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2015-04-20 12:01:25

Conservationists have found a new way to test the genes of endangered species to make sure they’re not inbreeding too much—by looking at their placentas.

dv118065
2015-04-20 11:47:20

It’s calls were first detected by US Navy hydrophones in the Pacific Ocean in 1989, and experts are unclear whether or not it’s a new species or even if it’s a male or a female. So what happened to the mysterious creature dubbed “the loneliest whale in the world?”

nigeria
2015-04-20 09:11:02

At least 18 people have died and several others have fallen ill with a mysterious illness that first started sweeping through southwestern Nigeria last week, and both local medical experts and the World Health Organization are now scrambling to try to identify the ailment.

sperm whale nautilus
2015-04-20 08:50:47

A scientific expedition carrying out research in the Gulf of Mexico last Tuesday got a very big surprise (both literally and figuratively) when their robotic submarine captured rare footage of a typically reclusive sperm whale swimming laps around its cameras.

2015-04-20 08:32:34

RDIS(TM) and iOmics(TM) integration arcs across nonclinical, clinical and genomic biomarkers for targeted therapeutic drug development and stratified patient selection FOSTER CITY,

2015-04-20 08:32:12

OMAHA, Neb., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of law enforcement K-9s put their lives on the line to protect America on a daily basis.

2015-04-20 08:31:50

Active Development Project to Offer Existing Customers Remote Software Updates SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc.

2015-04-20 08:31:32

The first integrated hepatocyte system to knock-out specific drug transporters RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Apr.

2015-04-20 08:31:20

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Incorporated today announced that the U.S.

2015-04-20 08:31:00

Label updates include addition of two thumb flexor muscles and increased maximum cumulative dose DUBLIN, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), which recently completed the


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Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...

Elingamita
2014-12-13 14:45:59

Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Wharf Roach, Ligia exotica
2014-12-10 11:29:16

The wharf roach (Ligia exotica) is a species of sea slater and crustacean that is thought to be native to the Mediterranean Sea and Western Europe, although some experts suggest it is native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It can be found in many temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, most likely due to unintentional shipping. This lives in crevices of rocks and cliffs just above the water line, as well as in jetties and the walls of harbors. The wharf roach reaches a...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

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