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Foraminifera Fossils Reveal An Ice-Free Late Cretaceous Period
2013-09-25 05:04:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long believed that a continental ice sheet formed more than 90 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period. During that time, the climate was much warmer than it is today. A new study from the University of Missouri (MU) has found evidence suggesting that this belief is incorrect, that no ice sheet formed during this time. The findings of this study, published in the journal Geology, could help environmentalists...

2008-08-21 03:00:46

NEW YORK, MUNICH, Germany and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Capital Healthcare and SpePharm Holding, B.V., the pan-European specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that they have entered into a euro 10 million revenue interest acquisition financing agreement to fund SpePharm's acquisition of Dantrium(R) for Europe and certain other markets, from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. At the same time, TVM Capital, Signet Healthcare Partners and Paul Capital...

2008-07-24 03:00:59

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Capital Partners today announced that Ken Macleod, Ph.D., has been promoted to Partner. Based in Paul Capital's London office, Dr. Macleod is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and negotiating European and Asian healthcare investment opportunities for the Paul Capital Healthcare funds. "Since he joined Paul Capital four years ago, Ken has strengthened our presence in the European and Asian healthcare markets and helped us form many mutually...

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2006-11-28 13:35:00

Data supports the single-impact theory in a controversial discussion COLUMBIA, Mo. "“ The dinosaurs, along with the majority of all other animal species on Earth, went extinct approximately 65 million years ago. Some scientists have said that the impact of a large meteorite in the Yucatan Peninsula, in what is today Mexico, caused the mass extinction, while others argue that there must have been additional meteorite impacts or other stresses around the same time. A new study provides...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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.'
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