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Study Of Dust Mites Show That Reverse Evolution Is Genetically Possible
2013-03-09 10:01:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By studying dust mites, two University of Michigan biologists claim to have found evidence that contracts Dollo´s law — a long standing scientific belief claiming evolution is irreversible. According to Pavel Klimov and Barry O´Connor of the Ann Arbor-based university´s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the free-living dust mites that typically inhabit our homes evolved from parasites. Those...

2013-03-04 23:02:09

COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, is offering tips for dealing with cold weather allergies. Many of COIT´s customers express surprise when they experience allergy symptoms before spring arrives, but according to the company certain allergies can be aggravated by the long months spent indoors. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 If someone has been coughing, sneezing, or experiencing watery or itchy...

California Precipitation Impacted By Saharan Dust
2013-03-02 06:16:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have demonstrated for the first time that dust and other aerosols from one part of the world can influence rainfall in regions thousands of miles away. The study is part of the CalWater field campaign — an initiative funded by the California Energy Commission and designed to help states in the...

Space Dust Likely Culprit Behind Fallen Satellites
2013-02-27 12:00:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an aeronautics and astronautics professor at Stanford University, "space dust" is the likely culprit behind why satellites fail. Satellites are threatened by both asteroids and "space junk," which are particles of man-made debris that orbit Earth. However, the threat from these impacts is actually relatively low, and most satellites that have died in space were knocked out by something entirely different. Space dust,...

2013-02-22 23:03:16

Dust-Off®, the leading brand of consumer electronic cleaning products, is pleased to share a number of uses for their versatile Dusters beyond cleaning electronics. Branchburg, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Dust-Off®, the leading brand of consumer electronic cleaning products, is pleased to share a number of uses for their versatile dusters beyond cleaning electronics. For years Dust-Off´s cleaning dusters have been a staple for the care and maintenance of computers and other...

Astronomers Need Your Help Looking For Space Anomalies
2012-12-19 13:55:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers are reaching out to the public and asking for a little help in a study to find holes in dust clouds that are threaded throughout our galaxy. By looking at images from the Herschel Space Observatory, combined with those from NASA´s Spitzer satellite, members of the public can join the scientists by helping to distinguish between dense clumps of cold dust and possible holes in these dusty clouds. Dust clouds do...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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