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Study Finds Standard Of Care Not A Significant Improvement For Traumatic Brain Injury
2012-12-13 12:12:43

University of Washington Costly intracranial pressure monitoring re-examined by researchers in US and Latin America For patients with a traumatic brain injury, the default standard of care has just been turned on its head by a group of researchers at the University of Washington working with colleagues at six hospitals in Bolivia and Ecuador. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Dec. 12, the researchers found that intracranial pressure monitoring — the...

Assange To Obama: End The Witch Hunt
2012-08-20 05:43:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used his first public appearance in months to chide President Obama and the United States Government for their “Witch Hunt” against “whistle blowers”. Assange appeared on Sunday for the first time since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London two months ago. Earlier this week, Assange was granted diplomatic asylum by Ecuador, though only on Ecuadorian soil. As...

Ecuador Grants Wikileaks Founder Assange Political Asylum
2012-08-16 12:37:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has just been granted political asylum by the country of Ecuador, according to an announcement by the country. Assange has been in hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two months as he awaited this decision. “The government of Ecuador, faithful to its tradition of protecting those who seek refuge in its territory or in its diplomatic missions, has decided to grant diplomatic...


Latest Ecuador Reference Libraries

Spectacled Bear, Tremarctos ornatus
2013-05-17 11:07:19

The spectacled bear or the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) is native to South America. This bear is locally known as jukumari, ukuko, or ucumari and is the only remaining species of short-faced bear existing today, making it the sole member of the sub-family Tremarctinae. The range of the spectacled bear includes western Venezuela, eastern Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, northwestern Argentina, and western Bolivia. It is only found in the Andes Mountains, but it is thought to be an...

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, as well. It is known as a vagrant as far from its...

Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis
2012-04-02 17:47:01

The Crested Eagle, (Morphnus guianensis), is a species of bird of prey found from Guatemala through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia to north Argentina. In Brazil, this species has suffered greatly due to habitat destruction and is mostly found only in the Amazon basin in that region. In Ecuador it is mainly found in the Eastern Andean mountains. It is the only member of its...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'