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2015-05-21 12:28:04

The top "dream" destination internationally is Australia, followed by Italy and Ireland; survey also reveals more than 93% of those polled will take a leisure trip in 2015. PLYMOUTH, Minn.,

rained spiders
2015-05-21 12:11:00

We’ve all heard the phrase, "It’s raining cats and dogs." But imagine being in Australia and saying to someone, “Geez, it’s raining spiders and spiders.” Because...that was a reality on Tuesday.

2015-05-19 23:00:36

This week, Loves Data announced Jim Sterne, a leading figure in web analytics, as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Analytics Conference.

2015-05-19 20:25:05

Azure ExpressRoute deployment enables Equinix's Melbourne customers access to a more secure, flexible and reliable connection to Microsoft Azure MELBOURNE, Australia, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-05-18 23:04:31

The Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth and Maryland-based performance and accountability software provider, Results Scorecard™, recently collaborated in the design and offering

2015-05-18 12:33:17

Virtual Notebooks Deliver Security, IT Simplicity & Lower Total Cost of Ownership GAINESVILLE, Va., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NCS Technologies, Inc.

2015-05-18 08:29:24

THE WIGGLES "ROCK & ROLL PRESCHOOL" TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 2015 - TICKETS ON SALE MAY 21(ST)! TORONTO, May 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Coming off a smash hit Australian tour of

2015-05-18 00:21:38

FRENCHS FOREST, Australia and INGELHEIM, Germany, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Boehringer Ingelheim exercises option and acquires global ownership of Pharmaxis'

2015-05-14 08:28:40

Australian company Gravity-Zero supplies a diverse range of high-quality wheels and hubs.

2015-05-12 12:38:52

CHICAGO, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Telstra today announced it has extended its new global Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform into the optical layer, enabling


Latest Australia Reference Libraries

Poll Dorset
2014-10-27 11:20:12

The poll Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Australia and was developed to be purebred hornless breed. It was developed between 1937 and 1954 by introducing the poll gene into the Dorset Horn breed and back breeding until the bloodline was nearly one hundred percent Dorset Horn. This breed shares its name with the polled Dorset that was developed in the United States at the North Carolina State University in the 1950’s, but these two breeds are not the same. The poll...

Bellendena montana
2014-10-15 11:15:54

Bellendena montana is a low-growing species of shrub. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. The species may also be referred to as the Mountain Rocket. This multi-stemmed shrub only grows in high altitude subalpine and alpine regions in Australia. B. montana plants produce white flowers in the summer months and fall times produce red or yellow fruits. The species typically range in size growing between 10 to 70 inches tall and almost 40 inches in diameter. The plant produces thick,...

Telopea truncata
2014-10-14 11:32:45

Telopea truncata is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Tasmanian waratah. T. truncata belongs to the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found growing naturally only in Tasmania in Australia. The T. truncata species will typically grow to approximately 10 feet tall. The mulit-stemmed plant occasionally grows as a single stemmed plant, in which case it may grow as tall as 25 feet tall. The shrub blooms between November and February. The flower...

Banksia integrifolia
2014-10-09 11:32:47

Banksia integrifolia is commonly referred to as Coast Banksia. It is a species of tree that grows along the coast of eastern Australia. B. integrifolia is an extremely variable species. It is most often observed as a tree of up to 80 feet in height but in sheltered and undisturbed locations it can reach up to 110 feet. In areas of higher exposure it may grow as a smaller gnarled tree measuring no more than 15 feet. Interestingly, in areas of extreme exposure, such as on exposed coastal...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to brown bark and shiny, green leaves. The plant’s leaves typically measure 7.2 inches long. Between...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).