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2008-10-14 12:00:32

On an almost daily basis, Jeff Peterson, MD, would be informed that there were "beaucoup de malades nomads" --many sick people--who had come by camel in search of medical assistance. Most of them had never received any medical care before. Peterson, who was the physician in Running the Sahara, a documentary film that chronicles the incredible journey of three runners' ultra-endurance expedition through Africa's Sahara Desert, had anticipated that such a need might arise. What he...

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2008-10-01 10:50:00

Reconstructing the climate of the past is an important tool for scientists to better understand and predict future climate changes that are the result of the present-day global warming. Although there is still little known about the Earth's tropical and subtropical regions, these regions are thought to play an important role in both the evolution of prehistoric man and global climate changes. New North African climate reconstructions reveal three "Ëœgreen Sahara' episodes during...

2008-09-28 03:00:22

By Bellantone, V Carofalo, I; De Tomasi, F; Perrone, M R; Santese, M; Tafuro, A M; Turnone, A ABSTRACT Ground-based particulate matter (PM) samplers, an XeF Raman lidar operating in the framework of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET), and a sun/sky radiometer operating in the framework of the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) have been used to characterize vertical profiles, optical and microphysical properties, and chemical composition of aerosols during the 29 June-1...

2008-09-24 12:00:22

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ND, the creator, producer and director of "Raw Talent Live" announced today that tickets are on sale for the first performance of the highly anticipated spectacular, "Raw Talent Live." The show will debut at the Sahara Hotel & Casino on Friday, October 3. Tickets are $79.95, inclusive of tax and fees, and can be purchased by visiting RawTalent.com, SaharaVegas.com or by calling the Sahara Hotel & Casino box office at (702) 737-2515 or toll free at...

2008-09-17 15:00:27

Text of report by Radhouane Hafiani entitled "Military bomb disposal experts in the Sahara. Military units combing areas south of Dakhla and El Msid to realise tourism projects and to establish zones for camels to graze", published by Moroccan privately-owned newspaper Assabah website on 16 September The day before yesterday Sunday [14 Sep] military mine-clearing units resumed their activities in Sahara sites after a break of about two months. According to information received by Assabah,...

2008-08-23 00:00:24

T hey stand tall and proud in the barren desert landscape, flowing robes and headdresses protecting them from the sun - a picture of traditional nomadic tribespeople. But, on stage, the members of Saharan band Tinariwen are fully plugged into the modern Western world with a sound dominated by electric guitar. Theirs is an intriguing blend combining haunting chant-like vocals with full-on bluesy rock riffs that has been capturing the imagination of British musicians as well as audiences all...

2008-08-15 09:00:24

By John Noble Wilford New York Times News Service When Paul C. Sereno went hunting dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology. The expedition found what has proved to be the largest known graveyard of Stone Age people who lived there when the desert was green. The first traces of pottery, stone tools and human skeletons were discovered eight years ago at a site in the southern Sahara in Niger. After preliminary research, Sereno, a...

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2008-08-14 14:25:00

Researchers have uncovered the remains of a woman and two children in an ancient cemetery located in what is now the Sahara Desert. When they came across their skeletons, researchers found that the arms of the children were still extended to the woman in perpetual embrace in a cemetery that is providing an unprecedented view of how two civilizations lived there. Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago and his colleagues came across the skeletons while searching for the remains of dinosaurs...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- "Raw Talent Live," the innovative, high-energy show set to debut in Las Vegas at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in August, announced today that the much anticipated website RawTalent.com is now live. Visitors can log on to RawTalent.com to learn more about the thrilling live production, view cast photo galleries and clips of the show, read character profiles, catch up on performer blogs and purchase show tickets. (Photo:...

2008-07-14 06:00:35

Sahara Energy, engaged in oil and gas exploration and development, has sold its 30% operated working interest in one gas well located at Gold Creek, Alberta, for proceeds of approximately C$180,035. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down Sahara's existing bank debt. Subsequent to the application of the proceeds from the sale, Sahara's current bank indebtedness will be approximately C$20,000. Sahara will reportedly continue to focus on developing its lands in its core area of...


Latest Sahara Reference Libraries

Africa
2013-02-18 11:10:17

As the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent, Africa is about 11.7 sq. miles including adjacent islands. It covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1 billion people, it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-01-19 12:24:16

The sand Cat (Felis margarita) is a small wild cat 19.69 inches (50 cm) long, plus an 11.81 in (30 cm) tail. It is distributed over African and Asian deserts. The name "Desert Cat" is reserved for a subspecies of the true Wild Cat, but it would go better with this species. It lives in those dry areas that are even too hot and dry for the Desert Cat. These areas are the Sahara, the Arabian Desert, and the deserts of Iran and Pakistan. The head is conspicuously broad and the ears are large...

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2006-09-04 13:21:33

The African Mourning Dove, Streptopelia decipiens, is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in Africa south of the Sahara. Despite its name, it is not a close relative of the American Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. The African Mourning Dove is a largish, stocky pigeon, up to 12.2 inches in length. Its back, wings and tail are pale brown. The head is gray and the under parts are pink, shading to pale gray on the belly. There is a black hind neck patch edged with white. The...

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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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