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2015-06-01 12:28:29

--Yeung to be presented with award at world's largest diabetes meeting -- ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce

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2015-05-31 08:25:20

Edgar Nernberg, a Young Earth creationist and member of the board of directors for the Big Valley Creation Science Museum in Alberta, has made what experts are calling one of the most important fossil finds in decades.

2015-05-29 12:23:07

Stettler Dodge enhances its inventory with affordable pre-owned cars STETTLER, Alberta, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the greatest challenges new car owners face is finding

2015-05-28 08:21:55

Toyota Scion dealership in Edmonton, Alberta has low cost seasonal tire storage EDMONTON, Alberta, May.

2015-05-26 08:23:57

TSX, NYSE: BXE CALGARY, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.

2015-05-22 16:25:02

CALGARY, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The countdown to the 2015 Eddies Short Film Festival is on! On June 6(th,) at Calgary's Theatre Grand Junction, 3 Canadian producers will walk away with cash prizing

2015-05-21 23:07:48

After several months of deliberation and appeal, the Ad Standards Council of Canada posted its ruling today on the Friend of Science Society’s digital climate change billboard campaign that

2015-05-20 08:26:52

EDMONTON, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The dramatic drop in oil and gas prices will lead to a 17 per cent fall in Alberta's export earnings in 2015, but partial price recovery and volume gains will

2015-05-19 23:12:53

Friends of Science Society is pleased to announce their upcoming guest speaker, astrophysicist Dr.


Latest Alberta Reference Libraries

Daspletosaurus
2013-04-28 18:27:18

Daspletosaurus, meaning “frightful lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that resided in western North America between 77 and 74 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils of the only named species were found in Alberta, although other possible species from Alberta and Montana wait for description. Daspletosaurus is closely related to the much larger and more current Tyrannosaurus. Like most of the known tyrannosaurids, it was a multi-ton bipedal...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

2012-06-15 04:16:02

Symbol: MEAL8 Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PAAL23 Parmelia albertana Ahti Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Melanelia Essl. – melanelia lichen Species   Melanelia albertana (Ahti) Essl. – Alberta...

800px-Troodon_skeletal
2011-09-27 15:56:33

Troodon, meaning “wounding tooth,” is a genus of bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (76 to 65 million years ago). Troodon was discovered in 1855 in North America and was one of the first dinosaurs found there. Fossils of this specimen have been found from Alaska to Wyoming, with possible Troodon fossils also being found in Texas and New Mexico. Troodon is known from the Judith River Formation and the upper Two Medicine Formation of Montana, the Judith River Group of...

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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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