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2013-06-13 10:00:50

Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Genetic material in mud from the bottom of the ocean – called the deep biosphere –revealed an ecosystem of active bacteria, fungi and other microscopic organisms at depths deeper than a skyscraper is high. The findings were published in Nature on June 12. “This...

Insights Into Unusual Dwarf Star Provided By Kepler
2013-06-04 08:36:46

University of Delaware Astronomer John Gizis of the University of Delaware, working with data obtained by the Kepler mission, is studying a highly unusual dwarf star and its powerful flares that may hold clues to the likelihood of life on other planets as well as to the behavior of our Sun. Known as an L dwarf, this coolest type of star is about 53 light-years from Earth. Gizis, who discovered it two years ago using a ground-based  telescope, has now conducted additional research...


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Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

Modern game fowl
2014-07-02 09:12:05

The modern game fowl is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This breed was developed by crossing Malays with Old English game, and although it was bred to look like a fighting chicken, it was never intended to be used as one, especially after cockfighting became illegal in its native country of England. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in 1874. The modern game fowl varies in...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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