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2014-11-14 08:28:51

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) announced today that Dr.

2014-11-14 08:28:37

-GBSI Calls for Research Community to Make a Major Commitment to Adopt Standards to Accelerate Discovery of Life-Saving Therapies through Improved Translation of Biomedical Research- WASHINGTON,

2014-11-14 08:24:33

Lincoln Institute Announces Conservation Catalysts: The Academy as Nature's Agent CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov.

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2014-11-14 05:43:44

Disease-spreading female mosquitoes weren’t always reliant upon human blood in order to nourish their eggs – a genetic tweak caused them to be more sensitive to the smell of people.

2014-11-13 23:13:12

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications now offers an easy, affordable way to get rid of birds in open and semi-open spaces.

2014-11-13 23:08:34

This report segments the global Single Use Bioreactor Market by molecule type, type of cell, technology, end user, and region.

2014-11-13 23:04:56

The Science Museum of Virginia invites the community to a special presentation of its free Lunch Break Science program on Wednesday, November 19 at noon. Richmond,

2014-11-13 23:03:39

Uniting satellite imagery with nature photography, conservation stories, and quotes from some of today’s leading park executives and conservationists, the book illuminates the contributions


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Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

Rya
2014-11-03 13:06:59

The Rya, also known as the Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep or the Ryafår, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Sweden and is the descendant of Swedish and Norwegian landrace sheep breeds. At the beginning of the twentieth century, this breed was rare, but there were populations of long wool sheep that were used to produce similar wool after selective breeding was conducted, which restored the population of the Rya breed. By 2000 the population had grown to two thousand and the breed can...

Romanov
2014-11-03 11:26:46

The Romanov is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Upper Volga region of Russia. This breed was named after the town of Romanov-Borisoglebsk and was first brought to other countries during the eighteenth century when they were imported into Germany and France. It was not until 1980 that the breed was brought to North America, first to Canada and then to the United States. The Romanov is a Northern European short-tailed sheep breed that varies in weight depending upon the...

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.