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2012-04-19 10:20:27

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The weekend of May 5th and May 6th 2012, Festivals of Speed will once again hold a Motorsports Gathering & Luxury Lifestyle Display at the Mission Inn Resort and Club to benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. Throughout this unique event weekend, located just 30 minutes northwest of Orlando in Howey-in-the-Hills, attendees will have a rare opportunity to appreciate automotive masterpieces of design and engineering in a setting that if...

2012-04-19 10:20:25

BOSTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From its vast landscapes to ageless vineyards, the New England region offers a taste to satisfy every palate, and starting today, travelers looking for an authentic taste of the region have a new dining option at the AIRMALL® at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). AIRMALL USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at BOS, is pleased to announce the opening of Vineyard Grille on terminal E...

2012-04-19 10:20:22

Top Military and Congressional Leaders Applaud National Guard and Reserve Children WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of the Month of the Military Child, the national nonprofit organization Our Military Kids hosted its third annual "Celebration of Our Military Kids' Star Power" event today at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. The organization recognized five Our Military Kids of the Year, and one Military Family of the Year who received the...

2012-04-19 10:20:17

In the news release, NRDC Report: Drivers To Save $68 Billion By 2030 Under 54.5 MPG Standard, issued 19-Apr-2012 by Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the seventh paragraph, first sentence, should read "The NRDC analysis also found there are 57 fuel-efficient models available in showrooms today, rising from 27 models in 2009." rather than "The NRDC analysis also found there are 47 fuel-efficient models available in...

Parents Ask Judge For Permission To Sue Apple, Judge Says Ok
2012-04-19 13:34:54

Michael Harper for Redorbit.com Apple has been dragged into yet another lawsuit this week, except this time it´s not from the tech or publishing world; the new lawsuit comes from parents. According to the parents, Apple isn´t doing enough to keep their kids from racking up hundreds of dollars with in-app purchases. At the center of the lawsuit are games available in Apple´s iTunes App Store. Many games geared towards children on the App Store can be downloaded for free....

2012-04-19 12:33:38

New research from Queen's University Belfast, published today in the journal Age and Ageing, has investigated why women are 40 per cent more likely to be admitted in to a care home than men. The study found women were often married to older partners who cannot provide care for them due to their age-related frailty. The study, entitled 'Gender differences in care home admission risk: Partner's age explains the higher risk for women', used data from the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study...

UK's Growing Problem: Child Access To Online Porn
2012-04-19 12:11:57

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com A UK parliamentary inquiry into children´s access to illicit materials online has revealed some eyebrow-raising statistics. According to a parliamentary report, 80 percent of 16-year-olds regularly access pornography online and 33 percent of ten-year-olds have seen explicit material. Members of Parliament have expressed concern that these children viewing pornography are also seeing other potentially dangerous materials as well. “Our inquiry...

2012-04-19 11:56:43

The Astrophysical Journal, a leading professional astronomy research publication, will issue a special edition of its Letters volume on April 20 with papers about observations made with NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne telescope. SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) diameter reflecting mirror that conducts astronomy research not possible with ground-based telescopes. By operating in the...

Meat-rich Diet Lead To Earlier Weaning, Helping Speed The Spread Of Humans
2012-04-19 11:35:43

Diets rich in meat helped early mother´s wean their babies at an earlier age and allowed them to have more children, behaviors that may have helped humans spread more quickly across the world and had a profound effect on human evolution, according to new research. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden, publishing their work in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, found a clear connection between eating meat and weaning at an earlier age. They discovered that all mammalian species...

2012-04-19 06:32:15

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce two significant new reports on the LED lighting Industry that highlight a market poised for rapid growth through 2016: LED Lamp General Lighting in the USA Market Forecast and Analysis The consumption of General Lighting LED lamps in the United States reached $592 million in 2011, an increase of 22% over 2010and the market is forecast reach $2.4 billion in the year 2016, according to a...


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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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2009-04-28 16:14:01

Buxus sempervirens or Boxwood is indigenous to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. This small slender evergreen tree grows from 3 - 30 feet in height with a narrow trunk reaching less than 8 inches in diameter. Yellowish green oval shaped leaves grow from just over half an inch to just under one and a quarter inches in length and less than half an inch wide. Unremarkable petaless flowers of the same yellowish green color are pollinated by insects and produce...

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2009-04-28 15:48:25

Buddleja davidii or Summer Lilac is an indigenous shrub of northwest China and Japan and is widely cultivated for use as an ornamental plant. However, in England and parts of the northwestern United States it is considered an invasive weed. Often referred to as the Butterfly Bush, it is food for several species of butterflies. It does not thrive well in harsh cold climates and will die in temperatures below 5°F. Photo Copyright and Credit

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