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2011-02-23 22:29:49

In a recent issue of the scientific journal Zootaxa, researchers from Madagascar and the United States described a new species of forest-dwelling rail.  The new bird was named Mentocrex beankaensis, with the genus Mentocrex being endemic to Madagascar and the new species beankaensis being coined after the type locality, the Beanka Forest in western central Madagascar. This species was distinguished from another in the same genus, known from the eastern portion of the island, based on...

2005-11-21 02:47:17

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Thousands of children face severe malnutrition in southeastern Madagascar and 1,600 could soon die if they do not receive emergency food aid, a government official said on Monday. Emergency Council Secretary-General Jacki Randindrarison said the government had appealed for aid to avert a famine in the drought-prone Vangaindrano district and was rushing aid to the worst-affected villages. "We did an assessment last week, 1,600 children are at immediate risk...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.