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2014-09-30 12:29:58

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus, announced four grants that will allow lupus investigators to continue critical lupus research. An additional grant has been awarded to develop a groundbreaking diagnostic tool for children with lupus-related kidney inflammation, or lupus nephritis. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121113/DC11393LOGO The Lupus Foundation of...

2014-09-16 23:06:27

Dedicated Bakery Supports the American Cancer Society with New Look for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and $50,000 Contribution Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Norfolk, VA (September 16, 2014) – Lucy’s®, creator of delectable gluten-free and allergy friendly desserts, announced today the launch of a limited edition packaging created specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. In support of the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to...

Early Human Ancestors May Have Walked And Climbed Trees
2013-01-01 09:48:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many researchers believe that one of the pivotal events in becoming human was the development of terrestrial bipedalism, or the ability to walk on two legs. Much has been made of our ancestors "coming down out of the trees." After all, the majority of our living primate relatives — for example, the great apes — still spend a great deal of their time in trees. In the primate family, humans are the only branch devoted to the...

Ancient Lucy Spent Some Of Her Time In Trees
2012-10-26 06:23:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have known that Australopithecus afarensis — the species of the well-known Lucy specimen — was an upright walking species, but they debate whether or not A. afarensis spent much of its time in trees. A comprehensive answer to this question has been unavailable because a complete set of A. afarensis shoulder blades has never been available for study. Professor David Green of Midwestern University and Zeresenay...

2012-04-02 11:13:48

It seems that “Lucy” was not the only hominin on the block in northern Africa about 3 million years ago. A team of researchers that included Johns Hopkins University geologist Naomi Levin has announced the discovery of a partial foot skeleton with characteristics (such as an opposable big toe bone) that don´t match those of Lucy, the human ancestor (or hominin) known to inhabit that region and considered by many to be the ancestor of all modern humans. The discovery is...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.