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2 New Bee Species Are Mysterious Pieces In The Panama Puzzle
2011-10-19 03:49:50

Smithsonian scientists have discovered two new, closely related bee species: one from Coiba Island in Panama and another from northern Colombia. Both descended from of a group of stingless bees that originated in the Amazon and moved into Central America, the ancestors of Mayan honeybees. The presence of one of these new species on Coiba and Rancheria Islands, and its absence from the nearby mainland, is a mystery that will ultimately shed light on Panama's history and abundant biodiversity....

2009-12-15 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In author Yaron Glazer's debut novel, Islands of Shadow, Islands of Light (ISBN 1439249431, 316 pages), secrets buried in Noriega's Panama are unearthed in the rush to prosperity, and powerful forces will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming to light. The story follows Jessica Talbot, a woman with a violent past of her own who returns to Panama City after years of absence to investigate the brutal quelling of a prison riot. Her search will...

2009-11-16 07:15:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui is so wild and unspoiled it draws the most adventurous souls to its lush wilderness. Destinations such as Coiba National Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Parque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriqui have coaxed trailblazing nature-lovers and water-sport enthusiasts to the area for years, where they find "dozens of uninhabited islands surrounded by healthy coral formations and excellent conditions for surfing, diving, and...

2007-03-08 12:05:00

Smithsonian scientists have discovered a biodiversity bounty in the Eastern Pacific -- approximately 50 percent of the organisms found in some groups are new to science. The research team spent 11 days in the Eastern Pacific, a unique, understudied region off the coast of Panama. Coordinated by Rachel Collin of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, a team of Smithsonian scientists and international collaborators with expertise in snails, crabs, shrimp, worms, jellies and sea cucumbers...

2005-07-15 09:09:19

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The world's oldest and largest meteorite crater, part of Japan's northernmost island and two Norwegian fjords are among seven sites added to the U.N. World Heritage list this week. The United Nations Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage committee, meeting in South Africa's port city of Durban, also extended two existing sites at India's Valley of Flowers National Park and Scotland's remote St Kilda...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.