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Image 1 - Close Family Ties Keep Microbial Cheaters In Check
2011-12-17 04:14:20

Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special challenge for evolution. Most of the cells in its body will die without reproducing; only a privileged few will pass their genes to the next generation.

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
dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.