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2009-05-22 13:02:00

TEMPE, Ariz., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists - scientists responsible for species exploration and classification - today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008. On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffeine-free coffee and bacteria that live in hairspray.

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2009-05-22 15:09:24

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists – scientists responsible for species exploration and classification – today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008.

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2009-02-25 18:00:00

New research published Wednesday shows that sex has been around for much longer than many scientists had previously believed, with internal fertilization prevalent among prehistoric fish living on tropical reefs during the Devonian period 380 million years ago.

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2008-05-29 08:45:00

Scientists in Australia reported Thursday they had discovered the remains of the oldest vertebrate mother ever found. The fossilized 375-million-year-old placoderm fish was found in the Gogo area of northwest Australia.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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