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2012-03-09 08:00:00

Providing an opportunity to make a wish really count, Aura Cacia, along with the Frontier family of branded products, is handing out 5,000 wooden coins valued at $1 each at Natural Products Expo in Anaheim. At the end of the trade show, Aura Cacia´s parent company, Frontier Natural Products Co-op, will make a donation in the amount of dollar tokens collected to help continue supporting the school being built. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Providing an opportunity to make a wish...

Ozone Suite On Suomi NPP Continues More Than 30 Years Of Ozone Data
2012-02-24 04:33:51

A new satellite instrument suite is now sending back detailed information about the health of the Earth's ozone layer, the shield that protects the world´s population from harmful levels of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The Ozone Mapper and Profiler Suite, or OMPS, is one of five new instruments flying aboard NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite (NPP), which was launched on Oct. 28, 2011. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National...

Female Migraine Sufferers Also At Increased Risk Of Depression
2012-02-23 10:29:07

A new study reported on this week suggests that women who currently suffer or have suffered migraines in the past are at an increased risk for developing depression compared to women who have never had migraine, reports Matt McMillen for Health.com. For the study, to be released in April at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, researchers classified 36,154 women without depression and had provided information about migraine. Women were classified as...

2012-02-23 06:21:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research suggests that women with any history of migraine are about 40 percent more likely to develop depression than women without a history of migraine. For the study, researchers classified 36,154 women without depression who were enrolled in the Women's Health Study and had provided information about migraine. Women were classified as either having active migraine with aura, active migraine without aura, past history of migraine (but not within the last...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

“National Moment of Chill” Set for “Sigh” Noon on One of 2012´s Most Stressful Days Urbana, Iowa (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 With Monday, Jan. 23 considered among the most stressful days of the year, Aura Cacia — a national source for natural and organic essential oils — is calling on Americans to take a moment for themselves when times are most stressful through its “National Moment of Chill” initiative. In pursuit of a moment of sanity,...

Astrium Selected To Build Sentinel-5 Precursor Satellite
2011-12-09 04:07:53

Furthering Europe´s capacity to monitor atmospheric pollution, ESA has awarded a contract worth 45.5 million to Astrium UK to act as prime contractor for the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite system. Scheduled to be launched in 2015, Sentinel-5 Precursor (Sentinel-5P) will be the first satellite dedicated to monitoring atmospheric chemistry for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program. Astrium UK is now responsible for the delivery and integration of the...

Successful Launch For NASA's NPP Satellite
2011-10-28 06:00:15

[ Watch the Video ] After a five-year delay, NASA´s NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning at about 2:48 a.m. local time (5:48 EDT) aboard a Delta II rocket. The NPP satellite will be lifted by the rocket to its 512-mile-high orbit above Earth where it should separate from the second stage rocket at about 6:45 a.m. (PDT). The $1.5 billion NPP weather and climate satellite represents a critical first step...

Image 1 - Ozone Depletion A Bigger Deal Down Under
2011-10-21 07:20:11

The Earth's thinning ozone layer is synonymous with a singing and dancing seagull named Sid -- at least it is in New Zealand and Australia. "This time of year there is a huge push to 'Slip, Slop, Slap,´" says Hamish Talbot, a native New Zealander. These publicly funded commercials implore people to "slip" on a t-shirt, "slop" on some sunscreen and "slap" on a hat. All this protection is necessary because New Zealand's location in the Southern Hemisphere puts it very close to the...

New Data Shows Antarctic Ozone Hole Still Remains
2011-10-20 13:06:41

[ Watch the Video ] The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12. It stretched to 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest ozone hole on record. Above the South Pole, the ozone hole reached its deepest point of the season on Oct. 9, tying this year for the 10th lowest in this 26-year record. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) use balloon-borne instruments, ground-based instruments...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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