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2011-12-16 17:00:00

As the feather extension craze peaks this Christmas, Air Feathers finally offers it's cruelty free, no kill professional products to the public in the hopes of keeping more birds from being slaughtered. As the demand for feathers in a DIY kit increases, so does the danger to the public from unclean sources. Escondido, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 From the beginning, Air Feathers was a company that held fast to the standard that it's products were for Salon Professionals only. "With other...

2011-02-09 13:38:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The entry deadline for The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 47th Golden Quill Awards has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010, to be eligible. This year, entries to the Golden Quill Awards will be submitted using a web-based program at www.betterbnc.com. Rules and instructions for submission for the awards -- open to all news...

2011-02-05 09:11:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a week remains to enter The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 47th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania. The entry deadline for the premier journalism contest is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010, to be eligible....

2011-01-21 09:08:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is calling for submissions to its 47th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania. The entry deadline for the premier journalism contest is Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010, to be eligible. This...

2010-01-28 14:59:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only one week remains to enter The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 46th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania. The entry deadline for the premier journalism contest is Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2009, to be eligible. This year's contest...

2009-06-16 07:34:03

Why aren't birds larger? Fifteen-kilogram swans hold the current upper size record for flying birds, although the extinct Argentavis of the Miocene Epoch in Argentina is estimated to have weighed 70 kilograms, the size of an average human. In a forthcoming article in PLoS Biology, Sievert Rohwer, and his colleagues at the Burke Museum at the University of Washington, provide evidence that maximum body size in birds is constrained by the amount of time it takes to replace the flight feathers...

2009-04-07 11:43:24

Yale University biologists say they've determined the brightly colored plumage of some birds is created by nanostructures that have a sponge-like appearance. A team of Yale engineers, physicists and evolutionary biologists said most colors in nature are produced by pigments. But the bright blue feathers found in many birds, such as Bluebirds and Blue Jays, are produced by nanostructures. The researchers compared the nanostructures to examples of materials undergoing phase separation, in which...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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