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Staying together ‘for the sake of the kids’ doesn’t necessarily help them

15 Jun 2009

Rating: 2.60

The research is clear: Adolescents tend to fare better – academically and behaviorally – when they live with both biological parents.

Mars Rover device gets new mission on Earth

16 Feb 2009

Rating: 1.00

Developed to sniff out extraterrestrial life on other planets, a portable device known as the Mars Organic Analyzer (MOA) is taking on a new role in detecting air pollutants on Earth.

Burying crop residues at sea may help reduce global warming

8 Feb 2009

Rating: 3.00

Imagine a massive international effort to combat global warming by reducing carbon dioxide - build up in the atmosphere.

Forensic Odontology

30 Jan 2009

Rating: 3.54

An overview on forensic odontology

“Liquid mirror” advance may lead to better eye exams, improved telescopes

17 Nov 2008

Rating: 2.50

Scientists in Canada are reporting progress toward a new type of “liquid mirror” — mirrors made with highly reflective liquids

Scientists Map Soils on an Extinct American Volcano

30 Oct 2008

Rating: not rated

Thousands of years after the lava cooled, soil scientists conduct sophisticated mapping of the resulting soil landscape.

Depression May Increase Exacerbations, Hospitalizations in COPD

30 Oct 2008

Rating: not rated

It is well known that patients with COPD frequently suffer from depression and anxiety, but according to new research, depression and anxiety may actually cause increased hospitalizations and exacerbations.

Evidence that inexpensive device boosts fuel economy by up to 20 percent

4 Oct 2008

Rating: 1.00

Evidence that inexpensive device boosts fuel economy by up to 20 percent

New hope for tapping vast domestic reserves of oil shale

30 Sep 2008

Rating: 5.00

Researchers report discovery of a new process for economically tapping vast resources of crude oil in the United States, Canada, and other countries now locked away in rocky deposits called oil shale.

Flower-shaped nanoparticles may lead to better batteries for portable electronics

30 Sep 2008

Rating: 5.00

Want more power and longer battery life for that cell phone, laptop, and digital music player? “Flower power" may be the solution.

Low-emission, high-performance engine for future hybrids

30 Sep 2008

Rating: not rated

In an advance toward introduction of an amazing new kind of internal combustion engine, researchers are reporting development and use of a new and more accurate computer model to assess performance of the so-called free-piston linear alternator

Erectile Dysfunction Related to Sleep Apnea May Persist, but Is Treatable

15 Sep 2008

Rating: not rated

For sufferers of sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction (ED) is often part of the package.

“Smart water” may help boost production from oil wells by 60 percent

15 Sep 2008

Rating: 3.00

Researchers in Norway report that injecting a special type of seawater called “smart water” into certain low-yield oil wells may help boost oil extraction by as much as 60 percent.

Aqua Regia

9 Jun 2008

Rating: 4.38

Aqua regia (Latin for "royal water") is a highly corrosive, fuming yellow or red solution.

FAQ

4 Feb 2008

Rating: 2.80

Frequent questions, and usual answers

Evolution Of Sex Chromosomes: The Case Of The White Campion

12 Apr 2007

Rating: 2.20

There are many different sex-determining systems in plants and animals with separate sexes (dioecious species).

Eavesdropping Occurs Among Animals, Finds Evolutionary Biologist

12 Apr 2007

Rating: 6.75

Eavesdropping among animals influences their behavior, Lee Dugatkin, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Louisville, has found.

Do Angry Men Get Noticed?

12 Apr 2007

Rating: 2.67

Researchers have demonstrated that male angry faces are a priority for visual processing - particularly for male observers

Heal thyself: Systems biology model reveals how cells avoid becoming cancerous

12 Apr 2007

Rating: not rated

Researchers have described for the first time a web of inter-related responses that cells use to avoid becoming diseased or cancerous after being exposed to a powerful chemical mutagen.

Not Just For Eatin': Blue Crab Nano-Sensor Detects Dangers

12 Apr 2007

Rating: not rated

A substance found in crab shells is the key component in a nanoscale sensor system developed by researchers