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2010-08-12 08:52:55

A new imaging technique creates detailed three-dimensional images of the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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2010-08-04 11:56:54

In a study involving the first-ever daily energy expenditure measurements in apes, a researcher from Washington University in St Louis and his team have determined that orangutans living in a large indoor/outdoor habitat used less energy, relative to body mass, than nearly any eutherian mammal ever measured, including sedentary humans.

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2010-07-08 08:39:11

Simple genetic changes make plants suitable for cultivation, but domestication wasn't always quick or easy.

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2010-07-01 07:27:27

Have a lot to do? A good night’s sleep will help you remember, study finds.

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2010-07-01 07:20:00

It’s no secret that Americans tend to throw their support behind a sitting US president when the nation is thrust into a war or other potentially violent conflict with a foreign foe – a phenomenon known as the "rally 'round the flag effect."

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2010-06-22 07:30:00

Could viewing cell behavior in three dimensions lead to important advances in cancer research?

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2010-05-28 08:31:31

Seven-year experiment shows that pond communities bear a lasting imprint of random events in their past.

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2010-05-24 15:10:00

An archeologist at Washington University in St Louis is helping to reveal for the first time a snapshot of rural life in China during the Han Dynasty.

2010-05-17 11:00:00

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a first-of-a-kind collaboration between academia and industry, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) will give scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

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2010-04-26 15:41:40

Brain scans show persistent motivation regardless of payoff.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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