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2011-02-21 04:12:00

AMSTERDAM, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and TAIR - The Arabidopsis Information Resource (http://www.arabidopsis.org/), announce their next step in interconnecting the diverse elements of scientific research. All articles on Elsevier's electronic platform SciVerse ScienceDirect ( http://www.sciverse.com/) that describe Arabidopsis genes and use AGI codes (e.g....


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Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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