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Invasive Grass Creates Thriving Habitat For Wolf Spiders

Invasive Grass Creates Thriving Habitat For Wolf Spiders

By Sandi Martin, University of Georgia An invasive grass species frequently found in forests has created a thriving habitat for wolf spiders, who then feed on American toads, a new University of Georgia study has found. Japanese stiltgrass,...

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2014-09-02 16:24:11

Global fundraising consulting firm appoints Alicia Reed BOSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc., a leading global fundraising and management consulting firm serving the non-profit sector, announced today that Alicia Reed has joined the firm in 2014 as Vice President. Prior to joining Graham-Pelton, Ms. Reed was Principal Analyst at Eduventures, a national firm providing research services to the higher education sector. Ms. Reed also held roles as the...

2014-09-02 16:20:35

Deployment More Likely to be Increasing Automation, With Semi-Autonomous Systems Reaching up to 4.6M Units by 2021. Full Autonomy Not Expected to Enter the Market Until 2025 BOSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In April 2014, the 1968 Vienna Convention was relaxed in allowing autonomous vehicles on the road so long as the system "can be overridden or switched off by a driver." The law change will increasingly enable the testing of self-driving prototype vehicles in real driving conditions....

2014-09-02 12:32:51

Best-in-Track sessions for OLC's 20th anniversary conference highlight successful initiatives around mobile, social, recruitment, professional development and leadership in online learning. NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, is celebrating 20 years of innovation in online learning and higher education this fall, with the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Oct. 29-31, 2014,...

2014-09-02 12:22:37

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Excelsior Engineering has been selected as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management contractor by Field Upgrading for the construction of an innovative pilot facility that aims to commercialize a technology to improve the economics of upgrading Alberta's bitumen. Excelsior Engineering is a Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based facilities engineering firm. Excelsior provides project engineering, procurement and construction...

2014-09-02 04:22:48

Over the past few years, the PlanIT OS(TM) platform has established a reputation as the go-to ICT infrastructure for next-generation urban environments MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Living PlanIT as a pioneer in Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city technology and enabling models, awarding the company the 2013 Award for Smart City Projects in Europe. Frost & Sullivan is excited to celebrate Living...

2014-08-31 23:04:40

The Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP) of the Richmond Public Library to host event raising awareness of the literacy issue and celebrating 30 years of service to the Richmond Community. Richmond, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 This September, California Library Literacy Services, a program of the California State Library, celebrates 30 years of changing the lives of low-literate adults and their families. Since its inception, California’s Library Literacy Services has helped nearly a...

2014-08-31 23:03:08

Datex introduced a comprehensive online learning system, Datex University, to streamline training and enable clients to save on training costs. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Award-winning supply chain software developer, Datex, introduced a comprehensive online learning system, Datex University, to help save clients on training costs. Developed to streamline training of Datex software, Datex University incorporates a suite of tools to make learning faster and easier for all...

2014-08-29 23:10:04

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers recently presented a paper at the 2014 Conference on Implementation Science in Cambridge, England, discussing how innovative graduate degree programs that focus on brain-based teaching have positive impact in real-world implementation. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, co-developers of a graduate degree program that focuses on brain-based teaching, recently traveled to Cambridge, England, to present a paper on the practical...

2014-08-29 23:08:04

Parks draws from real life career experiences for “A Cry From The Dust” when a 19th-century Mormon conspiracy is shattered by a 21st-century forensic artist (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 It was the most deadly act of domestic terrorism in the United States until the Oklahoma City bombings; in 1857, a wagon train in Utah was assaulted by a group of militant Mormons calling themselves the Avenging Angels. One hundred and forty people were murdered, including dozens of unarmed men, women, and...

2014-08-29 23:08:01

National nonprofit awards higher education scholarships to three students Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Hope For The Warriors® is pleased to announced the awardees of this fall’s Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded two times each year to spouses or caregivers of wounded service members or to spouses of fallen service members. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring...


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Lucia Widow, Palpopleura lucia
2013-07-17 11:23:24

The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Chemistry is a physical science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter. It also deals with the changes that matter undergoes during chemical reactions. It incorporates the studies of various atoms, molecules, crystals and other aggregates which can be combined or isolated and concepts of energy and entropy through which chemical processes occur. Modern chemistry (from the Egyptian kēme, meaning "earth") evolved from alchemy following the chemical revolution...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'