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Researchers Complete Mollusk Evolutionary Tree
2011-10-27 04:47:06

Mollusks have been around for so long (at least 500 million years), are so prevalent on land and in water (from backyard gardens to the deep ocean), and are so valuable to people (clam chowder, oysters on the half shell) that one might assume scientists had learned everything about them. “Here´s this big, diverse group of animals, and we don´t know how they were related to each other,” said Casey Dunn, an evolutionary biologist at Brown University who specializes in...

2011-07-01 06:30:00

CONCORD, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is full of suction dredge gold miners celebrating a line-item veto that Governor Brown made in the final State Budget today. "This is the vindication we've been waiting for," says owner Mike Dunn. Suction dredge mining in California has been under a temporary moratorium since 2009, when the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) began conducting an...

2011-04-19 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Brands Inc., the leading direct-to-consumer club network for books, DVDs and recorded music, and the parent company of book clubs such as Book-of-the-Month Club, Doubleday Book Club and Mystery Guild, is pleased to announce a new partnership with #1 New York Times Best Selling Author James Patterson. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/NY84393) Members who enroll now in the James Patterson Library will receive the newest...

2010-12-13 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published University of Nevada study indicates that both breast milk and infant formula should be protected from the air to reduce the impact of oxidation on essential nutrients, including vitamins A and E. An earlier phase of the study showed similar impacts on Vitamin C. The study, "Decreasing retinol and [alpha]-tocopherol concentrations in human milk and infant formula using varied bottle systems," has been published in the...

2010-05-18 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ali Brown, leading entrepreneur and founder of multimillion dollar media company Ali International, will embark on a coast-to-coast tour of the U.S. this June, gathering women in three cities to kick off her tour - Los Angeles on June 14, Houston on June 16, and Boston on June 18 - for one-day networking events designed to help women entrepreneurs help each other to succeed in business. "For too long, women have held each other back by competing...

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2009-11-25 15:24:05

Earth scientists at Brown University have found strong evidence that the geological processes that lead to the formation of oceanic crust are not as uniformly passive as believed. The team found centers of dynamic upwelling in the shallow mantle beneath spreading centers on the seafloor. Findings are published in this week's Nature. Imagine the Earth's crust as the planet's skin: Some areas are old and wrinkled while others have a fresher, more youthful sheen, as if they had been regularly...

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2009-06-18 05:55:00

Brown bears frequenting the nearby grounds of the Sinaia mountain resort in Romania have been luring tourists far and wide, forcing authorities to instigate a relocation operation due to the imposing danger, the Associated Free Press reported Wednesday.  Mayor Vlad Oprea said several of the 25 targeted bears for relocation have already been caught and carried to the forests in the Arges region, 60 miles west of Sinaia.  Overnight at the region's primary tourist attraction, the...

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2009-03-13 11:05:10

The co-manager of Chris Brown says the U.S. singer is not looking for new representation, contrary to media reports. Brown, 19, is scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles next month on felony assault charges, stemming from an alleged incident involving his girlfriend, 21-year-old recording artist Rihanna. Reports that Chris is looking to replace his team, including Mark Geragos, Tina Davis and Mike Sitrick, are false, Brown's co-manager, Joyce Hawkins, said in a statement. There are only two...

2009-01-27 05:00:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WWAOW.com (Worldwide Association of Writers) - the self-publishing service of Peleman Industries, manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind product line - is proud to announce the recently released book A Better You, Inspirations for Life's Journey written by 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner, Veronica Campbell-Brown. Campbell-Brown will be signing books at a reception to be held at the Consulate General of Jamaica, located at 767 Third Avenue on the...


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Brown Swiss Cattle
2014-07-12 12:06:09

The Brown Swiss is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in the Swiss Alps. In 1949, it was claimed the cattle of the European Alps were improved by Pinzgauer blood. This was assumed by the cattle’s color and history, but has been disproved since. The Brown Swiss is completely different from the original cattle bred in Switzerland in the late 1600s. The breed was imported to the United States by Henry M. Clark in 1869. A total of 25 bulls and 140 cows were imported at that time. The...

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2008-07-14 17:05:35

The Brown-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthorrhous), is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2006-12-12 14:00:13

The Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Bradypus variegatus, is a species of sloth from Central and South America. It is the most widespread and common species of the group. It is found in many different kinds of environments, including evergreen and dry forests. Also, in highly unsettled natural areas. It is a solitary, nocturnal and daily animal, feeding on leaves of many species of trees. The female of the species is known to emit a loud shrill, during the mating season to attract...

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2006-11-06 13:02:43

The Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, is a small bird of the Icteridae family. They are residents to open and semi-open country across most of North America. They are permanent residents in the southern parts of their range. Northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico. At one time, the Brown-headed Cowbird followed the bison herds across the prairies. Their numbers expanded with the clearing of forested areas and the introduction of new grazing animals by settlers...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Brown Dwarf -- Brown dwarfs are a special type of low-mass star (approximately 13-70 Jupiter masses) that do not have nuclear fusion occurring in their cores during their time on the main sequence. Early in their development most brown dwarf stars do have lithium fusion in their cores, and a lack of lithium is a test for low-mass objects that are suspected of being brown dwarfs. Many brown dwarfs continue to glow in the red and infrared after their lithium is exhausted. This glow is...

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Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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