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2010-08-26 12:40:00

The evolutionary history of the Thaumoctopus mimicus lineage reveals the steps it took to become a master of disguise Paul the Octopus"”the eight-legged oracle who made international headlines with his amazingly accurate football forecasting"”isn't the only talented cephalopod in the sea. The Indonesian mimic octopus, which can impersonate flatfish and sea snakes to dupe potential predators, may well give Paul a run for his money when it comes to "see-worthy" skills. By creatively...

2010-08-18 12:34:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're like most parents, your pediatrician told you at your child's back-to-school check-up how important it is that your kids drink plenty of water. But how can we get our kids to drink more water when they're bombarded each day with sugary choices like juice, soda and chocolate milk? Just in time for Back-to-School, Dr. Maoshing Ni (Dr. Mao) -- the highly-regarded wellness expert, author of several best-selling health books including Secrets...

2010-07-27 08:08:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it be a souffle, a spaghetti carbonara or just a perfectly flipped and folded omelet, for many Americans there is that one dish that is their signature one or the one they dream of perfecting. While four in five U.S. adults (79%) say they enjoy cooking, just three in ten (30%) say they love it and almost half (49%) say they enjoy it when they have the time. One in five Americans say they either do not enjoy cooking (14%) or do not cook (7%)....

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2010-07-09 10:25:00

At the end of June, ESA's six astronaut candidates were thrown out of a helicopter, left to drift at sea and abandoned under the hot Mediterranean sun "“ but luckily they were well-trained and under supervision. Astronauts have to be prepared for almost everything in space, but also anything on the ground. This could be, for example, an emergency landing in a faraway place: spacecraft leaving the International Space Station may be forced to come down in the sea, desert, tropical...

2010-06-16 10:08:00

MARIETTA, Ga., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- My Tarp, the seller of truck tarps, covers, screens and shades, is now able to create custom made tarps and covers for their customers. Custom tarps are available in canvas, poly, vinyl, vinyl coated mesh and Recacril fabrics. Color options that are available depend on the material that is being used for the custom truck tarp or cover. Steve Gao, Customer Service Manager of My Tarp (http://www.mytarp.com), said, "Offering custom made products is...

2010-06-14 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooking Light launches a nationwide search to find the chef with the healthiest and most innovative cooking approach. The contest, searching for a self-taught or professionally-trained chef, launches today at CookingLight.com/castingcall. It runs through August 14, 2010. Entrants must submit a three-minute prep-to-plate video of a healthy, original recipe on which they will be judged. Four finalists will be chosen from the entries to compete in a live...

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2010-06-01 08:05:00

We're not losing our collective ability to cook -- it's just that the skill set has changed The home-cooked meal is alive and well, says a University of British Columbia researcher. It just doesn't look, taste or feel like a Leave-it-to-Beaver meal from the 1950s. Dean Simmons is a recent graduate of UBC's Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems program, where his research focused on the practice and significance of domestic cooking to families in British Columbia. He presented the...

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2010-05-24 15:17:22

NASA, which pioneered the technology used for the satellite-aided search and rescue capability that has saved more than 27,000 lives worldwide since its inception nearly three decades ago, has developed new technology that will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk of rescuers. The Search and Rescue Mission Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in collaboration with several government agencies, has developed a next-generation...

2010-04-30 13:00:00

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- 1-800-PREPARE.com (C) today announced a partnership with Tough Gear, the manufacturer of Survival Straps (C) to help support American troops and defend their country. Whenever a Survival Strap is purchased through 1-800-PREPARE.com, an identical Survival Strap will be sent to a soldier serving the United States. 1-800-PREPARE.com and Tough Gear both recognize and stress the importance of being prepared and helping...

2010-04-28 06:50:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Camouflage, Santa Cruz mainstay in the business of providing intimate apparel and inspiring safe, creative intimate exploration since 1980, today announces the 30th anniversary of the Camouflage brand. Continuing the model established by founder Joan Levine in 1980, new owners since 2006 Ken Vinson and Shannon Collins are keeping the company abreast of the times by refining their website and venturing further into the on-line market, while...


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10 Tips To A Great Summer
2012-07-16 20:56:36

With the start of summer upon us, we start thinking of things to do on the weekend and how to keep the kids busy. Here are a few things that may just help accomplish that and also to stay safe during this summer. #1 Weather is always a big player in whichever season it maybe, but the summer is a when the United States experiences some of its most severe weather such as Tornadoes and Hurricanes. The best tip for this is to be prepared. If the National Weather Service issues a watch or...

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2010-10-21 17:34:41

Morse code is a form of textual transmission as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that are interpreted by a skilled listener. International Morse Code encodes the Roman alphabet, Arabic numerals, and a small set of punctuation as standardized sequences of short and long "dots" and "dashes". Since many non-English languages have more than 26 letters there are extensions to the Morse alphabet. The speed of Morse code is measure in WPM. A dot is one "on" element followed by an off...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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