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Elk Bones Reveal History Of A Species
2012-12-10 14:46:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conservationists typically rely on direct observation, whether from the air or the ground, to understand how different species use the land in their habitat, but a new method from a University of Cincinnati professor could give them another way to gain insight into species land use. According to the November cover article for the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology, Josh Miller assessed elk habitats use in Yellowstone...

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By Teri Maddox, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Jul. 13--Energy drinks, junk food and adrenaline helped a team of Southwestern Illinois College students win a St. Louis film contest recently. The nine students had to write a script, act out parts, videotape scenes, score music and edit a seven-minute short in 48 hours. They turned in the DVD 30 seconds before deadline at Schlaffly Brewery and Tap Room. The final hour was extremely stressful. Team leader Dylan Shaffer, 22, forgot the...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'