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The Moth Versus The Crowd
2014-01-24 10:46:18

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology An army of citizen scientists has helped the professionals understand how a tiny 'alien' moth is attacking the UK's conker (horse-chestnut) trees, and showed that naturally-occurring pest controlling wasps are not able to restrict the moth's impact. The study's conclusions are published this week in the open access scientific journal PLOS ONE. No bigger than a grain of rice, the horse-chestnut leaf-mining moth has spread rapidly through England and...

2013-04-14 23:00:03

The horse chestnut tree that served as a symbol of inspiration and peace for Anne Frank during World War II lives on through a rare sapling to be planted at the world´s largest children´s museum. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis will be the first of only 11 sites in the United States to plant one. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 The horse chestnut tree that served as a symbol of inspiration and peace for Anne Frank during World War II lives on through a rare sapling...

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2009-08-24 06:05:00

A free online collaborative encyclopedia which aims to document all of the 1.8 million living species known to science has hit 170,000 entries so far and is helping research into many things, including aging, climate change, and the spread of insect pests. In 2007, the website "Encyclopedia of Life" was first launched, anticipated to cost somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million. It is compiled from existing databases and from contributions from experts as well as non-experts across the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.