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2014-08-11 23:04:08

EDS-Koha Helps National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Users Access Library Resources in Easy and User-Friendly Way Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand launched the EBSCO Discovery Service™ API with Koha in April 2014 and is quickly finding success. NIWA sought to implement the EDS API from EBSCO Information Services into their existing Koha – an open source library management system - to...

Sea Creature Believed To Be Extinct Rediscovered In New Zealand
2014-06-18 12:57:16

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Recently, Dr. Paul Taylor and some colleagues from the Natural History Museum of London found fossilized remains of Protulophila -- small hydroids similar to jellyfish -- on rocks dated to less than a half-million years ago. These creatures were thought to only be present in the Middle East and Europe, becoming extinct four million years ago. However, a recent discovery in New Zealand has revealed the creature may still exist. The...

Researchers Find King-sized Crustacean In Deep Pacific Trench
2012-02-03 08:48:10

During an expedition to the Kermadec Trench north of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean researchers discovered a ℠supergiant´ amphipod measuring 10 times the size of typical amphipods. Typically deep sea amphipods are about an inch long (2-3 centimeters) with the exception of the ℠giant´ amphipod found in Antarctica which can be up to 4 inches long (10 centimeters). But the latest discovery, in the world´s deepest ocean at depths of 23,000 feet, measures an...

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2005-01-06 07:57:18

WELLINGTON (AFP) -- New Zealanders complaining about unseasonal summer rain in recent weeks have received proof of changing climatic conditions after icebergs were sighted in local waters for the first time since 1948. The icebergs were see in the Southern Ocean, about 700 kilometres (420 miles) southeast of the South Island, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said Thursday. They were a hazard to all shipping, including yachts participating in the Vendeeglobe...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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