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Team Finds Natural Reasons Behind Nitrogen-rich Forests
2012-01-19 04:29:24

Many tropical forests are extremely rich in nitrogen even when there are no farms or industries nearby, says Montana State University researcher Jack Brookshire. It's because of biological interactions that occur naturally in the forests, Brookshire and four colleagues said in a paper they published Jan. 15 in the online version of the journal Nature Geoscience. Disputing some long-held beliefs about high nitrogen levels in forests, Brookshire said pollution isn't always the reason...

Image 1 - Killer Claws Help Provide New Theory On Evolution Of Flight
2011-12-16 03:57:20

New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies has revealed how dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws, leading to a new hypothesis on the evolution of flight in birds. In a paper published Dec. 14 in PLoS ONE, MSU researchers Denver W. Fowler, Elizabeth A. Freedman, John B. Scannella and Robert E. Kambic (now at Brown University in Rhode Island), describe how comparing modern birds of prey helped develop a new behavior model for...

New Evidence Says Three Dinosaurs Are Actually One
2011-12-15 13:41:51

Researchers report that they have found further evidence that genera of the Triceratops actually represent different individuals that all belong to the Triceratops genus. The three genera, Triceratops, Torosaurus, and Nedoceratops, were thought at one time or another thought to be distinct. However, the work by John Scanella of Montana State University and colleagues shows that these dinosaurs are actually the result of maturity.  They focused on a single skull that has been the...

Image 1 - North America's Biggest Dinosaur Revealed
2011-12-08 05:56:14

New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies and the State Museum of Pennsylvania has unveiled enormous bones from North America's biggest dinosaur. In a paper published Dec. 6 in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, MSU researcher Denver W. Fowler and coauthor Robert M. Sullivan from Harrisburg, Pa., describe two gigantic vertebrae and a femur that the team collected in New Mexico from 2003 to 2006. Carrying the vertebrae alone took most of a day and was a "killer" because...

2011-10-19 13:00:00

The Weed Science Society of America is spotlighting research by Montana State University on the role vehicles play in the spread of invasive weed species. Seeds can attach to tires, bumpers, wheel wells or the underside of a vehicle and travel great distances before falling off in a new locale. Lawrence, KA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 When you take your four-wheel drive out for a spin this fall, you might be bringing home more than memories. According to the Weed Science Society of America,...

2011-09-28 19:31:18

Heifers being prepared for breeding don't have to eat like pigs, stuffing themselves at all-you-can-eat feed bunks with unlimited refills, according to scientists at a Montana State University experiment station. Researchers at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory at Miles City, Mont., conducted a two-year study that showed that heifers can safely eat 20 percent less during the seven months between weaning and breeding. They won't suffer from reduced rations, and...

Image 1 - New Raptor Species Announced
2011-09-20 11:01:42

  A graduate student from Montana State University is part of a team of researchers that revealed a new species of raptorial dinosaur to the public on Monday, the first definitive troodontid theropod discovered from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America in more than 75 years. MSU doctoral student Mike Knell, MSU paleontologist David Varricchio, three colleagues, and lead researcher Lindsay Zanno, from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Field Museum of Natural...

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2011-08-07 06:46:43

By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service Dog-sized dinosaurs that lived near the South Pole, sometimes in the dark for months at a time, had bone tissue very similar to dinosaurs that lived everywhere on the planet, according to a doctoral candidate at Montana State University. That surprising fact falsifies a 13-year-old study and may help explain why dinosaurs were able to dominate the planet for 160 million years, said Holly Woodward, MSU graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences and...

2011-08-05 22:38:09

A Montana State University researcher who analyzed 100 years of data has found a significant link between extreme Montana weather and the ocean temperatures near Peru. Montanans who want to know what to expect from the weather should look to the Pacific Ocean in the fall or maybe find a way to chat with some Peruvian fishermen, according to Joseph Caprio, professor emeritus in MSU's Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences and former Montana State Climatologist. If the average...

2011-08-04 17:00:41

Researchers led by Montana State University have found a surprising condition that occurs in the lungs after an invasion of a common mold that can cause deadly infections in humans. In the most oxygen-rich environment in the body "“ the lungs "“ the scientists discovered a shortage of oxygen. The shortage resulted from inflammation and invasive growth of the mold, which greatly reduced the oxygen available to the pathogenic mold Aspergillus fumigatus. The mold is generally found...


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2010-11-17 16:24:59

Loren Acton is a physicist and an American astronaut. He was born Loren Wilber Acton on March 7, 1936 in Lewistown, Montana. He grew up on a ranch in Montana, and after high school he attended Montana State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959. While attending the university, he met Evelyn Oldenburger. Soon after, the two were married at Grace Bible Church. He then continued his education and received a Doctor of Philosophy in Solar Physics from the University of...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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