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2011-04-07 08:06:00

LONDON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Freya are Excited to Announce the Launch of Their First Blog Leading fashion lingerie and swimwear brand Freya has announced they will launch their first blog. Since Freya's Facebook page has proven so popular, Freya hopes the blog will appeal to all existing fans as well as new. Freya has chosen to launch the blog in order to report on the very latest Freya news, lingerie trends as well as fashion gossip. Plus, the Freya blog will be...

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2010-06-07 09:20:26

If you thought women's pro wrestling was a cutthroat business, jumping spiders may have them beat. In most animals the bigger, better fighter usually wins. But a new study of the jumping spider Phidippus clarus suggests that size and skill aren't everything "“ what matters for Phidippus females is how badly they want to win. Found in fields throughout North America, nickel-sized Phidippus clarus is a feisty spider prone to picking fights. In battles between males, the bigger, heavier...

2009-12-23 10:14:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ATTUS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of regulatory compliance software and services, along with its employees, has donated both cash and material goods to local charities in Charlotte, North Carolina, such as Urban Ministry Center and Crisis Assistance Ministry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081118/ATTUSLOGO) ATTUS has made it a part of its business mission to support its local community. Its 2009 donations include cash,...

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2009-10-12 13:05:00

A Central American species of spider, known as Bagheera kiplingi (B. kiplingi), represents the first known instance to science of an arachnid that dines primarily on plants. About 40,000 unique spiders have been described to date, with most considered strict predators that either trap their prey in intricate webs or hunt them down directly. The newly-discovered vegetarian spider primarily consumes something called Beltian bodies, specialized leaf-tip structures produced by acacia shrubs....

2009-06-06 13:59:35

A South Dakota rancher whose family has known hard times says he'll use part of his $232 million Powerball jackpot to help others in need. Neal Wanless, 23, whose family owns a 320-acre ranch near Winner, S.D., is to take home $88.5 million after taxes are deducted from the ticket he bought during a trip to buy livestock feed, KSFY, Sioux Falls, S.D. reported Saturday. Friday's jackpot was one of the largest undivided jackpots in U.S. history, lottery officials said. Wanless said he intends...

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2009-03-25 13:10:00

More than 50 new species have been discovered in Papua New Guinea, according to a report from Conservation International released on Wednesday. Scientists spent months collecting more than 600 animal species during a trip to the Kaijende highlands and Hewa wilderness of Papua New Guinea. New species discovered include 50 different types of spiders, three frogs, two plants and one gecko, all of which are potentially new to science. The discovery of three new frog species are of special...

2005-10-04 06:17:10

Please read in first paragraph ... Jeane Siler. Corrects spelling of firts name. A corrected repetition follows. By Holly McKenna QUEENSBURY, New York (Reuters) - Relaxing in upstate New York after a relief mission to hurricane-devastated Louisiana, Jeane Siler suddenly became a victim herself when a wake toppled the pleasure boat she was on, killing 20 elderly passengers. "I went on the cruise as a release from stress of working in Louisiana. We were having a beautiful trip,"...

2005-10-03 16:47:57

By Holly McKenna QUEENSBURY, New York (Reuters) - Relaxing in upstate New York after a relief mission to hurricane-devastated Louisiana, Jean Siler suddenly became a victim herself when a wake toppled the pleasure boat she was on, killing 20 elderly passengers. "I went on the cruise as a release from stress of working in Louisiana. We were having a beautiful trip," Siler, 76, told reporters on Monday, a day after the tragedy at Lake George, 200 miles north of New York City. "I was...


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Jumping Spiders, Salticidae
2014-06-19 08:06:16

Salticidae is a family that holds over five thousand species of jumping spiders that can be found throughout the world, including areas with heavy snowfall. Most species prefer to reside in tropical forests, but these spiders can also be found in temperate forests, deserts, and mountainous regions, among other habitats. Although the taxonomic structure of this family is well established, the closest relatives of the family have not yet been identified. Jumping spiders can range in size...

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2009-07-03 19:32:32

The Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus) is an ordinary household jumping spider. In the same vein as other jumping spiders, this spider does not build a web. Four pairs of large eyes allow the Zebra spider to quickly locate prey, pounce, and hunt. It has been noted and observed by humans that the Zebra spider is considered curious and cat-like while hunting. This spider seems to be aware of its audience and the spider responds to his audience by lifting his head and studying its observers....

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2009-07-03 19:06:41

The Redbacked Jumping spider (Phidippus johnsoni) is one of the largest and most common jumping spiders in the western parts of North America. It is not to be mistaken for the highly venomous and unrelated Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti). The Redbacked Jumping spider may inflict a painful bite in self defense if threatened, although there are not any serious medical consequences. Adult Redbacked Jumping spiders are usually about 0.4 inches in length. Although the female has an...

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2009-07-03 17:34:58

The Canopy Jumping spider (Phidippus otiosus) is found in southeastern North America and is a species of the jumping spider which lives predominantly in trees. The body of the female canopy jumping spider can reach about 0.6 inches. It has iridescent fangs that range from purple to green in color. Under the bark of oak and pine trees females position their single egg sac. In South Carolina the females lay their egg sac from December to February, and in Florida they lay their egg sac from...

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2009-07-01 10:32:52

The Daring Jumping spider (Phidippus audax), also commonly know as the bold jumping spider, is a common jumping spider residing primarily in North America. Audax stems from Latin and means daring or audacious. The average size adult Daring Jumping spider ranges anywhere from 0.5 to 0.7 inches long. These spiders are usually black with a spotted and striped pattern on their legs and abdomen. These spots are typically orange-tinted on the young, turning to white as they mature. The...

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