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2010-09-07 13:54:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cisco's Flip Video(TM) has signed on to support the 2010 Life is good Festival to be held Sept. 11-12 in Canton, Mass. As part of its ongoing Flip for Good(TM) philanthropy program, Flip Video will offer limited-edition Life is good Flip video cameras and match every purchase by donating a free Flip video camera to the Life is good Foundation. Fans attending the festival that purchase a limited-edition Flip video camera online prior to the event...

2010-08-24 07:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Infertility is an unexpected obstacle for many people, and the journey can be unpredictable. Patients may find themselves at a crossroads after multiple failed attempts with fertility treatments, and begin to look for other options. The American Fertility Association (The AFA), a national non-profit organization which provides educational resources and support to men and women, especially those trying to conceive, and Fertility SOURCE Companies, one of the...

2010-08-24 05:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reflecting important changes in how Americans view breakfast in their lives, The Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), today announced a broad new direction for growth focused on products and programs to help people lead healthier lifestyles. Quaker, the nation's leading hot cereal company and breakfast authority for more than 130 years, will introduce two new hot cereal varieties and improvements for its category-leading...

2010-08-16 17:39:50

Test-tube fertilisation is the reason why more couples than previously now have the chance to become biological parents. However, the path to achieving this can be laborious and, for some, the treatment is unsuccessful. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, indicates that people are more negatively affected than previously reported in studies of involuntary childlessness. In the thesis, interviews have been conducted with women and men for whom test-tube fertilisation (known as...

2010-07-26 17:07:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 2010 ushered in a new decade - and a new era of luxury living, in balance. This year also will mark the debut of Bask(TM) - a new quarterly lifestyle magazine intentionally designed to capture the essence of this new approach to luxury living for sophisticated readers across Southern California. "Beginning with the winter issue releasing this November, Bask (www.baskmagazine.com) will enthrall readers with ways to celebrate the finer things...

2010-07-22 23:01:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Godengo, a provider of multimedia digital platforms for the magazine publishing industry, today announced the debut of its first iPhone app on the Apple iTunes App Store. Subscribers and the more than 100 million users of iPhones and iPod Touches can now freely access all Palm Springs Life content published during the past five years. The app is also available in an iPad version, to be fully optimized in a subsequent release to take advantage...

2010-06-14 11:48:00

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE and Elite Models have named Norwalk, CT, resident Nataya Smalls as the winner of the "ESSENCE It Girl" model search contest, it was announced today. Smalls, 20, will receive a one-year contract with Elite Model Management, and will be featured in the September 2010 Fall Fashion issue of ESSENCE magazine. In February, ESSENCE and Elite Model Management kicked off its nationwide search for the new African-American "It" model in an effort to address...

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2010-06-11 06:30:00

The ongoing search for evidence of past or present life on Mars includes efforts to identify organic compounds such as proteins in Martian soil, but their absence to date remains a mystery. A new theory to explain what happens to these carbon-based molecules is presented in an article published in Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. "There may be no 'safe haven' for these organic molecules on Mars," conclude Ilya Shkrob, Sergey Chemerisov, and Timothy...

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2010-05-28 06:50:00

Scientists said on Thursday that synthetic biology can be used to make instant vaccines, inexpensive medicines and even nonpolluting fuel, but it will take time. Researchers, members of Congress and an ethicist all agreed the technology does not pose immediate environmental, ethical and security concerns, but did say that everyone involved needs to keep a close eye on developments. A hearing before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee was spent mostly outlining the...

2010-05-20 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, world-renowned scientist Dr. J. Craig Venter announced that he and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) became the first in history to synthetically create a living, self-replicating cell. The news holds groundbreaking potential for solutions to a host of global challenges, including generating new food sources, pharmaceuticals and vaccines; cleaning up pollution; creating new energy sources; producing clean water; and more. Now,...


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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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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