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2011-05-04 08:45:00

A team of scientists, including several from the Smithsonian Institution, discovered that leaves of flowering plants in the world's first rainforests had more veins per unit area than leaves ever had before.

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Riptide Software, Inc. was awarded a new prime contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), to provide technical solutions to support the modernization of Army training ranges worldwide. (PRWEB) April 12, 2011 Riptide Software, Inc.

2011-03-25 11:56:09

In 1964 biologist William Hamilton introduced Inclusive Fitness Theory to predict and explain phenomena ranging from animal behavior to patterns of gene expression.

2011-02-14 15:11:48

Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep.

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2010-11-12 08:26:05

The steamiest places on the planet are getting warmer. Conservative estimates suggest that tropical areas can expect temperature increases of 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

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2010-10-12 23:31:21

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Bocas del Toro Research Station and Galeta Point Marine Laboratory are reporting an anomalous sea temperature rise and a major coral bleaching event in the western Caribbean.

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2010-07-20 08:12:39

Incidence of a lethal infectious disease moves at a rate of 30 kilometers per year.

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2010-06-28 08:05:21

Why are tropical forests so biologically rich - Smithsonian researchers have new evidence that the answer to one of life's great unsolved mysteries lies underground.

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2010-06-27 13:26:23

Home to jaguars, harpy eagles and red-eyed tree frogs, tropical forests support some of the rarest species on the planet and are the most biodiverse ecosystems on land.

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2010-05-27 08:02:43

Trying to stay ahead of a deadly disease that has wiped out more than 100 species, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute continue to discover new frog species in Panama.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.