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White-throated Sparrow Study Traces Social Behaviors To Specific Gene
2014-01-15 09:31:53

A unique study of the white-throated sparrow has identified a biological pathway connecting variation in the birds’ aggression and parenting behaviors in the wild to variation in their genome.

2014-01-13 23:02:17

The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, announced

2014-01-10 16:21:08

Mio's Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring Products Recognized for Unique Design and Innovative Functionality LAS VEGAS, Jan.

2014-01-09 23:26:27

Qubole Data Service Customers Gain Access to Fast Interactive SQL Query Engine Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014

2014-01-09 08:21:59

New high-performance vests offer lightest-weight and highest-performing NIJ .06 Level II and IIIA ballistic systems on the market POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan.

2014-01-08 08:25:13

New book, classroom-based training, and online video library help developers get going fast on Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere responsive application development and deployment platform BURLINGTON,

2014-01-07 12:30:06

Athletes Can Replace Chest Strap Monitoring with Mio LINK for $99, New Device Transmits Heart Rate Data to Mio GO App to Create Virtual Outdoor Interactive Exercise Experience for Training Indoors

2014-01-07 12:25:18

Wrist-Worn Heart Rate Monitoring by Mio Replaces Chest-Worn Strap, Technology Wins CES Innovation Award for Second Year in a Row VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan.

2014-01-06 23:01:11

The Sony α5000 is Sony’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera to date.


Latest Alpha Reference Libraries

Alpha Sports
2014-06-23 06:23:23

Alpha Sports (ASP) is a kit car manufacturer from Australia founded in 1962.The original cars produced were based on the Lotus Seven, but over time were redesigned into their own style. ASP cars have also competed in various racing events. In the 1960s Rory Thompson and Ray Lewis built cars based on the Lotus Seven called the “Bacchus Clubman.” Engines used were a BMC B-Series 1500. Later Models were called ASP with their workshop located at Alpha House, Alpha Street, Kensington,...

Barrier Reef Anemonefish, Amphiprion akindynos
2012-05-11 12:04:43

The Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos) is native to the marine lagoons and reefs in the Western Pacific Ocean.  It lives at a depth of around eighty-two feet in temperatures fluctuating between fifty degrees Fahrenheit to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Its range includes northern New South Wales, the Loyalty Islands, Tonga, New Caledonia, Coral Sea, and the Great Barrier Reef. They are typically seen near or within the tentacles of their host anemones. They will inhabit anemones like...

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2007-03-26 13:42:48

The Lemon tetra, Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, is a species of tropical freshwater fish which originates from South America, belonging to the family Characidae. It is a small tetra which grows to (5 cm) in length. The species is a long established favorite aquarium fish, being introduced to the aquarium in 1932. Physical Description The lemon tetra is one of the deeper-bodied tetras, contrasting with slender, torpedo-shaped relations such as the cardinal tetra and the rummy nosed tetra,...

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2007-01-21 20:21:17

The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog Cape Hunting Dog, or Painted Hunting Dog, is a mammal of the Canidae family. It is related to the domestic dog. It is the only species in the canid family to lack dewclaws on the forelimbs. They are, as their name indicates, found only in Africa. They are found especially in scrub savanna and other lightly wooded areas. Individuals can easily be recognized in the basis of coat patterns. The pelage is an irregular...

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2007-01-19 20:10:28

The meerkat or suricate is a small mammal and a member of the mongoose family. It inhabits all parts of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. A group of meerkats is called a "mob" or "gang". Anatomy The meerkat is a small diurnal mongoose whose weight averages approximately 1.61 lb (731 g) for males and 1.58 lb (720 g) for females. Its long and slender body and limbs give it a body length of 10 to 14 in (25 to 35 cm) and an added tail length of 7 to 10 in (17 to 25 cm). Its tail is...

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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'.