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2011-07-21 08:05:00

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In their ongoing commitment to support fearless women, Secret Deodorant has created the Mean Stinks program; a supportive Facebook community that gives young women the courage to stand up to a stinky behavior - bullying. To help this cause, Secret is partnering with relatable role models--Amber Riley, best known as Mercedes on the hit FOX show Glee, and Rachel Simmons, nationally renowned relationship expert--to start a movement of "nice." Together...

2011-07-14 14:55:00

NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones magazine (jonesmag.com), the premier beauty, fashion and lifestyle shopping guide and glossy targeting multicultural women, rolls out its Summer Issue in grand style. The issue, themed "Your Best Summer Now," celebrates the confident, unfettered spirit of summer. To celebrate, Jones curated a special behind-the-scenes web series, to be released weekly. The series features model cover stars, Tsanna Latouche, America's Next Top Model finalist...

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2011-06-28 11:50:00

A top Russian astronomer said on Monday that he expects humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next 20 years. According to the Interfax news agency, Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Applied Astronomy Institute, said "The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms ... Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years." Finkelstein said 10 percent of the known planets circling stars in the galaxy resemble Earth. He...

2011-06-14 10:24:00

LONDON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As NASA's Kepler space telescope detects hundreds of star systems with multiple planets, the search for life in the universe is firmly "on". Is Man alone, or do we have neighbours? If so, what do they look like, and where are they? The evidence may be closer than we think, according to a new book from Nottingham University Press. "From Dying Stars to the Birth of Life" by Jerry Cranford describes the new science of astrobiology...

2011-06-13 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, JUNE 14: PIONEERING WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHER Profile America -- Tuesday, June 14th. Today marks the birthday in 1904 of one of the nation's most accomplished photographers and a pioneering woman in the profession. Margaret Bourke-White was one of the first photojournalists for Life magazine,...

2011-06-02 13:00:00

PHOENIX, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The music industry will have their hands full this summer once they get a hold of independent hip-hop/ rap artist JAE E's newest hit single 'FAST MONEY' featuring the late Nate Dogg (from his debut LP Music is Life). JAE E has been working diligently as an independent and has proved that he is ready to take the next step in his career. JAE E worked extremely close with Interscope Records producer, Fingazz and Saltmine Studio's music engineer Justin...

2011-05-31 13:34:31

An international research group headed by Professor and Research Director Yrjö Helariutta has discovered the genetic process that controls the development of wood cells in the roots of plants. Wood is the vascular tissue that transports water and nutrients upward from the root, also contributing to the formation of the woody element in the stem. The work, published in the online version of the prestigious Current Biology journal, presents a potential method for engineering plants to...

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2011-05-18 07:15:00

A microscopic organism called a tardigrade became the first animal to survive exposure to space when, in 2007, it was launched aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Foton-M3 mission, in an experiment to test their ability to survive in the oxygen-deprived space vacuum, reports BBC News. The little critter prevailed over the sub-zero temperatures and unrelenting solar winds as well as the lack of oxygen. Tardigrades are more commonly known by their non-scientific name, the water bear....

2011-05-11 09:46:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifting the veil on its most dynamic, interactive edition ever, VIVmag, the original all-digital luxury lifestyle magazine for women, launched its May/June 2011 issue today making the "Pets Issue" available to member subscribers on its dedicated iPad app, the iPhone, Mac and PC. Just in time for warmer weather, the issue is blooming with summer style, wellness and beauty features on VIVmag's signature multimedia platform. The magazine delivers a...

2011-04-26 07:20:00

PERTH, Australia, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children are being bullied -- sometimes to death -- with at least 14 suicides in 2010, according to ABC News. The Cardboard Girl (http://www.acashic.com/the-cardboard-girl/) a new book by a social worker, Marika Spaseska shows children, parents, teachers and school administrators how to protect children from being bullied in schools and playgrounds. "The truth is that schools, teachers, parents, children and others struggle to deal with...


Latest Life Reference Libraries

Ocellaris Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris
2013-03-15 12:21:05

The ocellaris clownfish closely resembles the orange clownfish, but is hardier and less aggressive. It lives in coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, and Indian Ocean, around Thailand, Malaysia, northwest Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and the Ryukyu Islands. It hides amongst the anemone using the host for protection from predators, to lure other fish into the host anemone, and to feed the host with fecal matter. The ocellaris clownfish has a membrane that will release mucus to...

Alpine Ibex, Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas near the snowline on the edge of forests. It can be found at...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Biology is the study of living organisms. Before the 19th century, biology was known as natural history (the study of all living things). Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was the first person to coin the term biology. Biology comes from the Greek words bios (meaning "life") and logia (meaning "study of"). It is a common science that is a standard subject in schools and universities around the world. Over a million papers are published annually in biology and medicinal journals. Not just a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Panspermia -- Panspermia is a theory (more directly described as a hypothesis, as there is no compelling evidence yet available to support or contradict it) that suggests that the seeds of life are prevalent throughout the universe and life on Earth began by such seeds landing on Earth and propagating. The theory has origins in the ideas of Anaxagoras, a Greek philosopher. An important proponent of the theory was the British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle. There is some evidence to...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Extraterrestrial Life -- Extraterrestrial life is life beyond planet Earth (apart from humans travelling in space, and living organisms they bring along or send). There are many questions about extraterrestrial life, including: -- Does it exist? -- Where? -- What kind? -- Could there be non-carbon based life forms, e.g. life forms based on other elements like silicon (See Carbon chauvinism)? -- How does life differ depending on the type of structure (unicellular life,...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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