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2014-09-10 02:30:05

Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press When researchers studying several bird-pollinated species of Impatiens flowers in the mountains of western Cameroon noticed one with an odd, upwardly curving nectar spur, they couldn't imagine how any sunbird could ever sip from it. After recording visitors to the flower continuously for a period of days, they had their answer, which they report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 8. When sunbirds insert their beaks into those...

2014-08-31 23:00:41

Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever and affects people in virtually every part of the country. AllergyEasy doctors help patients build up immunity to ragweed pollens and stop overreacting to them with hay-fever-like symptoms - and it's as easy as a few drops under the tongue. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 For many, fall turns daily life into an allergic mess, and ragweed is likely the culprit. Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever and affects 10 to...

2014-08-19 23:14:11

From Aprilaire, the leaders in indoor air comfort: As fall approaches, try these 3 easy tips for reducing the symptoms of ragweed allergies without taking more medicine. Madsion, WI (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In 2014, many allergy sufferers will try and meet the longer ragweed season with a new arsenal of products to relieve their sneezing, itching and coughing. And one of these wonder products won’t come from the pharmacy but the farmers market, as people turn to locally produced honey...

Bumblebees Able To Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
2014-08-01 03:55:22

University of Exeter Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal color, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter. Unlike nectar, bees do not ingest pollen whilst foraging on flowers, and so until now it has been unclear whether they are able to form associative relationships between what a flower looks like and the quality of its pollen. The study...

2014-06-18 23:02:20

Millions of workdays are lost each year due to seasonal allergies. JanPro of Columbus, a janitorial cleaning company, offers solutions for maintaining an irritant-free workplace during the summer months, while finding the right contractor to do the job. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 We are in the throes of allergy season. Summer is the time we open our windows, let in the fresh air, and reboot on energy. Unfortunately, with the fresh air, pollen and other allergens enter into the...

2014-06-11 08:27:57

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - TWO THIRDS OF PARENTS SAY ALLERGIES, INCLUDING HAY FEVER, ARE RUINING THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES - A FIFTH OF ADULTS DREAD SUMMER BECAUSE OF THEIR HAY FEVER - BRITISH SUFFERERS WILL SPEND GBP384 MILLION TREATING ALLERGIES THIS YEAR ALONE[1] The true scale of the allergy epidemic is revealed in the British Airborne Allergy Report* commissioned by air purification specialists Fellowes...

pollen in the atmosphere
2014-06-01 02:40:19

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Researchers study water cycle and cloud formation and design computer algorithm models to understand impact In the past, many atmospheric scientists believed that pollen particles probably had a negligible effect on climate because they were so big. In recent years, however, as they began to realize that pollen particles were not as sturdy as they once thought, they have been rethinking their old assumptions. "Pollen can rupture and...

2014-05-30 16:24:47

Learn your triggers to minimize exposure CHICAGO, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes -- for the nearly 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies, these are the true rites of spring. Recognizing symptoms, minimizing exposure and consulting with your physician about appropriate treatments are all ways to not just survive but thrive outdoors in an allergy season that some experts are already calling the "pollen vortex". "With warmer...

Spring Allergies Are Hard To Avoid
2014-05-28 06:25:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the spring and summer, flowering grasses turn the world into a beautiful vision of green. These same grasses also turn allergy sufferers into hermits, hiding in their houses from pollen. Doctors and other clinicians have traditionally advised allergy sufferers to be aware of the pollen concentrations during the day and to reduce their outdoor activities during this season. But is it really that easy to avoid grass pollen? A...

2014-05-16 04:22:09

Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Brooklyn Pediatrician identifies and discusses ways the parents can determine whether or not their child has the common cold, or the onset of allergies, in response to an article published by Sciencedaily.com. BOHEMIA, N.Y., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn Pediatric Center, reveals the differences between the common cold and allergies among children according to an article published by Sciencedaily.com....


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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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