

2011-10-05 15:13:13

"Too busy," and "too complicated."


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.