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2014-05-13 04:21:24

Conservation hero wins $250,000 and the Lilly Medal for work saving Madagascar's lemurs INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For her heroic and selfless dedication to protecting the lemurs, ecosystems and people of Madagascar, Indianapolis Zoological Society officials today announced Dr. Patricia Chappelle Wright as winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. As the Indianapolis Prize winner, Wright, a distinguished professor of...

2014-04-29 08:37:03

Dr. Patricia Wright will serve as Vice President of Professional Services NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced that Dr. Patricia Wright, former national director of autism services at Easter Seals, will join the organization as Vice President of Professional Services this week. "Dr. Wright has unparalleled passion for,...

2014-04-14 23:08:10

Dr. Patricia Wright will share her experiences with lemurs and with the making of the film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Dr. Patricia Wright, the trailblazing scientist featured in the new IMAX® movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” will talk about her work with these endangered primates in a special presentation on Thurs., April 17 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Wright, a professor of biological anthropology at Stony Brook...

New Understanding Of Why Female Milne-Edwards' Sifakas Outlive Males
2013-03-01 08:08:03

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) Researchers studying aging in an endangered lemur known as the Milne-Edwards' sifaka report that in old age, females are the safer sex. After observing these animals for more than two decades in the wild in Madagascar, co-author Patricia Wright of Stony Brook University had a hunch that females were living longer than their male counterparts. Females tend to outlive males in many animals, including humans. But in the Milne-Edwards'...

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2010-11-09 08:21:42

A new study shows how an amphibious fish stays alive for up to two months on land. It's all in the skin. Mangrove killifish are small fish"”only about an inch or two long"”that live in temporary pools in the coastal mangrove forests of Central and South America and Florida. During dry seasons when their pools disappear, the fish hole up in leaf litter or hollow logs. As long as they stay moist, they can survive for extended periods out of water by breathing air through their skin....

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2010-06-08 09:17:28

Global warming may present a threat to animal and plant life even in biodiversity hot spots once thought less likely to suffer from climate change, according to a new study from Rice University. Research by Amy Dunham, a Rice assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, detailed for the first time a direct correlation between the frequency of El Niño and a threat to life in Madagascar, a tropical island that acts as a refuge for many unique species that exist...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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