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2011-12-03 08:17:02

A drastic decrease in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels appears to have been the catalyst that led to the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet.

Image 1 - Ancient Moths Reveal Wing Colors
2011-11-16 07:58:25

New research, carried out by Maria McNamara of Yale University, is allowing scientists to learn what the colors of fossilized moths would have been.

Image 1 - Lasers Inspired By Nature
2011-10-13 03:44:09

Researchers at Yale University are studying how two types of nanoscale structures on the feathers of birds produce brilliant and distinctive colors.

2011-10-06 05:45:57

Sugary cereals, syrupy snacks and toy-packed kids meals. The health industry says it’s working to regulate food marketing to children, but is it working?

2011-10-04 12:10:15

Yale University researchers have found one of the mechanisms that cause fat cells to lose their ability to efficiently store and use energy -- a scientific mystery and a phenomenon that contributes to a major public health problem.

2011-10-04 12:06:03

A team of scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and Yale University have begun to unravel the complex process by which cells take in and store microscopic fat molecules, suggesting new directions for further research into solutions for obesity and its related conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.

2011-10-03 12:22:44

Small bypass vessels which act as a 'back-up system' for the heart's main arteries play a significant role in reducing the mortality of patients with coronary artery disease.

Leaf Chafer Beetle
2011-09-29 05:35:56

Dr. Maria McNamara of Yale University has done microscopic research that shows how the colors of fossilized beetles have shifted.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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