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2014-04-02 12:26:29

ATHENS, Georgia, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record 46 recipients of the University of Georgia's 73rd Annual Peabody Awards were announced today on CBS This Morning and www.peabodyawards.com. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board from almost 1,100 entries, comprise the best in electronic media for the year 2013. The latest Peabody recipients include a pair of high-profile political melodramas, Netflix's corrosive House of Cards and ABC's juicy Scandal; A Chef's...

2014-03-31 12:29:42

DENVER, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being issued by Personhood USA: National Right to Life, What does it mean to be pro-life? Is it about protecting every innocent human being or about getting good marks on the NRLC scorecard? I was shocked when I read your decision to revoke affiliation with Georgia Right to Life. It reminded me of a moment last summer, when you wrote a letter to Congress, threatening to censure pro-life legislators who voted...

Kleiber's Law Helps Explain The Shape Of Evolution
2014-02-18 06:34:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During its lifetime, the heart of a mouse beats about the same number of times as an elephant. However, the mouse only lives about a year, while the elephant might live to the age of 70. Scientists have also observed that small plants and animals mature faster than large ones, and that nature has created radically different forms for life—from the loose-limbed beauty of a flowering tree to the fearful symmetry of a tiger....

2014-01-30 16:23:43

Government of Canada invests in the advancement of sport participation and healthy living GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced funding of up to $614,000 to Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) for the advancement of sport participation and healthy living on the occasion of the CS4L National Summit. The Summit is being held in Gatineau on January 29 and 30, 2014. The Government of Canada has played a leadership role in providing...

Monarch Butterflies In Peril
2014-01-30 05:15:52

[ Watch the Video: Where Have All The Monarchs Gone? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report, based on a December 2013 survey of Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, claims that migrating monarch butterflies are in "grave danger." The butterfly colonies currently occupy the smallest area since records began in 1993. The butterflies spend their winter hibernating in the forest of the reserve. In December 2013, the butterflies only occupied 1.65...

2014-01-27 16:24:59

DENVER, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Personhood USA: Thousands of babies are killed daily in the United States, but it is uncommon to have the eyes of the nation fixed on a particular baby. While abortion clinics pull in money hand over fist from willing clients, Marlise Munoz was not a client. Marlise Munoz did not consent to her child's death. A terrible tragedy rendered Marlise incapable of defending herself from a hideous forced...

2014-01-20 23:24:30

Nationwide car wraps manufacturer JMR Graphics responds to an article on Quaker Oats’ new 3D, interactive billboard in Shanghai. Central Islip, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 JMR Graphics, a nationwide car wraps manufacturer, comments on an article discussing Quaker Oats’ new 3D, interactive billboards scattered across Shanghai. In an article published by The Drum on January 6th titled “DDB Shanghai unveils Quaker Oats city hot spot creative,”innovative Quaker Oats billboards...

2014-01-17 16:22:51

Celebrity Mom Brooke Burke-Charvet Hosts Short Film Premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- These days, we're moving through life at turbo speed. We race through the things we love and often lack energy for the people we love. You could say Americans are in the midst of a Human Energy Crisis: people run out of energy even before they run out of time in their day(1). In fact, consumers cite personal energy issues as their leading concern in a global...

2013-11-30 23:01:06

Infertility is a very serious problem that many women battle nowadays. DailyGossip.org publishes a review that brings great news for ladies willing to have a baby. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 According to Lisa Olson, the Pregnancy Miracle program is the answer to infertility problems, helping women cure infertility safely and fast. http://www.DailyGossip.org indicates that there are many causes that can lead to infertility. To find out more about Lisa Olson's new natural...

Monarch Butterfly Grassroots Conservation
2013-10-29 05:31:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US citizens love their monarch butterflies – so much so that they are apparently willing to contribute at least $4.78 billion dollars to conservation organizations working to protect the declining species, according to research published Monday in the journal Conservation Letters. As part of the study, experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS), Colorado State University, the University of Minnesota, and others conducted a...


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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.'