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America’s Oldest Flowering Fossil Unearths Dark Civil War Past
2013-12-03 13:14:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A reclassified ancient fossil has not only been named one of North America’s oldest flower plants, but it is also unearthing some of America’s darkest tales. In 1864, during the Civil War Union Army troops forced a group of freed slaves into involuntary labor. The soldiers forced the freed slaves to dig up a canal along the James River at Dutch Gap, Virginia. While digging the canal, the men exposed the ancient fossil with their...

UCLA Biologists Uncover The Secrets Involved In Leaf Size, Shape
2013-10-31 14:36:02

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trees, and more specifically, the leaves that adorn them, having predated human's foray into scientific learning, should harbor no mysteries at this point. However, nature continues to surprise us. Whether it is news of gold in eucalyptus leaves, as we learned last week with news out of Australia, or the simple yet profound truth of the math that governs internal leaf structure, human understanding continues to expand with the...

2013-10-30 23:00:51

Hastings Tea, the first tea lounge and boutique in downtown White Plains, invites area shoppers to leave their frenzied world behind and open the Hastings Tea door to serenity and relaxation during the holiday season. Hastings Tea is kicking off the holiday season on Black Friday, November 29, with a holiday boutique of unique gift selections and gift baskets. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Hastings Tea, the first tea lounge and boutique in downtown White Plains, invites area...

2013-10-09 23:30:29

Oakwood Veneer recently received the “Wood 100” Go-To Market recognition award from Woodworking Network for its website redesign and its impressive social media activity, including the largest Facebook following in the wood veneer industry. Troy, MI (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 “We see innovative marketing as being hand-in-hand with over the top customer service,” says Oakwood Veneer CEO Peter Rodgers. To that end, Oakwood Veneer has been an industry innovator in stocking all the...

Researchers Have Developed New Quantitative Method Of Identifying Pollen Grains
2013-10-07 13:10:51

University of Illinois Since the invention of the earliest light microscopes, the classification and identification of pollen and spores has been a highly subjective venture for those who use these tiny particles to study vegetation in their field, palynology. However, according to the lead author of the study, Luke Mander, a former postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Illinois professor of plant biology Surangi Punyasena, the limitations imposed by these descriptive rather than...

2013-09-30 10:14:03

Understanding the impact of environmental change on plant traits is an important issue in evolutionary biology. As the only direct evidence of past life, fossils provide important information on the interactions between plants and environmental change. After ten years' survey, Professor Zhou Zhekun's group from Kunming Institute of Botany has discovered more than ten well preserved Neogene plant fossil sites in southwestern China which are important to understand past climate and response of...

2013-09-04 23:19:09

Kristine Henderson, the owner of The Pleasures of Tea announces the opening of her first brick and mortar location on Long Island. West Sayville, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 On September 4, Certified Tea Specialist Kristine Henderson announced the grand opening of Infuse Tea Bar, a loose leaf tea store and tea tasting room. The location is just west of Sayville, NY, and stocks over 200 loose leaf teas and herbal tisanes, tea ware, tea accessories, and artisanal honeys from around the...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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