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New theory may help design tomorrow's sustainable polymer

Tomorrow's specialty plastics may be produced more precisely and cheaply thanks to the apparently tight merger of a theory by a University of Oregon chemist and years of unexplained data from real world experiments involving ...

dateDec 11, 2008 in
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Black and white is not always a clear distinction

Is race defined by appearance, or can a person also be colored by socioeconomic status? A new study finds that Americans who are unemployed, incarcerated or impoverished today are more likely to be classified and identified ...

dateDec 08, 2008 in Other
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Why do women get more cavities than men?

Reproduction pressures and rising fertility explain why women suffered a more rapid decline in dental health than did men as humans transitioned from hunter-and-gatherers to farmers and more sedentary pursuits, says a University ...

dateOct 14, 2008 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Climate change, human activity and wildfires

Climate has been implicated by a new study as a major driver of wildfires in the last 2,000 years. But human activities, such as land clearance and fire suppression during the industrial era (since 1750) have created large ...

dateSep 21, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Worms do calculus to find meals or avoid unpleasantness

Thanks to salt and hot chili peppers, researchers have found a calculus-computing center that tells a roundworm to go forward toward dinner or turn to broaden the search. It's a computational mechanism, they say, that is ...

dateJul 02, 2008 in
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