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Fossil Evidence Indicates Fig Wasps Were Here Long Before Fig Trees
2013-12-06 07:57:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are puzzled by a 115-million-year-old fossilized wasp from northeast Brazil. The puzzle rests in the wasp's ovipositor, the organ through which it lays its eggs. The fossilized wasp's ovipositor looks a lot like those of present-day wasps that lay their eggs in figs. The researchers say that the problem is that figs arose around 65 million years after this wasp was alive. The wasp belongs to the Hymenoptera superfamily...

2011-12-01 19:06:40

Researchers have confirmed a unique behavior within the male population of tiny fig wasps that pollinate fig trees — they team up to help pregnant females, even if they have not mated themselves. Published online in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, the study confirms that placid male pollinator fig wasps work together to chew an escape tunnel for their females, before crawling back into the fig to die - the non-pollinating variety are too busy fighting each other to help....

2011-10-21 07:00:00

The Fruits Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Fig to its collection of crops. This section comprises 34 resources to one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Edible figs (Ficus carica, Moraceae) are the fruits of up to six meters...

NASA Sees Large Tropical Storm Banyan Stretched Over Southern Philippines
2011-10-11 18:00:38

Tropical Storm Banyan's center may still be at sea, but NASA satellite data today shows the western edge of the storm already over the southern Philippines. Banyan strengthened overnight into a tropical storm. It was born yesterday, Oct. 10, 2011 as Tropical Depression 23W. The Philippines have also given Banyan a name, and call it Ramon. At 10 a.m. EDT on Oct. 11, Banyan's (Ramon) maximum sustained winds are near 35 knots (40 mph/65 kmh), and Banyan is moving to the west-northwest near...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait. The classic expression holds true for the 2011 California fresh fig season. Late season rains caused a slight delay to the much anticipated availability of California fresh figs, but fig farmers are reporting that the main crop harvest is underway now and fresh figs grown in California will be plentiful until mid-December. (Photo:...

2011-03-17 20:36:59

Research produces recommendations for effective pruning strategies The common fig is a subtropical, deciduous fruit tree grown in most Mediterranean-type climates. Although some believe that figs may be the oldest cultivated fruit species on earth, global expansion of fig crops has been hindered by the narrow research base pertaining to production practices and the limited number of fig cultivars currently available. Recently, three black figs were established in the Mediterranean-type...

2011-02-24 16:45:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fig Food(TM) Company, LLC, the manufacturer of organic, plant-based soups, today premiered a short film about romance and soup. "The Date" reveals the love of two friends that develops organically over a bowl of soup. Written and directed by Academy Award Nominee Luke Matheny, the film is the first in a series which will tell entertaining stories while reminding consumers about the role healthy eating and yummy soups can play in their lives. "The...


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2009-04-07 18:13:37

The Double-eyed Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma), also known as the Blue-faced Fig Parrot, Red-faced Fig Parrot, Dwarf Fig Parrot, and the Two-eyed Fig Parrot, is a species of bird found in the forests of New Guinea and nearby islands. It is also found in isolated regions along the tropical Australian coast, east of the Great Dividing Range. There are eight recognized subspecies of the Double-eyed Fig Parrot. The first five are restricted to New Guinea, the other three are restricted to...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.