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2012-02-27 10:57:52

Here’s a riddle: What’s the difference between a tick and a lion? The answer used to be that a tick is a parasite and the lion is a predator. But now those definitions don’t seem as secure as they once did.

2012-02-17 11:11:05

It’s no secret that battlefield trauma can leave veterans with deep emotional scars that impact their ability to function in civilian life.

2012-01-27 10:25:50

In 2011 — to the consternation of women everywhere — a systematic review of randomized clinical trials showed that routine mammography was of little value to younger women at average or low risk of breast cancer.

2012-01-11 21:30:53

Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP) have helped identify the mechanism that makes the childhood eye tumor retinoblastoma so aggressive.

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.

The Contact Lens Of The Future
2011-11-22 09:40:51

Contact lenses could one day be used as a mini-monitor to project text messages or short emails right in front of your eye. Sound like science fiction?

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.


Word of the Day
quotha
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.
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