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2014-05-06 16:32:17

Donation Planned on Behalf of Attendees to The Alzheimer's Association LARGO, Fla., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Palms, an assisted living community within the 88-acre master-planned

Leaf Chewing Links Insect Diversity In Tropical Forests
2014-05-05 03:53:42

Observations of insects and their feeding marks on leaves in modern forests confirm indications from fossil leaf deposits that the diversity of chewing damage relates directly to diversity of the insect population that created it, according to an international team of researchers.

2014-04-30 10:33:54

Sponges are usually considered to be the oldest living animals, having evolved before all other groups.

Mantis Shrimp Is Stronger Than Airplanes
2014-04-23 03:00:09

Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers design composite material stronger than standard used in airplane frames.

2014-04-22 16:31:45

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium for XBRL reporting in the US, announced today the publication of a new online tool, the US GAAP Pension Analyzer which

2014-04-15 10:17:55

Scientists at Chicago's Field Museum and international collaborators have reconstructed the phylogeny and biological history for the Yellow-shouldered bats in the New World tropics, the region of the Earth surrounding the equator.

2014-04-11 16:23:01

NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium dedicated to XBRL reporting in the US, today congratulated the U.S.

Fruit Flies Use Not Just Eyes, But Antennae To Control Air Speed
2014-04-11 14:20:00

Geneticists may know the fruit fly genus Drosophila as go-to organisms for their research, but a new study focused instead on how these insects go into a sort of “cruise control” while in flight.

Sunken Logs Create New Habitats For Seafloor Animals
2014-04-10 14:25:36

When it comes to food, most of the deep sea is a desert. Many seafloor animals feed on marine snow—the organic remnants of algae and animals that live in the sunlit surface waters, far above.

Scientists Find Four Eyes In 305M-Year-Old Daddy Longlegs Fossil
2014-04-10 13:42:21

A group of arachnids known as harvestmen -- or more commonly daddy longlegs -- are known from every continent on the planet except for Antarctica. These spindly-legged creatures have been creeping and crawling around for millions of years.


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Elingamita
2014-12-13 14:45:59

Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...

Meconopsis manasluensis
2014-10-27 10:18:17

Meconopsis manasluensis is a red-flowered Himalayan poppy from the Papaveraceae family. It belongs to a subgenus called Discogyne, which makes up a natural grouping of 6 or 7 species characterized by a stylar disc surrounding the ovary. M. manasluensis is easily distinguished inside the subgenus Discogyne through its multiple flowering stems, which makes it differ greatly from the other species. All of the others inside the subgenus have a single prominent fleshy stem. The closely related...

Eomecon
2014-10-27 10:06:01

Eomecon is a genus of flowering plant. This genus belongs to the Papaveraceae family. Eomecon is a monotypic taxon meaning the genus only contains one subordinate taxon. The sole species making up the genus is Eomecon chionantha, commonly known as the Snow-poppy or the Dawn poppy. The species is endemic to China. Eomecon is a perennial plant meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. The plant will typically have leaves reaching up to 30 centimeters long. Its leaves are heart or kidney...

Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp
2014-10-07 10:46:13

The vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) is a species of crustacean that can be found in freshwater vernal pools in the states of Oregon and California in the United States. In Oregon, it has been found in the Agate Desert and on the Upper and Lower Table Rocks, while in California this species can be found in thirty-two locations. It resides in vernal, or temporary, pools that hold a temperature between 43 °F and 68 °F. The vernal pool fairy shrimp varies in size between 0.43...

Tanna Ground Dove, Gallicolumba ferruginea
2014-09-10 10:54:56

The Tanna Ground Dove (Gallicolumba ferruginea), known also as Forster’s Dove of Tanna, is an extinct dove species. The taxonomic affiliation is not certain but at its first scientific discussion by Johann Georg Wagler in 1829, it was classified into the genus Gallicolumba; its closest relative is most likely the Santa Cruz Ground Dove. It was native to the Pacific Island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Forster records a native name mahk, nearly certainly from the Kwamera language. The taxonomic...

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