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Buttercup The Duck Getting 3D Printed Foot
2013-06-30 07:52:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Tennessee duckling that was born with a backwards foot last year will be receiving a prosthetic foot, thanks to the efforts of a 3D printing company and the folks at a nearby animal sanctuary. According to the Huffington Post, Buttercup the duckling has been unable to walk properly since being born with a deformed, partially-developed foot last November. He was just "hobbling around on it," explained officials at Feathered...

2012-04-26 13:59:09

A plant disease normally found in subarctic climates has been identified for the first time in the UK in buttercups as far south as Herefordshire. Sclerotinia subarctica, a fungus known to affect both crops and wild plants, has also been found in carrots and meadow buttercups in Perthshire by plant scientists at the Warwick Crop Centre in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. It is closely related to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum which commonly causes disease in crop...

Botanists Answer Mystery Of Glowing Buttercups
2011-12-15 09:41:34

As a child, did you ever shine a buttercup flower under your chin and witness a yellow glow to test whether you or your friends like butter? Well scientists have taken a closer look to better understand how this works and discovered the distinctive glossiness of the buttercup flower is related to its unique anatomical structure, according to a study published in the Royal Society journal Interface. The bright and glossy appearance of the buttercup petals is the result of the interplay...

2011-12-14 11:43:44

New research sheds light on children´s game and provides insight into pollination Scientists have found that the distinctive glossiness of the buttercup flower (Ranunculus repens), which children like to shine under the chin to test whether their friends like butter, is related to its unique anatomical structure. Their findings were published today, 14 December, in the Royal Society journal Interface. The researchers discovered that the buttercup petal's unique bright and glossy...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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