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Children, are, Born, Speak, When, Comes, Grammatical, Morphemes

Infants, Toddlers Sensitive To 'Grammatical Morphemes' That Make Language A powerful Communication System

Children are "born to speak" when it comes to a certain property that makes human language such an amazingly powerful communication system. Research shows how children depend on grammatical morphemes as cues to whether words are nouns or verbs, even though they omit these parts of language in their own speeech when they first start to talk.


bird, Ornithology, Web, Video, Nest, box, Network, Camera

Nest-Cam puts swallow family on the web

Seemingly oblivious to the video camera in the ceiling of their home, a pair of tree swallows at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology are raising a family in full view of the World Wide Web. The birds at Birdsource on the WWW are the most public avian participants in the Cornell Nest Box Network.


Space, Quasar, Universe, Brightest, Object, Nature, Astrophysical, Hubble

Brightest object in universe observed by University of Washington astronomer

The brightest object yet observed in the universe has been discovered by a University of Washington astronomer and his colleagues. The quasar is 4 million-billion to 5 million-billion times brighter than the Sun and outshines the brightest galaxy by more than 100 times


Discovery, bird, Ornithology, Scientist, South, America, Ecuador, Philadelphia

A Scientist Discovers One of the Largest Birds Found in the Last Fifty Years

A scientist from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia has discovered a new bird high in the Andes mountains of Ecuador. The new bird is a species of Antpitta, one of a group of notoriously secretive, terrestrial forest birds.


X Ray, Inspection, Photonic, band, GAP, Materials, Coal's, Mercury, Emissions

News about Science, Technology and Engineering at Iowa State University

June science tips from Iowa State: 1.) Use of x-rays to inspect grain 2.) Making sure chicks survive their trip 3.) Photonic band gap materials aid astronomy 4.) Measuring mercury in coal emissions


Genetics, Engineering, Therapy, Aquaculture, crab, Bait, Poulty, Waste

Sea Grant Tip Sheet for June 10, 1998

1) Awakening a "Sleeping Beauty" -- Fish Gene Shows Promise in Animal Genetic Engineering, Human Gene Therapy, 2) Experimental Crab Bait Looks Promising


Carbon, Oceans, Global, Warming, Environment, iron, Nature

UD news: As a 'carbon sponge,' iron-poor coastal waters can't always do the job

Like a sponge, the Earth's oceans store the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide--but certain coastal waters can't perform this trick because they lack iron, a University of Delaware researcher reports in the June 11 issue of the journal, Nature.


Astronomy, Radioastronomy, Pulsars, Neutron, Stars, Supernovas, Radiotelescopes, Modeling

Tracking pulsars by their twinkle

Radio astronomers have found a way to use the twinkling of stars to measure the velocity and distance of speeding neutron stars called pulsars that have escaped from the galaxy. Cornell University professor of astronomy James Cordes and Barney Rickett, an astronomer at the University of California, San Diego, have devised a method that combines computer modeling with two of the world's largest radio telescope, the Very Long Baseline Array and the Arecibo Observatory, to measure the speed and distance of pulsars well above the galactic plane.


Big, Bang, Black, hole, Astronomy, Physics, Gamma, rays

"Big Bang 2" Linked by UCSD Astrophysicists to the Birth of a Supermassive Black Hole

The inctedible burst of gamma rays detected last December 14, surpassed in power only by the original Big Bang, may be the lingering cry of millions of stars being engulfed by a newly born monster black hole at the edge of the universe.


Traveling, Salesman, Problem, rice, Optimization

Researchers Forge New Optimal Path For Traveling Salesman Problem

Rice University researchers David Applegate, Robert Bixby and William Cook, and Vasek Chvatal of Rutgers University have determined a breakthrough solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP), a method for finding an optimal path for a salesman to take when traveling through a specified number of cities.

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