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The Gulf oil spill of 2010 is still being studied, and a recent study helped to determine the impacts of the DWH on marine organisms - both short-term and longer-term.
The discovery of a genetic mutation that can cause pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitudes could shed new light on lung diseases affecting humans.
All the way from the South Pole, new research results from the Niels Bohr Institute have opened the world’s eyes about neutrinos—a type of particle that passes through everything in our universe—by calculating the physical properties of these exotic yet forgotten particles.
Environmentally aware university praised for commitment, proactive approach DeLand, Fla.
Curiosity is doing all of us down here on Earth proud as he completed a total drive of 10 km on his way to analyze the Washboard unit.
The last surviving male of his species, Sudan the northern white rhino now has around the clock armed guards protecting him from poachers.
In Star Wars, the Death Star is a massive spaceship capable of destroying a planet with just one shot of its laser, but a recently-discovered white dwarf star may have ripped apart a planet at its core by coming too close to it, making it a real-life Death Star.
As space debris becomes an increasing issue, scientists think they have found away to laser it out of harm's way for the astronauts.
The W100 is a powerful solar work light that was originally designed for artisan fishing communities to replace the traditional kerosene lanterns fishermen use to attract fish.
Greenopia, the nation’s largest green directory, has recently launched its new website at http://www.greenopia.com, and wants to rate your
Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...
Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...
Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...
The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...
The Hawaiian Rail (Porzana sandwichensis), known also as the Hawaiian Crake or the Hawaiian Spotted Rail, was a rather enigmatic species of minuscule rail that resided on Big Island of Hawaii, but is currently extinct. A dark form and a lighter form are known. There is considerable confusion by the existence of two distinct forms. While it can’t be completely excluded that early specimens were collected on another island, only O’ahu and Kaua’I seem plausible given the history of...
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.