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New Approaches Needed For Plant Research
2012-07-02 03:05:30

You´d be amazed at how much you can learn from a plant. In a paper published last week in the journal Science, a Michigan State University professor and a colleague discuss why if humans are to survive as a species, we must turn more to plants for any number of valuable lessons. “Metabolism of plants provides humans with fiber, fuel, food and therapeutics,” said Robert Last, an MSU professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. “As the human population grows and...

2012-06-01 23:02:46

Non-Medical In-Home Care---Franchise Opportunity Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 A Caring Home Care Services, a Houston Based Non-Medical In-home care assisted living company is expanding its popular concept through franchising. Capitalizing on the broad trend of at home health care, A Caring Home Care Services is able to apply an approach that does not just caters towards the elderly. Rather, A Caring Home Care Services is able to market their professionals towards any individual who...

Carbon Detected In Martian Meteorites
2012-05-25 04:02:11

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Carbon, a building block for creating life, has been detected in a Martian meteorite that landed on Earth, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science study. The researchers were able to detect strong evidence that complex carbon chemistry has taken place on Mars. "These findings show that the storage of reduced carbon molecules on Mars occurred throughout the planet's history and might have been similar to processes that occurred on the ancient...

Is The Possibly Of New Life Forms Really So Alien?
2012-05-09 07:44:18

The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public. The notion that we are the only example of a successful life form in the galaxy has, for many, seemed like an unlikely statistic, as we discover more and more habitable planetary bodies and hear yet more evidence of life's ability to survive in extreme conditions. A new essay, published May 8 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, examines what...

Bullying Victims More Likely To Harm Themselves
2012-04-28 04:47:17

A new study from researchers at King's College London has discovered that children who are bullied early on in life are more likely to self-harm during early adolescence, up to the age of 12. In an April 26 statement, the British Medical Journal (BMJ), which published the study, said that the authors studied more than 1,000 pairs of twins, all of whom were born in either 1994 or 1995 in England or Wales. Each of the children studied were contacted at the ages of five, seven, ten, and...

2012-04-27 21:36:36

Those exposed to family adversity or maltreatment at greatest risk Research: Bullying victimization and risk of self harm in early adolescence: longitudinal cohort study. Children who are bullied in childhood are up to three times more likely to self harm up to the age of 12, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. The authors from King's College London carried out a study on just over a 1000 pairs of twins at five, seven, 10 and 12 years of age. All children were born in...


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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
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'