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2014-12-17 12:31:17

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2014-12-17 12:25:22

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: Press Conference of the New York Advisory Committee to the U.S.

2014-12-17 12:23:24

LONDON, December 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 17 December, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 590,000 "A"

2014-12-17 08:27:56

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Whistleblowers Against Fraud (WAF) is an organization of experts that helps individuals report fraudulent activity and collect compensation.

2014-12-17 08:24:12

THE HAGUE, December 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 07.00 GMT (08.00 CET and 02.00 EST) Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) will release

2014-12-16 23:09:02

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that they have been selected to provide project management services for the Georgia Department

2014-12-16 23:01:13

While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology

2014-12-16 16:24:57

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Korean Brown Frog, Rana coreana
2014-11-04 10:05:21

The Korean Brown Frog (Rana coreana) is a species of frog belonging to the genus Rana. It is endemic to the Korean Peninsula. Measuring about 1.5 inches in the males and 1.7 inches in the females, this species is the smallest of brown frogs within Korea. Image Caption: Rana coreana. Credit: Pierre Fidenci/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Tori horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was developed and became widespread. Further crossbreeding was introduced with Hanoverian, Holstein and...

Dutch Heavy Draft
2014-06-13 15:06:40

The Dutch Heavy Draft is a fairly new species of horse from the Netherlands. After World War I they were developed for heavy draft and farm work by cross-breeding a Brabant, Zeeland-type Dutch mare and a Belgian Ardennes. Since 1925, the only horse allowed to be registered into the stud book is from registered parents. Other names for the breed are Dutch Draft, Dutch Draught or Nederland Trekpaard. It is a relatively tall horse that stands about 64 inches high. Its coat is normally...

The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.