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Feathers Of Migrating Birds Carry Plant Fragments To New Locations
2014-06-12 12:14:13

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online One question that biologists have is why do plants grow in the northern regions of North America and southern regions of South America, but nowhere in between? Researchers have discovered a possible explanation to why this happens. Migratory birds from the Arctic harbor fly to South America with small fragments of plants in their feathers. Over the last several decades, scientists have speculated on this idea but have gone without...

Moss Still Lives After 1500 Years Buried In Antarctic Ice
2014-03-17 14:57:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online British researchers who typically study polar moss samples because they provide indications of past climate conditions have found that Antarctic moss can survive trapped under ice for over 1,500 years. While some plant material has been brought back to life after 20 years of being frozen, only microbes have been shown to be capable of thousand-year feats of revival; that is until now. "These mosses were basically in a very long-term...

2014-02-13 16:26:04

Poll of 25,000 shows Dating Choices Change with Names LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- How many people would date someone named Bertha? How about Adolf? According to a survey conducted by BabyNames.com, a name can make or break a love match. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140213/NY65118LOGO) "Names do have an effect on choosing a mate," says name expert Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. The website conducted a three-year survey with over 25,000...

High-fiber Salad Bar May Help Roly-poly Pikas Survive Climate Change
2013-12-18 13:58:16

University of Utah In some mountain ranges, Earth's warming climate is driving rabbit relatives known as pikas to higher elevations or wiping them out. But University of Utah biologists discovered that roly-poly pikas living in rockslides near sea level in Oregon can survive hot weather by eating more moss than any other mammal. "Our work shows pikas can eat unusual foods like moss to persist in strange environments," says biology professor Denise Dearing, senior author of the new...

2013-02-17 23:00:13

Special Program offers Free Oil and Filter Changes for Car Purchased from Auto Group. (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Moss Bros. Auto Group, the Inland Empire´s premier family-owned auto group, announced the launch of its ℠Lifetime Oil & Filter Change´ program. Any vehicle purchased from the wide variety of Moss Bros. Auto Group dealerships on or after January 1, 2013 is automatically eligible for free lifetime oil and filter changes for as long as the customer owns the...


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Reindeer Moss, Cladonia rangiferina
2005-06-02 10:18:18

Reindeer moss is a moss belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. It grows in both temperate and cold climate areas. It has had great economical importance, since it is the main fodder for reindeers. It can also be used in the making of aquavit and is sometimes used as decoration in glass windows. Reindeer moss is actually another name for reindeer lichen. This lichen is found in the Alpine tundra and can survive in the cold. Image Caption: Reindeer Moss photographed in White Oak Mountain,...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.