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penn museum ancient skeleton
2014-08-07 06:24:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Anybody who has ever cleaned out a closet knows the feeling of finding some long-forgotten item, but scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have taken it to a next level – re-discovering a 6,500-year-old human skeleton that had been kept for decades in one of their own storage rooms. The skeleton, which is complete, has been stored in a coffin-like box for 85 years, its identifying documentation having all but vanished,...

2014-08-07 04:20:17

25 teenagers from southern Israel will join American youth on an Israel summer program for 3 days of dialogue and fun, thanks to the generous donations from the teens' communities JERUSALEM, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 120 American teenagers on Camp Morasha's Sulam summer program [http://campmorasha.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=109 ], operated by Keshet: The Center for Educational Tourism in Israel...

2014-08-06 16:28:23

DALLAS, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The key drivers for molecular biology enzymes, kits and reagents market are the rising R&D expenditure by the pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and increasing public funding for life science research. The World Health Organization estimates that the total aged population may rise from 605 million in 2000 (11% of the global population) to 2 billion by 2050, accounting for 22% of the global population. As this segment of the world...

2014-08-06 08:41:28

TEL AVIV, Israel, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) is implementing an innovative program designed to increase local and foreign investor awareness of high tech companies publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. "Project Analysis" which was approved by the TASE Board of Directors at its July 27th meeting, facilitates analyst coverage of TASE-listed high-tech companies, and of TASE's "Technology" and "Biomed" sectors. The initiative is...

2014-08-06 08:39:37

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Asia - Telecom Forecastshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/misc_telecoms/asia_telecom_forecasts.html As mobile growth across Asia shifts to new generation services, data usage sees massive increaseThis market report provides a series of forecasts for subscriber growth in selected markets in Asia. The report predominantly covers the fixed line, internet and mobile subscriber market segments in...

2014-08-06 08:28:45

LONDON, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning sports betting solutions provider, SBTech is pleased to announce they have signed an exclusive multi-year deal with TGP Europe Ltd. To provide a turnkey sports betting solution for the company's white label operation, including leading UK bookmaker JenningsBet. TGP Europe is owned by TGP Holdings part of the Sun City Group, the largest provider of live dealer casinos in Asia, making the deal a significant step in...

2014-08-06 04:21:22

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online voting started for the EXPO-2017 Astana exhibition mascot on 4 August 2014 in Kazakhstan. Cast your vote and see the voting results on the official website http://www.expo2017mascot.kz from 4 to 18 August. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400571-Astana-EXPO-2017 The qualifying round of the international competition for the best design of the EXPO-2017...

2014-08-06 04:20:18

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As it enters its fourth edition, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific presents the most prominent voices in the Asia cruise market to lead the conference, slated for November 20-21, 2014. This year's conference will analyze the market potential and challenges associated with the emerging Asia cruise market as well as explore the infrastructure and itinerary development opportunities. Beginning Thursday morning, November 20(th), Zinan LIU, Vice...

2014-08-05 20:21:41

Company Helps Leading Utilities in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand Deliver Smarter Energy Benefits to Customers KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant, a leading U.S.-based smart grid platform company, today announced further expansions of its smart grid projects with leading Southeast Asian utilities Tenaga Nasional Berhad ("TNB") in Malaysia, Manila Electric Company ("Meralco") in the Philippines and Provincial Electricity Authority ("PEA") in...

2014-08-05 12:28:29

LONDON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:World Asphalt Market, Freedoniahttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/world_asphalt_market_freedonia.htmlWorld demand to rise 3.6% annually through 2017World demand for primary asphalt, which is refined from crude petroleum or mined from naturally occurring sources, is projected to rise 3.6 percent yearly through 2017 from a weak 2012 base to 121 million metric tons...


Latest Asia Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584 and were later being used by the calvary of the 1600 and 1700s. During the late 1800s and early 1900s,...

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Nycticebus kayan
2014-04-16 11:34:17

Nycticebus kayan is a species of slow loris and a primate that can be found in northern and central areas of Borneo. Its range extends into East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This species prefers to reside in highland areas and it was named after a river that extends through its range known as the Kayan River. It was once classified with the Bornean slow loris, but studies conducted in 2013, focusing on physical differences, showed that it should be classified as a distinct species. Nycticebus...

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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'