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Science News Archive - July 12, 2007

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Are you brave enough to share an evening in the forest with a bunch of life-size dinosaurs with 6-inch teeth? How about spending time with a walking, growling 45-foot tall, 75-foot long Brachiosaurus?

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) today announced that it has acquired Ezeflow (NJ) Inc. ("TUBE-LINE"), a leading manufacturer of pipe fittings, which serves the power and process industries.

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Wilting heat, deadly storms, flash floods, coastal erosion, more days with unhealthy air - those are just some of the effects of rising temperatures on the Northeast, a group of scientists reported Wednesday.

A rare ghost orchid has been found growing high in an old cypress tree in a southwest Florida nature preserve.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.