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Cuiosity Rover Eyes Bonanza King
2014-08-17 08:44:42

Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has chosen a rock that looks like a pale paving stone as the mission's fourth drilling target, if it passes engineers' evaluation. They call it "Bonanza King." It is not at the "Pahrump Hills" site the team anticipated the rover might reach by mid-August. Unexpected challenges while driving in sand prompted the mission to reverse course last week after entering a valley where ripples of sand fill...

lionfish terminators
2014-08-17 02:05:19

Kurt Ingeman, Oregon State University New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the “terminator” of movie fame. The finding of behavior that was called “alarming” was presented August 14 by Kurt Ingeman, a researcher from Oregon State University, at the annual meeting of...

pale grass blue butterfly
2014-08-17 02:00:10

American Genetic Association, Journal of Heredity Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals Following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown, biological samples were obtained only after extensive delays, limiting the information that could be gained about the impacts of that historic disaster. Determined not to repeat the shortcomings of the Chernobyl studies, scientists began gathering biological information only a few months after the...

Giant South American river turtle adult
2014-08-17 05:48:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Giant South American River Turtles are capable of producing a variety of vocalizations in different behavioral situations, including while they are caring for their young, a team of US and Brazilian scientists report in a recent edition of the journal Herpetologica. The researchers have been studying the communication and social behavior of these creatures, which are known for their longevity and their protective shells, and have...

2014-08-16 23:00:42

Crop Protection Crop protection chemicals are the most dominating segment of this market in terms of market share as well as product innovations. Crop protection chemicals are further classified as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bio-pesticides, and adjuvants. (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 The report, "Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Types (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Bio-pesticides and Adjuvants), by Crop Types, by Geography: Global Trends and Forecast to 2018,"...

tree height and climate
2014-08-16 06:52:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trees species range in size from the Dwarf Willow at 2.5 inches to the coastal Redwood which averages 50 feet, but can top out at over 300 feet. As the coastal Redwood shows, even within one tree species, there can be a wide range of sizes. What limits the height, even within a single species? Different theories attribute this range to the amount of photosynthetic energy allocated to new leaf production, and the ability to hoist water...

2014-08-15 23:06:16

The Lean Hybrid Muscle system review that was updated by Vkool.com exposes Elliott Husle’s simple muscle building workout program. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 According to the Lean Hybrid Muscle system review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a new revolutionary program that helps people build muscle mass within a short period of time. The system covers simple yet efficient workouts for losing weight and building muscle mass. In this program, people will learn: How to...

2014-08-15 23:05:28

A U.S.-China Goal to be proposed by The Millennium Project’s CEO at the 35th Anniversary of renewed U.S. and China diplomatic relations, at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, California (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 U.S. and China are the world’s greatest emitters of greenhouse gases and have the world’s largest economies. “As a result, the U.S. and China have the moral responsibility and the means to turn around the growth in CO2 parts per million from 400 today to 350 ppm in...

2014-08-15 23:02:49

Ecuadorian image bank Ecuastock.com seeks crowdfunding to promote its efforts to save South American animal species. Amazonia, ECUADOR (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Ecuador is home to thousands of animal species living in the jungle, mountains, coastal regions, and the Galápagos Islands, but many of these animal species are in danger of extinction. Ecuastock.com is a company hoping to raise awareness of the plight of these animals by selling professional photographs and using the proceeds...

2014-08-15 23:00:32

Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, presented by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), will take place over September 9 and 10 in Atlantic City, NJ. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 With less than a month to go, the first Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, a new regional event highlighting the strong solar industry in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, is gaining momentum. Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, presented by Solar Energy Industries...


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Palawan Horned Frog, Megophrys ligayae
2014-08-21 11:52:00

The Palawan horned frog is native to the Philippines where the habitat is tropical or subtropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, moist shrub land, and rivers. Habitat loss is a contributing factor in the reduction of the population of this species. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN list. The color of this species is a light brown or grey with two ridges running down the back and a dark triangular patch behind the dark brown eyes. It has a large and wide head with a pointed snout....

Long-Nosed Horned Frog, Megophrys nasuta
2014-08-21 11:45:09

The long-nosed horned frog is also known as the Malayan horned frog or the Malayan leaf frog. The habitat of this species is in rain forest areas, where it is cool and damp, ranging from southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. The body length of the long-nosed horned frog is around four inches. It is light to dark brown in color with camouflaged markings to blend in with the forest floor. The throat is dark in color spreading to a cream color halfway on the...

Mindanao Horned Frog, Megophrys stejnegeri
2014-08-21 10:47:27

The Mindanao horned frog, also known as the Southeast Asian horned toad, is native to the Philippines and found only on the island of Mindanao. The habitat of this frog is tropical and subtropical moist forests, near ponds and rivers. The Mindanao horned frog can be found in elevations up to 1.5 miles as long as it has an ample water supply for breeding. The Mindanao horned frog has a large head and mouth in comparison to the body. It also has pointed horn-like humps sticking out above the...

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

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Word of the Day
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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