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  • discovered or determined by scientific observation; "variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"; "the discovered behavior norms"; "discovered differences in achievement"; "no explanation for the observed phenomena"

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  • Observed information: In statistics , the observed information, or observed Fisher information, is the negative of the second derivative (the Hessian matrix ) of ...

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* It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Man, being the servant and interpreter of nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything. - Francis Bacon

* It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny their figure deformity. - Alexander Hamilton


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  • Researchers Discover That Rare Bush Frog Breeds In Bamboo
    Provided by National University of Singapore Scientists observed this new reproductive mode in critically endangered white spotted bush frogs in South India's Western Ghats Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a new reproductive mode in frogs and toads - breeding and laying direct developing eggs in live bamboo with narro Read more on this news related to 'Observed'
  • NYC boy being observed for possible Ebola symptoms: reports
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy who arrived from Guinea was being observed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City for possible Ebola symptoms, media reports said on Monday. The boy, who arrived in the United States on Saturday, had a 103 degree Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) fever, ABC News reported. He has not been tested for the virus and wa Read more on this news related to 'Observed'
  • Boy, 5, Being Observed In NYC Hospital For Ebola
    A 5-year-old boy from Guinea is being observed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, according to several media reports. Read more on this news related to 'Observed'

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