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2015-03-15 09:53:26

Should NASA ditch its Earthly missions and only focus on space exploration?

2015-03-13 12:21:16

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth's oceans and atmosphere and advance

2015-03-13 04:22:09

Chee Keong Yap brings strong finance and Asia-Pacific power experience SINGAPORE and PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE:

2015-03-12 23:01:11

Texas non-profit aims to reach an additional 200,000 Liberians in 2015 as part of its goal to bring disease-free water and the Gospel border to border by 2020. Sulphur

2015-03-12 20:26:42

Long-term financing secured for ViaSat-2 next-generation high-capacity satellite CARLSBAD, Calif., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Technologies Limited, an affiliate of ViaSat,

2015-03-11 23:10:40

PLACES TO EXPLORE, the official digest size publication of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, published by Media Marketing, Inc., has won for the 10th consecutive year, Best Visitors Publication

2015-03-11 23:06:59

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio host Sharon Kleyne will discuss the California drought on upcoming radio show. Grants

2015-03-11 23:01:38

What’s Hot In Aruba: Concierge Realty Treats Travelers To Island’s Top Spots for 2015 Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 If you’re looking

2015-03-11 08:36:15

JUPITER System to be Showcased at Satellite 2015 Show, Including New Gateway Optimized for Conventional Satellite Systems GERMANTOWN, Md., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With an expanding presence


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

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Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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