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Polynesian Chickens May Have Flown The Coop, But They Didn't Make It To South America: Study
2014-03-19 11:07:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is commonly agreed in the scientific community that Polynesians expanded their culture throughout the South Pacific some 3,000 years ago and later arrived in places like Tahiti and Hawaii. But did the Polynesians make it all the way to South America? And if they did, did they beat Columbus? New evidence paints a pretty clear picture that Polynesians were in fact not the first to arrive in South America, and maybe never made the...

Massive Easter Island Statues Were Walked Into Place Not Rolled
2012-10-26 10:49:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For centuries, magnificent stone structures, known as Moai, have stood at attention, seemingly guarding one of the world´s most remote islands--Polynesia´s Easter Island--from the unknown. But why these statues are here has not been as much of an enigma, as to how they got here. That conundrum, which has been steeped in mystery, may have finally been answered, thanks to the efforts of a team of US anthropologists and...

Easter Island Drug Could Boost Cognitive Function
2012-07-01 10:13:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rapamycin, an immunosuppressant typically used to prevent rejection in organ transplants, could help prevent diminishing cognitive skills, including memory retention, associated with aging or Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered. In a June 29 press release, the researchers said that they added the drug, which was first discovered in an Easter Island soil...

New Theories About Easter Island Statues, Deforestation Presented
2012-06-22 05:35:12

Experts from a pair of American universities have put forth new theories as to how Rapa Nui's legendary stone statues were put into place, as well has what may have caused the downfall of the lush forests once found on the isolated South American location also known as Easter Island. According to Foxnews.com and Huffington Post reports, anthropologist Carl P. Lipo of Cal State Long Beach and archaeologist Terry Hunt of the University of Hawaii have demonstrated their theory that the famous...

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2010-05-12 09:55:00

Archaeologists have disproved the fifty-year-old theory underpinning our understanding of how the famous stone statues were moved around Easter Island. Fieldwork led by researchers at University College London and The University of Manchester, has shown the remote Pacific island's ancient road system was primarily ceremonial and not solely built for transportation of the figures. A complex network of roads up to 800-years-old crisscross the Island between the hat and statue quarries and the...

2010-04-27 02:59:00

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine the luxury of worldwide travel being virtually real for everyone. It's true at http://Arounder.com, an online travel magazine, offering lifestyle, cultural, historic and economic information on cities and destinations spanning our universe. Providing "world-class" content and the "best of" quality, http://www.arounder.com went mobile by launching ArounderTouch -- a free iPhone app -- in Italy on December 3, 2009. Now the...

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2009-09-08 06:20:00

British archaeologists announced on Monday that they think they have deciphered the mystery of the red hats on the huge stone statues on Easter Island. The researchers feel that the answer to the mystery is connected to their find of a road on the island in the Pacific. The hats were constructed in a quarry concealed in the crater of an old volcano, and then transported on tree logs to the statues, wrote the team from the University of Manchester and University College London. The...


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2007-04-04 15:20:43

The Longfin African conger, Conger cinereus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Easter islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island, at depths down to 262.46 ft (80 m). Length is up to 4.27 ft (1.3 m). The Longfin African conger has flanges on the upper and lower lips which are well developed, and two rows of teeth in each jaw, those of...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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