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Iguanas Breathe Just Like Birds Scientists Find

Iguanas Breathe Just Like Birds, Scientists Find

Lisa Powers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have known for years that birds breathe differently from mammals, exhibiting a unidirectional airflow in their lungs. This was thought to occur only in the class Aves (birds), and...

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New ESA/Hubble Flickr Page Launched
2014-10-28 03:10:46

Your Hubble Pictures, a new ESA/Hubble Flickr page, has been launched. It exists to host the drawings, paintings, processed astronomical images, models, photographs, cartoons and any other content inspired by Hubble and made by you.

amazon firetv stick 1
2014-10-28 05:13:26

Amazon on Monday revealed the Fire TV Stick, a new $39 streaming media gadget scheduled to ship on November 19 that is designed to go head-to-head with Google’s $35 Chromecast and Roku’s $35 Streaming Stick.

2014-10-09 16:24:07

Raises awareness on behalf of families facing Duchenne muscular dystrophy TRENTON, N.J., Oct.

Internet Archive Flickr Collection
2014-09-01 05:01:38

Millions of photos and illustrations from the pages of public domain books originally digitized by the US Internet Archive have been uploaded to Flickr by a research fellow at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Kathryn "Kate" Clancy - professor of anthropology
2014-07-18 03:00:37

A survey of 142 men and 516 women with experience in field studies in anthropology, archaeology, geology and other scientific disciplines reveals that many of them – particularly the younger ones – suffered or witnessed sexual harassment or sexual assault while at work in the field.

NASA Invites You To Select Favorite Moon Image For Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Anniversary Collection
2014-05-23 03:19:59

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in orbit June 18. To celebrate the anniversary and LRO's many scientific contributions, NASA invites the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover a special image collection.

mothers day science pregnancy
2014-05-08 03:00:15

In honor of Mother’s Day, the American Chemical Society’s newest Reactions video highlights the chemistry behind a pregnant woman’s altered sense of taste and smell, how mom’s diet influences baby’s favorite foods and other pregnancy phenomena.

Andreas Mogensen Asks You To Name His Mission
2014-03-05 13:44:20

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will be venturing to the International Space Station next year. He is training as the flight engineer on the Soyuz spacecraft that will fly 400 km above Earth but his mission does not have a name – yet.


Latest Jane Freeman Reference Libraries

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

Channel Islands National Park
2013-04-18 12:25:35

Channel Islands National park is located in off the coast of California in the United States. The park holds 249,561 acres and is comprised of five of the eight Channel Islands. The area was designated as a national monument in 1938 and as a National Biosphere Reserve in 1976, but was not designated as a national park until 1980. The park extends from San Pedro to Point Conception, located near Santa Barbara. Half of the entire park consists of ocean water and seventy-six percent of the...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

Saguaro National Park
2013-04-17 16:10:15

Saguaro National Park is located in the southern region of Arizona in the United States. The park contains 91,442 acres of land, of which 70,905 acres comprise a designated wilderness, and is divided into two areas. Both sections of the park contain portions of the Sonoran Desert and the Rincon and Tuscon mountains ranges. The park received its name from the endemic saguaro cacti that occur throughout the area. In 1933, President Herbert Hoover designated the area as a national monument and...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
2013-03-19 14:17:18

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in northeast Ohio, between the cities of Cleveland and Akron. The park holds about 20,339 acres of protected land that occurs along the Cuyahoga River. Before the area was established as a national park, the valley became a popular place for 1870s city dwellers to relax on boat rides or carriage rides. The establishment of the park began in 1910 and continued through the 1920’s, during which time the Akron and Cleveland metropolitan parks were...

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