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Thousands Of Birds Crash Land In Utah Town
2011-12-16 05:56:57

Thousands of migrating Eared Grebes mistook the Utah town of Cedar City for a lake on Monday night during a snow storm, killing hundreds of the birds. The flock thought the town was a lake, and swooped in for a crash landing in streets and parking lots assuming they would land safely in the water.  Officials believe the birds did not compensate for landing on hard pavement. Residents said birds were falling out of the sky on Monday, crashing into lawns all over town. “They...

2010-12-02 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its...


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2012-06-15 04:51:33

Symbol: LUDU Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   LUTED Lupinus tegeticulatus Eastw. var. duranii (Eastw.) Barneby Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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