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2008-05-07 13:40:00

An international consortium of scientists, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has decoded the genome of the platypus, showing that the animal's peculiar mix of features is reflected in its DNA. An analysis of the genome, published today in the journal Nature, can help scientists piece together a more complete picture of the evolution of all mammals, including humans. The platypus, classified as a mammal because it produces milk and is covered in a coat of fur, also...

2008-02-29 09:00:13

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Program Management, Science, and Engineering Services, today announced that NASA has awarded SGT, Inc. a contract to provide Program Support to the Constellation Program Office at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The Constellation Program Support Contract (CPSC) provides direct support to the Constellation Program Planning and Control (CxPP&C) Office. Under the contract, the SGT Team will provide program...

2007-08-03 12:20:00

Health officials in South Carolina say they have received thousands of reports of jellyfish stings in the past week from the Hilton Head Island area south of Charleston. The Island Packet newspaper of Hilton Head Island said more than 3,000 beachgoers were stung by jellyfish in that area during the last week. A check with officials at a few other Carolinas beach locations this morning indicated the jellyfish problem seems to be centered near Hilton Head. Most of the Hilton Head-area stings...

2007-07-27 15:04:11

Stinger Medical, provider of mobile clinical workstations and point-of-care technologies, ranks 75th among the top 100 healthcare IT product and service providers as rated by Healthcare Informatics, a premier publication for healthcare industries. Rankings are based on revenue resulting directly from the healthcare IT sector. "We are proud to be among this elite group of healthcare IT companies," said Gary Coonan, President and CEO of Stinger Medical. "This accomplishment is a merit...

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2005-12-03 15:45:00

TIFTON, Ga. -- Trained wasps could someday replace dogs for sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. No kidding. Scientists say a species of non-stinging wasps can be trained in only five minutes and are just as sensitive to odors as man's best friend, which can require up to six months of training at a cost of about $15,000 per dog. With the use of a handheld device that contains the wasps but allows them to do their work, researchers have been able to use the insects to detect target odors...


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Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

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2012-04-03 19:15:23

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with age of each individual, consisting mainly of eight long dark arms, and...

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2006-12-12 11:27:08

The platypus is a semi-aquatic endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family and genus, though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The unique appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed mammal baffled naturalists when it was first discovered, with some...

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