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Russia, China To Set Up Cross-Border Reserve To Protect Endangered Amur Leopards
2013-04-08 07:00:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Amur leopard, one of the rarest big cats still in existence, will have a cross-border reserve set up in its favor, in order to protect the few remaining animals still in existence. Russia, which has been in talks with China since at least 2009, set up its own leopard habitat in early 2012 to try and bring the animal back from the brink of extinction. This year, the two Asian countries will set up a habitat that will span the...

Sea Lion Learns To Boogie Down
2013-04-02 04:56:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first empirical evidence of an animal not capable of vocal mimicry that can keep the beat comes from a California sea lion that bobs her head in time to music. The findings of this study, published online in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, challenge current scientific theories, according to the authors. Those theories hold the ability to synchronize movements with sound is associated with the same brain mechanisms that...

Simple Portable Device Can Diagnose Stroke With High Accuracy
2013-03-06 14:51:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American scientists has developed a new device capable of reading a person´s head and eye movements that can determine if continuous and severe dizziness is being caused by a stroke. Because it is difficult to quickly diagnose if a person´s dizziness, vomiting and sensations of vertigo are being caused by a stroke, there are about 4 million stroke-related emergency room visits annually in the United States. However,...

2012-12-11 21:32:33

Neurosurgeons at All Children's Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine (St. Petersburg, FL) and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (Tampa, FL) recently achieved excellent physical and aesthetic results in an infant born with extreme macrocephaly due to hydrocephalus. This was accomplished with routine implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt followed by a new operation to stabilize and reduce the size of the baby's head. Both surgeries were performed during the infant's...


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2012-06-15 04:32:00

Symbol: MACO3 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   MACOC3 Malacothrix coulteri Harv. & A. Gray var. cognata Jeps.   ZOEL Zollikoferia elquiensis Phil. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NV, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

2012-06-15 06:03:49

Symbol: LADE7 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 08:21:25

Symbol: FEHA2 Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NM, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 08:21:26

Symbol: FEHAS Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ECSI2 Echinocactus sinuatus A. Dietr.   FEHAS2 Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpf.) Britton & Rose ssp. sinuatus (A. Dietr.) N.P. Taylor Distribution: Ferocactushamatacanthus(Muehlenpf.) Britton & Rose var.sinuatus(A. Dietr.) L.D. Benson distribution:USA(TX) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae –...

2012-06-15 08:21:27

Symbol: FEHAH Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ECHA2 Echinocactus hamatacanthus Muehlenpf. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NM, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division...

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barratry
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