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Brown Widow Spiders Becoming More Prevalent In California
2012-07-03 05:27:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online First discovered in Florida in 1935, Brown widow spiders are still considerably new to North America. However, after being discovered in southern California in 2003, they have been so successful that they may be displacing native black widow spiders. Researchers believe that the overall hazard to homeowners may decrease because brown widow spider bites are less toxic than those of native western black widow spiders. In the...

2007-11-22 06:00:24

By Sternadori, Miglena Mantcheva The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the war on Iraq and the frequent ethnic conflicts around the world have spurred many news stories about Islam and religious fanaticism. Recently, a new sensation emerged: Muslim women who blow themselves up in suicide bombings were depicted as mysterious figures, sometimes veiled and sometimes in high heels. The Western world was disturbed. At least on the surface, Islamic terrorists had become more gender-liberated than the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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