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The Food and Drug Administration has posted a Web page with quick facts about the Ebola virus and the outbreak in West Africa in order to fight misconceptions about the disease permeating the general public.
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Unlike many types of birds, hummingbirds not only have the ability to detect sweetness, they also have a craving for sugary substances, and now the authors of a new Science study have discovered the biological reason why these tiny flying creatures differ from their avian counterparts.
For the first time in history, a woman has received the highest honor in mathematics, often nicknamed the Nobel Prize of mathematics.
Every day, private charities are proving that they can help the poor get back on their feet, without the help of government, writes Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute.
Alcoholics Anonymous can help people, young and old, recover from drinking problems, but young adults seem to benefit mainly - and only - from certain aspects of the program, according to a small U.S. study.
Harvard University researcher Robert Wood , professor of engineering and applied sciences, has a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop just such a device.
Economist Arvind Subramanian is the front-runner to become chief economic adviser to India's finance ministry, a hotly anticipated appointment for the country's new government given its pledges to tame inflation and kickstart the economy.
Dayton names 6 to MnSCU board of trustees The board sets policies that guide admissions, tuition, academics and a $1.9 billion budget Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/08/22/dayton-names-mnscu-board-trustees/14430895/ Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed six people to fill spots on the ... (more)
It's late August and thousands of teenagers are moving out of home to begin their college careers.
Instead of depending on a sugar sensor found in many vertebrates, the flitting, frenetic birds use a repurposed sensor that normally responds to savory flavors, scientists report in the Aug. 22 Science.
According to a Harvard University study , only 23 percent of Americans ages of 18-29 say they will definitely vote this midterm.
Behind China's vaunted Internet censorship are throngs of specialized police officers, fake commentators, and ever-changing technologies.
As former social chair of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Harvard University, Malik Gill wants to appear especially welcoming to girls who come to the house for parties.
Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm - As former social chair of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Harvard University, Malik Gill wants to appear especially welcoming to girls who come to the house for parties.
They're now warning incoming students, staffers and community members to be extra vigilant while walking through the campus and surrounding areas, both during the day and at night.
Nectar-slurping hummingbirds clearly have a taste for sweets - but they shouldn't.
It's the strangest sweet tooth in the world. Birds lost the ability to taste sugars, but nectar-feeding hummingbirds re-evolved the capacity by repurposing receptors used to taste savoury food.
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