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2012-06-07 23:02:28

Bayer CropScience confirms event dates for 2012. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 In a growing number of fields across this vast country, herbicide-resistant weeds are towering over valuable crops, their branches dripping thousands of stubborn seeds that if left unchecked will infest fields and choke out profits for years to come. In the Mid-South, crews of workers are chopping pigweed that resemble small trees. These all too common sights in the Mid-South are threatening to...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

The geographical and health sciences website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of geographical and health science. The latest reviews cover Aurora borealis which are the Northern Lights caused by radiation emitted as light from atoms in the upper atmosphere as they are hit by fast-moving electrons and protons, and bayam which is amaranth, a herb with approximately 60 species and inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple to red and gold. The latest...

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2010-09-22 07:50:00

Indian researchers have developed a genetically enhanced potato that is chock-full of protein and has increased levels of amino acids. Scientists published a paper on their modifications in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, saying they hoped the protein-packed potato would find more acceptance because it uses a gene from the amaranth seed. "Because potato constitutes an important part of the diet of many people in developed as well as developing countries, it...


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2005-07-12 10:26:47

The cockscombs are edible and ornamental plants named for their brightly colored flower heads, comprising the genus Celosia of the family Amaranthaceae (subfamily Amaranthoideae). They are similar in appearance and uses to the amaranths. Silver cockscomb is grown as a leaf vegetable and pseudo-cereal, especially in West and Central Africa and Southeast Asia. It is also the most important leaf vegetable of southern Nigeria. The crested cockscomb is a common garden ornamental plant in...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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