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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,...

2010-05-10 09:37:00

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "ESSENCE mourns the loss of Lena Horne. With tremendous talent, striking beauty and grace, she persevered through the difficult circumstances of racial intolerance. She not only delighted us with her talent, but inspired us with her personal calling as an advocate for civil rights. Lena Horne is an American treasure and she lived life to the fullest with passion, purpose and responsibility." For more on ESSENCE's statement, please visit www.essence.com....

2010-05-06 14:36:04

Climate and agricultural researchers, policy makers, donors, and development agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, from all over the world have just met in Nairobi for a one-day conference, "ËœBuilding Food Security in the Face of Climate Change'. The conference was an important part of a big international Mega Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The program's secretariat is based at LIFE- Faculty of Life Sciences at University of...

2010-05-05 07:42:00

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE names Corynne L. Corbett as its new beauty director, it was announced today by editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray. In this new role, Corbett will be responsible for leading the beauty team and executing the overall beauty vision for the magazine -- in addition to writing, assigning and editing articles. Corbett is a veteran journalist who uses her 20 years of experience in fashion, beauty and lifestyle to create engaging and compelling content...

2010-04-12 13:05:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saturday Evening Post, the nation's oldest magazine, which traces its roots to Benjamin Franklin and is famous for covers that illustrate the lives and experiences of the American people, announced strong revenue and advertising page growth today. The announcement was made by Jack Huber, advertising director, The Saturday Evening Post. Despite a difficult advertising market, The Saturday Evening Post has increased advertising revenue and pages...

2010-04-08 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) encourages parents to talk with teens about bullying before it's too late. A conversation can be an important first step in identifying a bullying problem and stopping the abuse before it goes too far. With recent teen suicides reportedly connected to bullying incidents, the potential harmful mental health effects of this abuse are becoming more clear. However, bullying can be...

2010-04-06 10:08:00

NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, today named three new editors to its portfolio of titles. These include: Stephen Drucker as editor-in-chief of Town&Country; Newell Turner as editor-in-chief of House Beautiful; and Dara Caponigro as editor-in-chief of VERANDA. The announcement was made by Cathleen P. Black, president, Hearst Magazines, to whom all three editors will report. (Logo:...

2010-04-02 21:05:00

TUCSON, Arizona, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Games for Life, a Tucson-based non-profit organization has won a British Airways Business Opportunity Grant which includes ten international flights and five international freight shipments. To elaborate on why Games for Life was chosen, Melissa Fernandez of British Airways replied that, "We really believe in your company. You strongly demonstrated how the ability to have face-to-face meetings throughout the year will help you achieve...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'