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2014-01-30 08:27:45

BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Kangaroo, the leading Big Data-driven personalized shopping service, announces three significant mobile milestones in the company's history: -- Surpassing 1 million activated mobile users; -- Reaching 100 million mobile shopping events per month; and -- Exceeding 1 billion total shopping events processed since its mobile launch one year ago. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/PH55928LOGO )...

Kangaroo Poo DNA Test Aids In Conservation Efforts
2013-06-07 07:31:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A simple and cost effective DNA test has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and Environment Institute to identify kangaroo species from their droppings. This will boost the ability to manage and conserve kangaroo populations. DNA extracted from hundreds of droppings collected across north-eastern Australia was used to develop the test, according to a paper...

2011-05-19 06:50:00

SYDNEY, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldNomads.com, the travel services company that helps travelers stay safe on the road, announces that there is one month remaining until the close of its scholarship contest which an amateur videographer can use to jump-start a documentary filmmaking career. The winner will travel for seven days Sept. 3-9, 2011, under the auspices of World Expeditions through remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land (far north Australia) for an immersion in...

2011-03-10 11:04:12

Recently, the Trustees of the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London announced they have agreed to return 138 ancestral remains to the Torres Strait Islands, a group of more than 200 islands between the northern coast of Australia and Papua New Guinea. The repatriation follows a long campaign by indigenous leaders who regarded the removal as an affront. The souls of the dead had not been able to rest, the islanders tell BBC News. Ned David, a Torres Strait islander speaking on behalf of the...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'