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2010-10-16 11:29:59

By examining the type of rock in which dinosaur fossils were embedded, an often unappreciated part of the remains, scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago occupied different environments separated by just a few miles.

2010-10-15 01:17:16

The food chain - the number of organisms that feed on each other — in the world's streams and rivers depends more upon the size of the stream and whether the waterways flood or run dry than the amount of available food resources, Yale University and Arizona State University (ASU) researchers report online in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal Science Express.

2010-10-14 14:03:32

Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, but many do not understand why.

2010-10-08 14:15:53

A team of Yale University scientists has engineered the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell wall.

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2010-09-25 06:40:00

Scientists have wondered for some time why certain seismic waves travel more quickly through the core-mantle boundary, a thin layer of the Earth's interior that lies between about 1675 and 1800 miles below the surface.

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2010-09-16 08:02:05

Glaciers can help actively growing mountains become higher by protecting them from erosion, according to a University of Arizona-led research team.

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2010-08-26 06:35:00

Egypt’s Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday that archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 3,500-year-old trading settlement in one of the country’s desert oases that predates earlier cities by a thousand years.

2010-08-12 15:49:54

Within a dangerous stomach bacterium, Yale University researchers have discovered an ancient but functioning genetic remnant from a time before DNA existed, they report in the August 13 issue of the journal Science.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.