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2015-05-02 04:20:05

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- May 3rd every year is a day set aside worldwide to appreciate the need for freedom of the press. "Let Journalism

2015-05-01 23:06:07

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) today announced the winners of the 2015 Global Water Awards, which were presented on Monday 27 April at the Nasioutzik Museum in Greece during the Global Water

2015-05-01 23:05:31

Amikasa Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of Internet; Ceremony Will Be Available Webby Awards YouTube Channel at 9 a.m.

2015-05-01 23:04:26

The actress, musician, mother of twins and longtime supporter of children’s hospitals advocates for much-needed funds to help millions of kids treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

2015-05-01 23:00:40

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with Trillium Family Services! Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 Friday, May 1st marks the beginning of Mental

2015-05-01 16:28:35

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour," has been selected as

2015-05-01 16:28:27

NEW YORK, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 21, American Skin Association (ASA) celebrated 28 years of funding research and educating youth on skin health and honored three outstanding

2015-05-01 16:23:28

Generations join Veterans in celebrating historic bond between two nations OTTAWA, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join a Veteran

2015-05-01 12:32:49

OTTAWA, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today launched the inaugural call for applications for the Ministerial Commendation

2015-05-01 12:26:41

The Congressman will speak at the ceremony Saturday to rename the VA Hospital in honor of Corporal Michael J.


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Ipomopsis aggregata
2014-12-13 14:49:47

Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...

Dodecatheon pulchellum
2014-12-08 18:47:11

Dodecatheon pulchellum is a perennial, flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Pretty shooting star, the Few-flowered shooting star, the Dark throat shooting star and the Prairie shooting star. D. pulchellum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to the western United States. D. pulchellum typically grows in is desert environments. The plant is scattered throughout the Great Basin Deserts and the Mojave Desert. D. pulchellum...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
2014-10-27 10:12:32

Lamprocaponos spectabilis is a flowering plant. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The plant is native to Asia; Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. L. spectabilis stands alone in its monotypic genus, meaning it has no subspecies or smaller subordinates. The plant may now be listed as Dicentra spectabilis and is commonly referred to as Bleeding heart, Dutchman’s breeches or “lady-in-a-bath”. L. spectabilis is used widely in gardens and landscapes. The plant is a...

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Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.