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Sulphur Haunts the Ghost wreck

Sulphur and iron accumulation has once again been found in wood samples from old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea. This time the samples are...

Crazy Ants Dominate Fire Ants By Neutralizing Their Venom

Invasive “crazy ants” are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern U.S. by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according...

Adjusting GPAs: A Statistician’s Effort to Tackle Grade Inflation

Nearly two decades ago, Texas A&M University statistician Valen E. Johnson found himself in the trenches of one of the most contentious fights in higher education:...

US flu activity keeps climbing

US influenza activity kept climbing last week, as several states outside the South reported widespread cases, and the 2009 H1N1 virus continued to be...
Global waming staves off ice age

Glaciers sizzle as they disappear into warmer water

Scientists have recorded and identified one of the most prominent sounds of a warming planet: the sizzle of glacier ice as it melts into...

Popular ‘Door-in-the-Face’ Persuasion Strategy Can Sometimes Backfire

A manipulation strategy often used in marketing and fundraising known as “Door-in-the-Face” could backfire among less concrete thinkers, according to new research from The...

New Study Decodes Brain’s Process for Decision Making

  When faced with a choice, the brain retrieves specific traces of memories, rather than a generalized overview of past experiences, from its mental Rolodex,...

Astronomers Discover Universe’s Most Distant Galaxy

Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin may be former football rivals, but the Lone Star State's two research giants have...

We all came from Africa: Hitchhiking virus proves it

A study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confirmation of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which...

RAND Corp: Out-of-pocket spending will drop for many under Obamacare

Out-of-pocket medical expenses will decline for most consumers who become newly insured or change their source of health insurance under the federal Affordable Care...

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