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Late Cretaceous Ecology Clues From Fossilized Amber

Late Cretaceous Ecology Clues From Fossilized Amber

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of paleontologists has been analyzing amber from the Late Cretaceous, but instead of using their findings to revive Tyrannosaurus Rex – like in Jurassic Park – the...

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2014-10-24 08:26:37

PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H.O.W. (Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper) is pleased to announce that it has awarded $125,000 in total fellowship and grant monies for research in ovarian cancer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141023/153998 Tilley Jenkins Vogel, MD, a clinical and research fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai/UCLA Medical Centers, was awarded the $100,000 Jacquie Liggett Fellowship ($50,000 per year over two years) for...

2014-10-23 23:12:21

The Master of Adventure is at it again! An all-new web comic created from another book by Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzana CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 I promised to take my lord to the jungle,” replied the Cambodian. “There it is. I did not promise to enter it.” And at that moment Gordon King made a fateful decision. “Wait for me here, then,” he said. “I shall be out before dark.” “You will never come out,” said the Cambodian. Deep in the jungle, King falls, breaks his...

2014-10-21 23:10:21

Medical Guardian has earned a top spot on the Philly100 List for the second year in a row. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 For the second year in a row, Medical Guardian earned a spot on the coveted Philly100 List, which recognizes the fastest growing privately owned companies in Philadelphia. Down from #41 in 2013, Medical Guardian landed the 29th spot on the 2014 list. Founded in 1988 by the Entrepreneur’s Forum of Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Business Journal and...

2014-10-20 23:10:24

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure, John Carter of Mars. Rights have reverted back from Disney. Tarzana CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announces that the movie, television and merchandise rights have reverted back to the company. Walt Disney Pictures held the rights and produced the movie JOHN CARTER in 2012. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi...

2014-10-20 23:08:47

What if Snow White were a revolutionary, instead of a pawn? Muse Harbor Publishing's Science Fiction/Fantasy Author Leslie Ann Moore will answer that and other fan questions at the launch of her latest novel, "A Tangle of Fates," Book One in the Vox Machina Trilogy, at L.A.'s Coffee Connection, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3838 South Centinella Boulevard, Los Angeles from 6-9 p.m. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Muse Harbor Publishing's Science...

2014-10-20 23:01:39

Ryan McKellar’s research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, McKellar uses the tiny pieces of fossilized tree resin to study the world in which the now-extinct behemoths lived. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Ryan McKellar’s research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than...

2014-10-20 12:27:36

MOUNTAIN VIEW and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Google to introduce DISTRICT VOICES, the latest campaign in Google's Art, Copy & Code project to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the two companies announced today. Mockingjay - Part 1 is the third film in the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise that has already grossed more than $1.5 billion at the...

2014-10-16 12:26:59

World Press Tour Kicks Off in Beijing on November 1 VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, today unveiled plans to debut the year's most anticipated film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, in the UK, Asia and North America. The film, the third in the global blockbuster Hunger Games film franchise, opens in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014 and will hold...

2014-10-15 12:28:17

WARRENTON, Va., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Educational Book and Media Association (EBMA) today announced that David Wiesner is the recipient of the 2014 Jeremiah Ludington Award. The award, named after EBMA's founder, is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the educational book business. Recent past winners include Brian Selznick, Russell Freedman, Jon Scieszka, Kevin Henkes, Sharon Draper, and Mary Pope Osborne. Mr....

2014-10-14 08:28:16

MICHAEL ALLAN SCOTT RELEASES THIRD LANCE UNDERPHAL THRILLER. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When asked about solitary confinement in an Arizona felony block, Scott said, "Some things are better left a mystery." Yet he admits to drawing on life's darker experiences to create his mystery novels. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141013/151767 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141013/151768LOGO If Goodreads reviews are any indication, readers are...


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Aswang
2014-01-20 10:15:00

The aswang is a creature from Philippine folklore and is featured in many myths and stories of that culture. Other names for the aswang are, tik-tik, wak-wak, bal-bal, and sok-sok. It was also the most feared of the mythical creatures dating back to the sixteenth century. The aswang is described as a combination of a vampire and a werewolf with bloodshot eyes. However, no definite characteristic can be established with the variety of stories and descriptions reported, but there are some...

Spectral Bat, Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and the island of Trinidad. The spectral bat can reach an average body length of...

Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”. At approximately 3.9 inches, this bat is considered medium sized. It can weigh up to .4 ounces. It...

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