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Scientific Name Finally Given To A Widely Distributed Red Alga From New Zealand
2013-03-28 16:06:17

The most commonly occurring red alga in the algal order Bangiales in New Zealand has at last received a formal scientific name.

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2009-05-07 06:42:09

The origin of the massive green tide of algae that nearly wrecked the Beijing Olympics sailing regatta has been discovered by scientists.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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