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2013-08-28 23:20:05

Conferences Will Highlight Biodiversity and Urban Waterways Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting two online education conferences for teachers and students Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 that offer a look into how Smithsonian conservation biologists are helping save frog populations from extinction and ways to facilitate citizen scientist projects for students. The sessions bring together experts from the Smithsonian Conservation...

Apple TV Adds Disney, The Weather Channel And Vevo
2013-08-27 18:03:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The Disney Channel, Disney Channel XD, The Weather Channel, the Smithsonian and Vevo are now available to Apple TV owners. Apple quietly released the update this morning, adding the five new channels alongside the new iTunes Festival channel. The iPhone maker has been steadily adding new features and content to their Apple TV offering amidst long-whispered rumors that they’ll one day release either a separate set-to box or...

Carnivorous Mammal Discovery First In 35 Years For The Americas
2013-08-15 11:30:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time in more than three decades, a new carnivorous mammal species has been discovered in the Western hemisphere, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday. According to Joseph Stromberg of Smithsonian.com, the creature is a member of the raccoon family known as the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), and it is native to the cloud forests of Columbia and Ecuador. Dr. Kristofer Helgen, the...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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