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2011-02-11 11:05:00

While enthusiasts across the world pored over the Voynich manuscript, penned by an unknown author in a language no one understands, a research team at the University of Arizona solved one of its biggest mysteries: When was the book made?

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2011-02-04 08:24:14

The potentially deadly bacterium Salmonella possesses a molecular machine that marshals the proteins it needs to hijack cellular mechanisms and infect millions worldwide.

2011-01-31 20:55:01

A team of Yale University scientists has synthesized for the first time a chemical compound called lomaiviticin aglycon, leading to the development of a new class of molecules that appear to target and destroy cancer stem cells.

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2011-01-07 06:00:00

A new study published Thursday in the journal Science has found that female butterflies that grow up in colder temperatures become more aggressive as adults, actively chasing males for sex and food.

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2011-01-05 13:25:00

Scientists suggest that an extinct flightless bird from Jamaica fought rivals and predators using wings which evolved into clubs.

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2010-12-21 13:20:00

Researchers reported on Monday that expanding screening for the AIDS virus to include every American at least once and the highest-risk people once a year could prevent over 80,000 infections over the next 20 years.

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2010-12-14 06:30:00

A Yale University study has determined that kids who start the day with a bowl of sugary cereal are consuming almost twice the sugar they would take in eating healthier options.

2010-12-08 22:03:43

Yale University researchers have found that a single molecule not only connects brain cells but also changes how we learn.

2010-12-06 21:18:06

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police and the courts.

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2010-12-01 13:43:35

New research shows that elliptical galaxies actually hold five to ten times as many stars as previously believed.


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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