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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...

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...

Flowering Plants Evolved 100 Million Years Earlier Than Believed
2013-10-02 07:55:56

[ Watch the Video: Flowering Plants Arose In The Early Triassic ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland have uncovered evidence suggesting flowering plants evolved 100 million years earlier than previously believed, according to new research appearing in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science. Flowering plants evolved from extinct plants related to conifers, cycads, ginkgos and seed ferns, and the...

Worst Cities For Allergies 2013
2013-09-18 12:46:54

[ Watch the Video: Is Your City High On The Allergy List? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Dayton, Ohio – the Midwest US appears to be the worst place for fall allergies this year, according to a new list from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The list ranked Wichita, Kansas as the No. 1 worst city for fall allergies in 2013, followed by Jackson, Mississippi and Knoxville, Tennessee. To create the list, the...

2013-09-11 23:22:35

Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists of Northern Virginia, P.C. wants to share some tips on how to manage your fall allergies this season. Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Fall is just about here which means different allergy triggers to be cautious about. Fall allergies include: ragweed, molds and dust mites. More than 35 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies which includes fall allergies. Knowing which triggers affect you the most will help you better...

2013-08-13 23:02:42

Akron General's Chief of Allergy Bela Faltay, MD, is available to provide practical coping tips. Infographic with relief tips included. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The record spring rains and the damp summer season occurring throughout the Midwest this year have resulted in conditions that are wreaking havoc on the eyes and the sinuses of allergy sufferers. This is due to the proliferation of weed pollen, particularly ragweed. "Ragweed season could potentially be more...

2013-07-25 23:26:11

In the July 2013 issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Dr. Charles Andrews of Biogenics Research Chamber in San Antonio, Texas describes the use of the mountain cedar season as a valuable tool for the assessment of new allergy medications and vaccines. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 In the July 2013 issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, investigators in San Antonio, Texas describe the use of the mountain cedar season as a valuable tool for the...

2013-06-06 23:00:28

Luxury Bath´s bathroom showers can help with the outbreak of bad allergies this spring. Allergies have been worse than previous years, according to USA Today report, and using Luxury Bath´s bathroom showers may help ease the allergy burden. Glendale Heights, IL (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 This spring Luxury Bath´s bathroom showers and shower spas are helping to relieve harsh allergies. Allergies have become worse than previous years, with climate change being the possible culprit,...

2013-04-30 10:32:23

Sperm cell release can be triggered by tightening the grip around the delivery organ, according to a team of nano and microsystems engineers and plant biologists at the University of Montreal and Concordia University. Concordia's nanobiotech team devised a microchip that enabled the University of Montreal biologists to observe what happened when pollen tubes — the sperm delivery tools used by plants — tried to negotiate a microscopic obstacle course. The pollen tubes were exposed...


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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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  • 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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