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2014-07-29 23:02:29

In a new study, researchers mated worms of different species and found that the females’ lifespans and number of offspring were drastically reduced compared with females mated with the same species, and cross-species-mated females were often sterile. The researchers showed that the “foreign” sperm had broken from the female’s uterus, prematurely fertilized the eggs and destroyed the ovaries (causing no viable offspring and sterility), and traveled throughout the worm’s body...

2014-07-10 23:10:42

Penn State for the first time this summer is hosting a Summer Academy for high school students from across Pennsylvania who are blind or visually impaired. The free program runs from July 13 to August 1. University Park, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Imagine venturing across a high-ropes course for the first time, balancing on cables two stories above the ground. Now imagine doing it if you were blind. A high-ropes course is just one of many challenges on tap this summer for students...

2014-07-10 23:07:03

Free security analytics service available to any organization to measure the effectiveness of their security investments. University Park, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State, in partnership with Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced that the top 25 percent of vulnerability management contributors scanned their networks nearly continuously and had an...

Indiana State Parks Have A Shot At Recovery Through Regulated Deer Hunts
2014-07-10 03:14:39

Purdue University Regulated deer hunts in Indiana state parks have helped restore the health of forests suffering from decades of damage caused by overabundant populations of white-tailed deer, a Purdue study shows. A research team led by Michael Jenkins, associate professor of forest ecology, found that a 17-year-long Indiana Department of Natural Resources policy of organizing hunts in state parks has successfully spurred the regrowth of native tree seedlings, herbs and wildflowers...

2014-06-20 16:21:50

REVOLT aligns community-building efforts with Harlem business alliances to make a larger and collective impact on charity and commerce; Luke James set to perform NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, REVOLT TV announced a new partnership with Harlem Park to Park (HP2P), a network of businesses committed to community development in Harlem. REVOLT formed the partnership to align efforts in adding to the economic development of the Harlem community while raising funds for the...

2014-06-03 23:07:56

Rochester Yoga In the Park has announced their open event on June 14, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. The event, taking place at Rothfuss Park in Penfield, NY (1648 Five Mile Line Road Penfield, NY 14526) is free to the public and will include three sixty minute yoga classes taught by Jennifer Morgan, and Tiffany Weil. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Rochester Yoga In the Park has announced their open event on June 14, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. The event, taking place at Rothfuss...

2014-04-28 08:24:08

Twenty-five of the world's most amazing sculpture gardens have been hand-selected for a new web article on Best Value Schools. PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The education website Best Value Schools has just released a new article about the world's most amazing sculpture gardens. "25 Most Amazing Sculpture Gardens in the World" delves deeply into the subject of outdoor art. The list includes private, municipal and collegiate sculpture gardens and museums in a variety of...

2014-03-27 23:25:45

YExplore Yosemite Adventures is offering several waterfall photography and painting workshops in April and May. Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Yosemite National Park has received several storms over the past few weeks that have dramatically improved the flow of the park's famous waterfalls. More storms are expected in the coming days which is welcome news after such a dry warm winter. Waterfalls like Bridalveil, Vernal, Nevada, and Yosemite Falls have all seen...

2014-03-26 08:23:48

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks across the country. The 2014 City Parks Facts report, now available at www.tpl.org/cityparkfacts, is the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities. It is created by The Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park...

2014-02-18 08:24:10

Award Winning Country-Rock Songstress Announces Partnership to Write and Perform Anthem for NPCA in Honor of the National Parks Centennial WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving an overwhelming response from her National 2013/2014 "MAGIC" Tour Kick-off Concert and selling out dozens of shows across America including Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia, award-winning songstress Doreen Taylor has been honorably chosen to collaborate with the nation's leading...


Latest Park Reference Libraries

Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

Glacier National Park (US)
2013-03-19 14:40:11

Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The history of human presence in the Glacier National Park area is thought to begin about...

Kobuk Valley National Park
2013-03-19 12:24:53

Kobuk Valley National Park is located in Alaska, 25 miles northwest of the Arctic Circle. The park contains 1,750,716 acres of protected land, of which 81,000 acres belong to the state and to native companies, and is one of the least visited national parks in America. It was first established as a national monument in 1978 by Jimmy Carter under the Antiquities Act, during which time the ANILCA bill was being proposed in Congress. Under this bill, which was signed by Carter in 1980, Kobuk...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.