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'Milking' brown recluse spiders for silk

(Phys.org) —Rabbit, a brown-recluse spider, is fastened to the proverbial treadmill in Hannes Schniepp's Nanomaterials & Imaging lab. She is restrained but relaxed. Her spinnerets are churning out exquisite ...

dateMar 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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English language variation in the classroom

Anne H. Charity Hudley has spent 11 years bringing her message about linguistic and cultural diversity to teachers involved in kindergarten through 12th grade. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the ...

dateDec 09, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Daylight Saving Time spurs drop in crime rate

(Phys.org) —Researchers are no longer in the dark about when criminals are most likely to attack. William & Mary economist Nicholas Sanders teamed up with the University of Virginia's Jennifer Doleac to study the connection ...

dateMay 20, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Bay's underwater grasses decline for third year

(Phys.org) —An annual aerial survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers declined 24% between ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Environment
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UN report on nutrient threats and benefits

Professor Emeritus Bob Diaz of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has co-authored a new report—commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)—that provides recommendations ...

dateMar 04, 2013 in Environment
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