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2009-12-09 01:18:33

An international group of anthropologists offers a new theory about the diffusion of maize to the Southwestern United States and the impact it had.

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2009-12-07 11:25:00

Washington University physicists are closing in on the origin of cosmic rays.

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2009-12-07 08:43:09

A mathematical model of a simple circuit in a chicken brain raises fundamental questions about our understanding of neural circuitry.

2009-12-05 14:28:43

The findings from a study published this month by the journal Social Science and Medicine have implications for informed consent in human subjects research and the debate over research participation incentives.

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2009-11-01 14:58:52

A gold nanocage covered with a polymer is a smart drug delivery system.

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2009-09-23 07:08:03

Everyone knows that frogs are in trouble and that some species have disappeared, but a recent analysis of Central American frog surveys shows the situation is worse than had been thought.

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2009-09-10 07:48:35

Alexis Webb enters a small room at Washington University in St. Louis with walls, floor and ceiling painted dark green, shuts the door, turns off the lights and bends over a microscope in a black box draped with black cloth. Through the microscope, she can see a single nerve cell on a glass cover slip glowing dimly.

2009-08-11 10:17:06

Accumulating carbon and nitrogen stable isotope data from fossil humans in Europe is pointing towards a significant shift in the range of animal resources exploited with the spread of modern humans into Europe 40,000 years ago.

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2009-07-17 12:35:00

A lunar geochemist at Washington University in St Louis says that there are still many answers to be gleaned from the moon rocks collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic moonwalk 40 years ago July 20.

2009-07-17 09:08:00

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shed new light on a process that fixes breaks in the genetic material of the body's cells.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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