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2015-03-25 16:25:40

NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The wildlife conservation organization, Tusk USA, whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, announced plans for it's

2015-03-25 16:21:31

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of

2015-03-25 16:21:20

GREENBELT, Md., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study based in part on NASA satellite data has shown that an increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is behind increased

heat-beater beans
2015-03-25 15:01:38

They are sometimes known as the "meat of the poor". Beans, in their many forms, provide affordable protein and are vital for the food security for more than 400 million people in the developing world. Highly nutritious, rich in protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, iron, and other micronutrients, bean crops are a staple in many countries.

jupiter auroras
2015-03-25 14:01:35

On Earth, bursts of particles spewed by the Sun spark shimmering auroras, like the Northern Lights, that briefly dance at our planet's poles. But, on Jupiter, there's an auroral glow all the time, and new observations show that this Jovian display sometimes flares up because of a process having nothing to do with the Sun.

2015-03-25 12:33:10

PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelescope Solutions (www.intelescope.com) is a forest analytics

2015-03-25 12:25:52

Whole Foods Expert David Sandoval Expands First Edition to Help Readers Maximize Health Through Superfoods LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellness expert David Sandoval's

2015-03-25 12:23:37

LUSBY, Md., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest energy companies, today celebrated with its international business partners and Maryland community

2015-03-25 12:23:14

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association released the following statement on a new White House plan to reduce energy use at federal buildings by 2.5


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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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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.