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Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new spring that is soft when pulled gently and stiff when pulled strongly – all from studying a cucumber.
Two are dead and 141 others have fallen ill as a result of a salmonella outbreak that has spread across 20 US states, according to state and federal health officials.
Known primarily as a staple of American summer picnics for decades, Watermelon has become a traditional, summertime snack to refresh people across the globe.
Recent experiment shows custom-developed LED Grow Lights for cucumbers producing record yields in record times, using less electricity than ever before. Santa
The widely used farm practice of grafting watermelon and other melon plants onto squash or pumpkin rootstocks results in larger amounts of certain pesticides in the melon fruit, scientists are reporting in a new study.
With fall on the horizon pumpkins are beginning to appear in local grocery stores. Pumpkins are festive, colorful and packed with nutrients.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, AUGUST 13: WATERMELON FESTIVAL Profile America -- Saturday, August 13th.
Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...
Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and offshore reefs. This species can reach an average length of twenty inches. It dorsal skin is brown...
Symbol: CILAL Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48 I VI I Synonyms: CICI2 Citrullus citrullus (L.) Karst. CICOL2 Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai watermelon CIVU3 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. COCI2 Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze CUCI Cucubertia citrullus L. ...
Symbol: CILAC Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48 I PR I Synonyms: CIVUC2 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, NV Classification: Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision ...
Symbol: CILAC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Classification: Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass Dilleniidae Order Violales Family Cucurbitaceae...
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