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Mediterranean Fin Whale Numbers Were Overestimated
2012-07-29 09:00:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The fin whale, like many other whales, was decimated by whaling throughout the 19th and 20th century – to the point of being considered officially endangered and being placed on the IUCN Red List. This status is determined primarily by calculating a species population and a new study suggests that scientists may have overestimated the whale´s already diminished numbers in the Mediterranean. For years, it was believed that...

Solar Impulse Continues Journey Home With Flight To Madrid
2012-07-02 12:43:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After having flown more than 2,400 miles without a drop of fuel, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg will continue its journey home, with the next flight scheduled to depart from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco at about 8:00 a.m. (local time) July 3, 2012, and arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain around 1:00 a.m. on July 4. The flight will take Piccard, who will be at the...


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Neanderthals
2013-10-03 16:03:35

The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

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2012-06-15 06:37:23

Symbol: IBGI Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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2007-01-01 13:21:19

The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is a tail-less macaque. It is found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco with a small, population in Gibraltar. The Barbary macaque is one of the best-known Old World monkey species. Besides humans, they are the only primates that live freely in Europe. Although the species is commonly referred to as the "Barbary Ape", the Barbary macaque is a true monkey, not an ape. It is yellowish-brown to grey with lighter undersides. It grows to a...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'