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2010-03-19 16:45:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its third relief campaign to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the American-based relief organization, Life for Relief and Development (Life) in partnership with Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services, a major humanitarian relief organization in Qatar, is preparing to send more humanitarian and medical aid to the hard-hit Caribbean Nation. Life, in partnership with Sheikh Thani Charity which has...

2010-03-19 14:29:00

Message to Undecided Representatives - A "Yes" Vote Is a Vote for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, Says Americans United for Life Action WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life Action (AUL Action) is mobilizing thousands of activists in targeted Congressional districts today to make one message crystal clear: a YES vote for health care is a pro-abortion vote. Team Life activists are using a downloadable flyer, printing it, and personally bringing it in to...

2010-03-17 12:43:00

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ESSENCE announces the retirement of its esteemed Beauty & Cover Director, Mikki Taylor. Taylor, who celebrated her 30-year anniversary with ESSENCE on February 5, has distinguished herself as a trailblazer within media circles, and is renowned for her contributions as an editor and brand ambassador influencing industries from fashion and beauty to Hollywood. As of March 31, Taylor will contribute to ESSENCE as Editor-at-Large and work closely...

2010-03-16 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Parkinson, the renowned designer of the iconic Rolling Stone logo will create the Rolling Stone LA logo, owners Niall Donnelly and Joe Altounian announced today. The logo for Rolling Stone LA, the first-ever U.S. Rolling Stone magazine venue, will be inspired by the magazine's famous logo and reflect the timelessness for which Rolling Stone is known. The news follows the December announcement by Rolling Stone LA owners Niall Donnelly and Joe...

2010-03-04 12:45:00

LOS ANGELES, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Essence.com audiences will have the chance to experience what happens when the best and brightest of Black Women in Hollywood come together to celebrate the legendary achievements of some of the greatest American actresses of our times during Oscar Week. Featured exclusively on ESSENCE.com, the third annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, being held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, will honor Hollywood royalty such as: Cicely Tyson (Legend...

2010-02-25 10:24:23

The team observed viruses as they evolved over hundreds of generations to infect bacteria. They found that when the bacteria could evolve defenses, the viruses evolved at a quicker rate and generated greater diversity, compared to situations where the bacteria were unable to adapt to the viral infection. The study shows, for the first time, that the American evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen was correct in his 'Red Queen Hypothesis'. The theory, first put forward in the 1970s, was named...

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2010-02-16 12:25:00

Experts said a meteorite that crashed into Earth 40 years ago contains millions of different carbon-containing, or organic, molecules, BBC News reported. Scientists say that such organic compounds are life's building blocks, and are a sign of conditions in the early Solar System, yet they are not necessarily a sign of life. The Murchison meteorite could even be older than the Sun, according to the research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Philippe...

2010-02-02 10:15:23

Earth's chemical energy powered early life through 'the most revolutionary idea in biology since Darwin' For 80 years it has been accepted that early life began in a 'primordial soup' of organic molecules before evolving out of the oceans millions of years later. Today the 'soup' theory has been overturned in a pioneering paper in BioEssays which claims it was the Earth's chemical energy, from hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, which kick-started early life. "Textbooks have it that life...

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2010-01-27 06:15:00

The question of whether there is life on other planets has kept scientists searching for years, but it now appears that the answer has come in variant life forms, likely miniscule microbes, found right here on Earth, according to award-winning Arizona State University physicist Paul Davies. Variant life forms could be hanging around "right under our noses "” or even in our noses," Davies told the Associated Press. "How do we know all life on earth descended from a single origin?" he...

2010-01-15 18:12:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate human suffering, the American-based relief organization, Life for Relief and Development (Life) in partnership with Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Charity (MBRMC), a prominent humanitarian relief organization in the United Arab Emirates, launched Phase One of their joint emergency relief campaign for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Life in partnership with MBRMC will...


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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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