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2015-03-23 20:21:12

LONDON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar PV Balance of System - Global Market Size, Technology Review, Cost Analysis, and Key Country Analysis to 2020Summary"Solar

2015-03-23 20:20:37

Weiss Toyota helps drivers in St. Louis save money at the pump ST. LOUIS, Mar. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Area drivers in St.

2015-03-23 16:33:55

"Clean" Fuels Program Boosts In-State Refiners, but Will Hurt Consumers at the Pump ARLINGTON, Va., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations

2015-03-23 16:25:14

HOUSTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that it has published the March Fleet Status Report ("the Report").

2015-03-23 16:24:59

NORMAN, Okla., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimarron Energy announced today it is expanding its field service to oil and gas operators with the addition of a service function for enclosed

2015-03-23 16:24:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites land developers, local governments, environmental consultants, and the general public

2015-03-23 16:23:56

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences

neanderthals volcano
2015-03-23 16:09:46

Scientists have been debating for a long time the significance of the eruption of the Italian volcano Companian Ignimbrite 40,000 years ago in the ultimate extinction of Neanderthals, with some arguing that perhaps it didn’t contribute to the Neanderthals’ demise at all.


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Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

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
2014-12-13 14:49:47

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
2014-12-13 14:45:59

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...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

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...

Hawaiian Rail, Porzana sandwichensis
2014-12-09 12:12:23

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...

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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
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  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.