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2011-07-19 11:07:09

Recent botanical exploration efforts in the rugged Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) have increased the known flora of the archipelago by an impressive 20%.

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2009-05-02 18:45:42

The Bowl and Doily Spider (Frontinella communis) is a species of sheet weaver spider. Its web is a fairly complex system consisting of an inverted dome shaped web (bowl), suspended above a horizontal sheet-like web (doily), hence the common name. The spider hangs from the underside of the "bowl". The spider bites through the web and eats small flies, gnats and other small insects that fall down into the non-sticky webbing. The web is often built in weedy fields and in shrubs. The web may...

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Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.