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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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, ‘Building Food Security in the Face of Climate Change’.

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.

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.

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.


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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...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.