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2011-06-20 02:00:00

WEEHAWKEN, N.J., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Minmetals Inc. announced the promotion of David Grimaldi as Head of the Real Estate Investment Group in the United States. In this newly created role, Mr. Grimaldi will manage the firm's existing portfolio while overseeing the strategic expansion initiatives of the company's real estate investments across the United States. Mr. Grimaldi joined Minmetals in late 2009 to act as Asset Manager of the firm's hotel holdings. Prior to joining...

2010-10-30 13:10:00

Celebrating hauntingly photogenic natural history from the American Museum of Natural HistoryDracula orchids tempt flies by masquerading as mushrooms. Goblin spiders lurk unseen in the world's leaf litter. The natural world is often just as haunting as the macabre costumes worn on city streets, as highlighted by two studies published this year by curators in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, David Grimaldi and Norman Platnick.DRACULA...

2010-10-26 05:20:00

Researchers have discovered more than 700 new species of prehistoric insects in a 50-million-year-old amber deposit in India. The 330 lb. deposit, dubbed Cambay amber, was unearthed in lignite mines in the Cambay Shale on the coast of India's Gujarat province.  It is the oldest evidence of a tropical broadleaf rainforest in Asia, said the international team of researchers from Germany, India and the United States. The bees, termites, spiders, and flies entombed in the newly excavated...

2006-06-22 11:30:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tiny piece of spider web, frozen in a drip of tree sap 110 million years ago, shows spiders that wove perfect orb webs evolved much earlier than had been believed, scientists reported on Thursday. A second study looking at spider genetics suggests that web-weaving arachnids evolved as long as 136 million years ago, in the Cretaceous period, when dinosaurs roamed and mammals were small, scurrying things. Both studies,...

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2014-04-25 09:31:15

Parastylotermes is a genus that holds five extinct species of termite that resided in Europe, India, and North America. The genus was first described by Thomas E. Snyder and Alfred E. Emerson in 1949. The first species to be described, P. robustus, was described by Baron Kurt von Rosen in 1913, but he was unsure about which genus to classify the species in. This species, which is known from three imagos and four separate wings, was placed into its current genus in 1949. The classification of...

2014-04-22 10:22:20

Prostylotermes is a genus that holds one species of extinct termite known as Prostylotermes kamboja. The genus and its single species are known from one male, the paratype used to help confirm the description of the species, and one female, the holotype, found encased in amber in India. Both individuals were found in the same piece of amber, which is kept in the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India. The fossils were first studied and described by Michael S. Engel and David...

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