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2011-07-13 11:51:18

Current and proposed border fences pose significant threats to wildlife populations, with those animals living in border regions along the Texas Gulf and California coasts showing some of the greatest vulnerability, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows. "Our study is the first comprehensive analysis of threats to species across the entire U.S.-Mexico border," says Jesse Lasky, a graduate student in the laboratory of Tim Keitt, associate professor of integrative biology....

2009-09-09 07:58:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Frames First, Inc., a Chicago-based, full-service framing and art gallery, today announced that from September 11 through September 18 it will exhibit 150 prints from the collection of local amateur photographer and internationally renowned hotelier, Morris Lasky. The exhibit, called "Eye to Eyes," will kick-off with an opening reception from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 11(th), hosted by Lasky. World-famous flamenco and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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