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Sustainable Future: Alternative Energy Source From Rivers Flowing Into Oceans
2012-07-29 09:23:05

Wind, hydroelectric, and solar power currently dominate the renewable power sector, but a new process could usher in a new genre of electric power-generating stations.

Species Interactions Could Be Affected By Global Warming
2012-06-23 09:06:42

Yale and University of Connecticut researchers report that more extinctions will take place due to global warming should "scientists fail to account for interactions among species in their models."

2012-02-22 11:03:02

When first exposed to cocaine, the adolescent brain launches a strong defensive reaction designed to minimize the drug's effects, Yale and other scientists have found.

Antarctica Fish Threatened By Climate Change
2012-02-14 04:19:52

A Yale-led study of the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish and their "anti-freeze" proteins illustrates how tens of millions of years ago a lineage of fish adapted to newly formed polar conditions – and how today they are endangered by a rapid rise in ocean temperatures.

Road Runoff Spurring Spotted Salamander Evolution
2012-02-02 05:00:31

Spotted salamanders exposed to contaminated roadside ponds are adapting to their toxic environments, according to a Yale paper in Scientific Reports.

The Elusive G-spot: Even Scientists Can’t Find It!
2012-01-20 14:38:24

Many an intrepid lover has sought in vain for that legendary spring of erogenous pleasure known in pop culture simply as ‘the G-spot’. Yet mounting research suggests that the mythical female sexual organ may be just that: a myth.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.