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Learning About Biodiversity Through Bugs And Spiders
2012-11-24 06:42:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley plan to collect insect and spider DNA from several Hawaiian volcanoes in order to better understand the origins of biodiversity, officials from the school announced on Wednesday. According to Robert Sanders of the university's media relations department, Rosemary Gillespie, head of the UC Berkeley Essig Museum of Entomology, will use a new $2 million National Science...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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