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Fossils suggest earlier land-water transition of tetrapod

Other Sciences / Archaeology & Fossils

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (9) | comments 0

New evidence gleaned from CT scans of fossils locked inside rocks may flip the order in which two kinds of four-limbed animals with backbones were known to have moved from fish to landlubber.


ASU professor tracks Columbine media discourse from 'school shooting' to 'terrorism'

Professor tracks Columbine media discourse from 'school shooting' to 'terrorism'

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created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (4) | comments 1

Decades spent studying mass media messages of fear led noted Arizona State University scholar David Altheide to examine how the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999, were originally portrayed ...


Study finds college students better prepared

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created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Freshmen entering California State University, Sacramento, are better prepared to tackle college-level work than they were in 2004, suggesting that a five-year-old statewide program to assess college readiness among high ...




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Archeologists discover temple that sheds light on 'Dark Age'

Other Sciences / Archaeology & Fossils

created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 4.3 / 5 (10) | comments 2

The discovery of a remarkably well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey thought to be constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th/9th-centuries BC -- sheds light on the so-called Dark Age.


New business theory shows compensation plans can make or break a firm

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 2.9 / 5 (11) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Greed has been blamed for most of Wall Street's woes and the banking sector's recent collapse, but two professors at Washington University in St. Louis say envy is really to blame. And, they warn, envy is ...



Prehistoric turtle goes to hospital for CT scan in search for skull, eggs, embryos

Prehistoric turtle goes to hospital for CT scan in search for skull, eggs, embryos

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 3.9 / 5 (7) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Michael Knell carried a 75-million-year-old turtle into Bozeman Deaconess hospital recently, then laid it carefully on the bed that slides into the CT scanner.


Egypt to search 3 sites for Cleopatra's tomb

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 4.3 / 5 (4) | comments 0

(AP) -- Archaeologists will begin excavating sites in Egypt next week in an attempt to solve a mystery that has stymied historians for hundreds of years: Where is the final resting place of doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark ...


Simple new way to analyze sleep disorders

Other Sciences / Mathematics

created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 3.5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Sleep is such an essential part of human existence that we spend about a third of our lives doing it -- some more successfully than others. Sleep disorders afflict some 50-70 million people in the United States and are a ...


Treasury Returns Affected by Liquidity and Information Risks, New Study Finds

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 3 / 5 (1) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Building on a seminal study recognizing the effect of liquidity on U.S. Treasury securities, a new study by a University of Arkansas researcher documents a strong, positive relationship between expected return ...


Should teachers be licensed on effectiveness or experience?

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Michigan education officials are considering new standards for licensing teachers focusing more on effectiveness rather than years of educational and work experience. Are teachers ready?


Study: Price gap threatens Chicago Board of Trade's wheat futures market

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

A commodity market that has long helped wheat growers and processors manage price risks could lose its relevance unless the Chicago Board of Trade bridges a wide gap between futures and cash prices, a new University of Illinois ...


Spit, anyone?

Spit, anyone?

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created Apr 14, 2009 | popularity 4.3 / 5 (3) | comments 0

Mark Nicas has given some of his best years to spittle. He builds models - the mathematical kind - of how someone else's slobber ends up on you. The size of the particles, whether they come out in a dry co ...


Herbal wine, just the thing for ailing pharoahs (AP)

Herbal wine, just the thing for ailing pharaohs

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created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (10) | comments 0

(AP) -- When great-grandma took a nip of the elderberry wine "for medicinal purposes," she was following a tradition that goes back thousands of years.


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Study Finds Link Between Facebook Use, Lower Grades in College

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created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 3.5 / 5 (2) | comments 3

(PhysOrg.com) -- College students who use Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grade point averages than students who have not signed up for the social networking website, according to a pilot ...


Study: Don't be in the dark about effects of leaving others out of the loop

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created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (4) | comments 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- Workplace ostracism hurts employees' feelings, and the impact on job performance can hurt the company's bottom line, according to new research from Purdue University.


Mathematics and climate change: Gaining insights into the nature of sea ice

Other Sciences / Mathematics

created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 4.7 / 5 (6) | comments 0

In 1994, University of Utah mathematician Ken Golden went to the Eastern Weddell Sea for the Antarctic Zone Flux Experiment. The sea's surface is normally covered with sea ice, the complex composite material that results ...


Report: Ethanol raises cost of nutrition programs (AP)

Report: Ethanol raises cost of nutrition programs

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created Apr 10, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

(AP) -- Food stamps and child nutrition programs are expected to cost up to $900 million more this year because of increased ethanol use.


On gravel roads, people drive at speed they are comfortable with, regardless of posted limit

On gravel roads, people drive at speed they are comfortable with, regardless of posted limit

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created Apr 10, 2009 | popularity 3.2 / 5 (5) | comments 2

Kansas gravel roads have varying speed limits, but a study by Kansas State University researchers shows that instead of abiding by those limits, people are more likely to use their own judgment to gauge how ...