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2010-08-06 17:06:37

Research suggests coping with global warming has a genetic component With global warming and climate change making headlines nearly every day, it could be reassuring to know that some creatures might cope by gradually moving to new areas as their current ones become less hospitable. Nevertheless, natural relocation of species is not something that can be taken for granted, according to Jessica Hellmann, Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame Department of Biological Science in...

2009-07-01 09:29:28

A U.S. study has provided insights into how climate change might impact various species' geographic ranges. The research led by University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor Jessica Hellmann looks at how species might, or might not, change their geographic range under climate change. The study's lead author, postdoctoral researcher Shannon Pelini, said scientists have hypothesized that populations near the northern boundaries of geographic ranges in the Northern Hemisphere would be pre-adapted...


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2005-08-25 11:48:50

The Skippers are a group of insects in the order Lepidoptera. They are usually counted as butterflies, but they are somewhat intermediate between the rest of the butterflies and the remaining Lepidoptera, the moths. Skippers are classified in the superfamily Hesperioidea, which includes only one family, the Hesperiidae. They differ in several important ways from the remaining butterflies, which are classified in superfamily Papilionoidea. Skippers have the antennae clubs hooked backward,...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.