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2013-01-01 10:37:37

Provides scientists and policymakers with insights for selecting and managing conservation areas How can a square meter of meadow contain tens of species of plants? And what factors determine the number of species that live in an ecosystem? Science journal has defined this as one of the 25 most important unresolved questions in science, both for its importance in understanding nature and due to the value of natural ecosystems for mankind. The value of goods and services provided by natural...

Learning About Biodiversity Through Bugs And Spiders
2012-11-24 06:42:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley plan to collect insect and spider DNA from several Hawaiian volcanoes in order to better understand the origins of biodiversity, officials from the school announced on Wednesday. According to Robert Sanders of the university's media relations department, Rosemary Gillespie, head of the UC Berkeley Essig Museum of Entomology, will use a new $2 million National Science...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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