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turkey vulture
2014-11-28 03:15:53

How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals?

2014-11-25 12:24:55

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clark Charitable Foundation has pledged $5 million to expand the A.

2014-11-19 20:22:44

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr.

digitizing bees
2014-08-13 07:29:13

The Smithsonian is recruiting volunteers to help them digitize documents like handwritten Civil War journals, letters written by famous artists and century-old botany specimen labels so that these nuggets of American history can educate and entertain Web surfers throughout the world.

2014-06-18 23:09:36

Digital Badges Motivate Students Through Personal Exploration and Online Conferences Reveal the Work of Experts Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 18, 2014

2014-06-12 12:31:01

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will host a special naturalization ceremony and presentation of the James Smithson

2014-06-02 23:00:56

World's First Global Education Scholarship Fundable Through Bitcoin : Spring 2014 grants to benefit California teachers and students, followed by K-12 schools nationwide this Fall

2014-05-15 23:05:34

Sponsored by Disney and Target, IMMERSION 2014 features Disney Animation Studios, the Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Stratasys, Oculus, Oracle, Bitcoin and more. Boston,

2014-05-08 23:04:40

Sponsored by Disney and Target, IMMERSION 2014 features Disney Animation Studios, the Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Stratasys, Oculus, Oracle, Bitcoin and more. Boston,

2014-05-05 12:25:47

10-Year Deal Combines the Content and Expertise of the Smithsonian with the Leading Creator of Educational Digital Media WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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