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Mass Star Fish Die Off
2013-09-11 10:09:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Massive numbers of dead starfish have been observed in the waters around Vancouver, British Columbia over the past two months, and scientists are currently at a loss as to the possible cause of the fatal phenomenon. Jonathan Martin, a research associate at Simon Fraser University, has observed the mass die-off of both Sunflower seastars (Pycnopodia helianthoides) and morning sun stars (Solaster dawsoni) and has published photos...

2013-09-04 23:28:25

California Casualty launches an enhancement to its identity theft protection services to include assistance with digital threats, such as e-mail and social media compromise, as well as data breach victim assistance. These enhanced features are now included as part of the identity theft services provided to automobile, homeowners, renters and condominium customers at no additional cost. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 California Casualty launches an enhancement to its identity...

2013-08-07 23:17:33

Announcing a New Green Lifestyle Magazine Published by Logic Product Group New York, NY (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Logic Product Group, makers of natural family and home care products, is pleased to announce the publication of its new green lifestyle magazine for families, Logical Life. A free monthly digital magazine, Logical Life will arrive on the Apple Newsstand on Thursday, August 8. Logical Life will feature original content from companies dedicated to producing natural, healthy and...

Rat-Sized Snails Invade Northern Florida
2013-04-15 15:09:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Officials in Florida are warning the public about a potential infestation of a massive African snail that can grow to the size of a rat and ravage both plant-life and housing materials such as stucco and plaster. The snails have also been known to carry a parasitic nematode that can lead to meningitis in humans. “They're a trifecta,” said Denise Feiber, the public information director of the Division of Plant Industry in...

2013-02-15 23:01:13

Andrew will be focusing on creating and developing new client relationships in key vertical markets where Prime has a demonstrated capability and history of adding significant value as a supply partner. Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Prime Technological Services, a leading contract manufacturer of high mix, high complexity, printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies, is pleased to announce our new business development relationship with Andrew Williams and Williams 6...


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Blue Spiny Starfish, Coscinasterias tenuispina
2013-08-11 13:40:45

The blue spiny starfish (Coscinasterias tenuispina), also known as the white starfish, is a species that is classified within the Asteriidae family. It can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the coasts of Portugal, France, Cuba, Brazil, various islands in the Atlantic, and the coasts from North Carolina to Santos. It prefers a habitat along shorelines at depths of up to 160 feet. This species holds more female members than males. The blue spiny...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'