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2014-06-18 23:15:47

The sleep pad, made with a proprietary mix of natural ingredients, offers a new way to ease and possibly prevent ailments effortlessly. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The new sleep pads created by Earthwonderful promise to support the natural recovery process during sleep in addition to further benefits that are unique to the three different mixes offered. Earthwonderful specializes in developing products in the realm of complementary and alternative medicine. These products are...

Peat Soils As Gigantic Batteries
2014-03-03 04:45:37

Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Tubingen describe a process that suppresses the formation of methane in soils that are rich in humic substances. For this process to work, the soils need to switch between having no oxygen and having oxygen. Wetlands, including peatlands, have a high content of humic substances, which are organic compounds that form during incomplete decomposition of biomass. Under anoxic conditions, soil bacteria can use these...

2013-09-18 23:26:15

Sharon Kleyne Announces Discovery During Radio Interview with Hormone and Physiology Researcher Ray Peat, PhD. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Coconut oil and orange juice are two of the best foods to help maintain the body’s Ph and water balance, and prevent dehydration and obesity, according to Physiology Researcher Ray Peat. The announcement was made by Dr. Peat during a recent interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show. Ray Peat, PhD, is a Biologist and...

2013-07-08 14:53:30

Small and large-scale farmers in Riau province, Sumatra, have been blamed for the recent choking smoke smothering Singapore and parts of Malaysia. But scientists in Indonesia have added a third category of 'mid-level entrepreneurs'. These entrepreneurs buy unregulated access to land for oil palm and clear it by burning, seemingly unrestrained by government. Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre, who have been studying land conversion in Sumatra, say they have identified this third...

2013-04-24 23:20:29

Venture capitalist Gary Peat to bring more than 20 years of experience to growing e-signature company. Peat will focus on corporate development by creating strategic partnerships with other market-leading companies. Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 SIGNiX, the digital signature authority, is pleased to announce that Gary A. Peat has joined the SIGNiX management team as senior vice president of corporate and business development. Peat will leverage more than 20 years of experience as a...

Mangroves And Swamp Forests Important For Endangered Species
2013-03-01 05:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facing relentless human encroachment, some endangered primates and large cats will seek sanctuary in the sultry thickets of mangrove and peat swamp forests. These are not inviting places. Instead they are harsh coastal biomes with thick vegetation such as clusters of salt-loving mangrove trees and highly acidic peat soil composed of the waterlogged remains of partially decomposed leaves and wood. Because of these conditions, swamp...

Wetland Trees Found To Be Major Source Of Methane
2013-02-14 14:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While wetlands represent an enormous source of atmospheric methane, researchers taking measurements of the gas at ground level in these regions have noticed a significant drop in methane levels compared to what they have measured in the air around tropical areas. The team of scientists studied both swamps and flooded forests in the tropics. After taking ground-based measurements of methane, they found that levels of the simple organic...

Increasing Shrubs Reduce The Positive Climate Contribution Of Peatlands
2012-12-26 05:44:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bogs and mires are important ecosystems that also play an important role the storage of global atmospheric carbon emissions. According to a study in Nature Climate Change, the peat mosses, which are found in boglands and drive the production of peat, are being outcompeted by vascular plants, resulting in bog degradation. In the study, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) closely...


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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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