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To Prepare Defenses Against Pesky Insect Plant Will Sniff Out Danger
2012-12-17 17:44:21

Penn State A plant may start to prime its defenses as soon as it gets a whiff of a male fly searching for a mate, according to Penn State entomologists. Once tall goldenrod plants smell a sex attractant emitted by true fruit fly males, they appear to prepare chemical defenses that make them less appealing to female flies that could damage the plants by depositing eggs on them, the researchers said. "It's become increasingly clear in recent years that plants are responsive to odors,"...

2012-12-13 12:21:21

A new study by biologists at Mercyhurst University focuses on the influence of climate change, particularly warmer winters, on the survival and potential fecundity of cold-blooded animals. Cold blooded animals, or ectotherms, do not have an internal mechanism for regulating body temperature. Instead, they rely on solar energy captured by the environment. The purpose of the Mercyhurst study, a collaboration of Michael Elnitsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology; and students Drew...

2012-09-16 23:03:18

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce that their regular 2012 Summer Wildflower Honey is now available in 1lb glass jars for $10.00 each. The Mohawk Valley Trading Company (MVTC) offers the highest quality honey and maple syrup they can produce. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce that their regular 2012 Summer Wildflower Honey is now available in 1lb glass jars for $10.00 each. Wildflower honey, also known as...

2009-04-02 06:50:00

LOS ANGELES, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Centric / Agency of Change introduced Goldenrod, a first-of-its-kind content-managed widget system. Using Goldenrod, brands can build real-time conversational marketing in social networks, leading to brand engagement and evangelism. Goldenrod has been deployed and is available today. "Goldenrod enables long-term, strategic social campaigns," said Jason Stoddard, Centric's Managing Partner, Strategy. "Now, brands don't have to develop a new widget or app...

2008-04-01 12:05:00

Transportation and construction projects provide fertile ground for plants and spread animalsThe rapid growth of China's industrial and transportation infrastructure is helping to establish non-native species throughout that country and "setting the stage for potentially rampant environmental damage," according to an article in the April 2008 issue of BioScience. The article, by a Chinese-US team, describes how more than 400 alien plants and animals are now considered invasive in China,...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).