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New SCUBA-2 Camera Reveals Wild Youth Of The Universe
2012-03-27 08:14:50

A team of astronomers from the UK, Canada and the Netherlands have commenced a revolutionary new study of cosmic star-formation history, looking back in time to when the universe was still in its lively and somewhat unruly youth! The consortium, co-led by University of Edinburgh astrophysicist Professor James Dunlop, is using a brand new camera called SCUBA-2, the most powerful camera ever developed for observing light at "sub-mm" wavelengths (light that has a wavelength 1000 times longer...

2012-03-22 12:15:44

Researchers from The Netherlands have found that the menopausal symptoms caused by giving chemotherapy or hormonal therapy to younger women with breast cancer can be ameliorated considerably through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and physical exercise (PE). These interventions can be effective in dealing with such distressing symptoms as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, urinary incontinence and sexual problems, a researcher will tell the 8th European...

2012-03-21 14:17:05

A Dutch study of the effectiveness of breast cancer screening shows that, even with improved treatments for the disease, population-based mammography programs still save a significant number of lives. The finding, presented today (Wednesday) at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) in Vienna, will add further fuel to the debate about whether or not breast cancer screening does more harm than good. Those who argue against national screening programs say that treatment for...


Latest The Netherlands Reference Libraries

2012-06-15 03:50:16

Symbol: MUPRU Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   MUAT2 Mucuna aterrima (Piper & Tracy) Holland   MUDE2 Mucuna deeringiana (Bort) Merr.   STAT3 Stizolobium aterrimum Piper & Tracy   STDE Stizolobium deeringianum Bort   STVE5 Stizolobium velutinum (Hassk.) Piper & Tracy Distribution: Mucunapruriens(L.) DC. var.utilis(Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck...

2012-06-18 03:55:02

Symbol: DAOG Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order   Fabales Family   Fabaceae – Pea family Genus   Daniellia Benn. – daniellia...

2012-06-18 04:48:43

Symbol: CRNO4 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Synonyms:   CRCR15 Crotalaria crassipes Hook. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order   Fabales Family   Fabaceae – Pea...

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2008-05-22 18:18:54

The Dutch Partridge Dog, also known as the Drentsche Patrijshond, is an extremely rare breed used to hunt fowl. The breed resembles both the spaniel and setter families. The breed originated in the 16th century in the Netherlands and at one time was used to hunt any type of game as well as to play with children and act as a watchdog. The Dutch Partridge Dog is white with orange or brown markings. It stands 22 to 25 inches tall. The breed is fairly popular in the Netherlands, with 5,000...

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2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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