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2014-07-07 16:24:29

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) announced today that Lonnel Coats has been appointed president and chief executive officer effective July 7, 2014. Mr. Coats most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Eisai Inc., the United States subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. Mr. Coats joins Lexicon after 18 years of senior management experience with Eisai. As president and chief executive officer at Eisai, he...

2014-07-01 23:13:05

This year, the number of winning libraries is expanded to three. Libraries from Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas each win an Early Literacy Station™ computer from AWE. Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AWE, Inc. announced the winners of its 2014 Video Contest for Public Libraries at its annual breakfast event for customers at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28, 2014. Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas; Marian Sutherland Kirby...

2014-06-28 14:45:19

University of Cologne Researchers explain the link between language and emotions A team of researchers headed by the Erfurt-based psychologist Prof. Ralf Rummer and the Cologne-based phoneticist Prof. Martine Grice has carried out some ground-breaking experiments to uncover the links between language and emotions. They were able to demonstrate that the articulation of vowels systematically influences our feelings and vice versa. The research project looked at the question of whether...

2014-06-27 23:06:08

Jim Fitzpatrick, Founder and CEO of CBT News, sits down with Jeff Dyke of Sonic Automotive. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Jim Fitzpatrick, President of CBT News interviewed Sonic’s Jeff Dyke about the Fortune 500 company’s “One Sonic-One Experience” initiative. Dyke, Executive Vice President of Operations discussed the rollout of its new sales process in addition to its plan to open stand-alone pre-owned vehicle stores, Sonic’s plans for expansion and consolidated branding. The first...

Crowdsourcing Leads To Faster Learning Among Robots
2014-06-27 14:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As proven by sites such as Yahoo! Answers or even Wikipedia, crowdsourcing has been shown to be a useful way to amass knowledge or find an answer to a difficult question. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have shown that robots can also use this phenomenon to learn how to complete a task, according to a new study being presented at the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on...

2014-06-26 23:06:22

Editage, a brand of Cactus Communications and a leading scientific communication services provider, has launched an Academic Translation Service in five languages – Japanese to English, Chinese (simplified and traditional) to English, Korean to English, and Portuguese to English. Through the translation service, Editage aims to help authors overcome the language barrier and publish in international English-language journals. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In line with its mission to promote the...

2014-06-26 16:23:46

MIAMI, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-native English-speaking Hispanics may be viewed as lying more often when being questioned than native-speakers, according to a study by Florida International University psychologist Jacqueline R. Evans. Findings recently published in the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology suggest Hispanics speaking English with very low proficiency are at a disadvantage in situations where their credibility is being assessed such as...

2014-06-25 23:01:16

CEO of Almost Heaven Saunas warns: "Make sure what you are buying is really what you had in mind." Renick, WV (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Almost Heaven Saunas president, Rick Mouw, issued a warning to consumers today that some online vendors are offering inferior, imported saunas for sale, falsely using photos of real Almost Heaven Saunas. “We are concerned that people might purchase these saunas, only to find that they are shoddily made abroad and that the selling company will not...

2014-06-24 23:17:24

F&I dealer system provider’s integration with F&I Express will maximize efficiency in dealerships. Southlake, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 F&I Express® is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Supreme Software – The Dealership Tracker. Integration with F&I Express offers a network of over 60 providers that the Supreme Software dealerships may gain access for eRating, eContracting, eRegistering, and remittance right at their fingertips – no more 5-ply...

2014-06-24 08:39:56

Massive support from the Open Source Community, and viral demand from companies worldwide have fueled organic growth for the cloud-based continuous localization platform MENLO PARK, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transifex, the worldwide localization platform that has become the premier globalization tool for tech companies and the Open Source community, announced today that they have raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by leading venture capital firm New Enterprise...


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2012-06-14 07:45:00

Symbol: VINA2 Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×napaeHouse [nephrophylla × sororia] distribution:USA(IN, MO, TN, VT, WI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 07:45:02

Symbol: VIMO4 Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×molliculaHouse [macloskeyi × ×primulifolia] distribution:USA(NJ, NY) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 07:46:05

Symbol: VIEA Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×eamesiiHouse [brittoniana × ×palmata] distribution:USA(CT, NJ) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 07:46:10

Symbol: VIDA2 Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×davisiiHouse [affinis × brittoniana] distribution:USA(NY) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:59:13

Symbol: VECR5 Group: Dicot Family: Verbenaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Verbena×crookshanksiiMoldenke [bracteata × hastata] distribution:USA(CO, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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