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2014-06-12 23:05:31

Officially-Licensed Toys Allows Kids to Bring their Favorite Mario Characters to Life Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is pleased to announce new additions to its successful line of Super Mario building sets. New, officially licensed building sets are inspired by the most popular Super Mario game titles such as Super Mario 3DLand™ and New Super Mario Bros. U™. The new building sets join...

2014-03-27 23:04:34

Web developer offers to build new health care exchange website at fixed cost of $10 million. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Metal Toad Media, Inc., a web development firm that specializes in creating websites and apps for the entertainment industry, has offered to undertake the construction of a new website for Cover Oregon, the state health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. According to the Oregonian, Cover Oregon’s current website has been fraught with technical...

2013-07-30 23:19:54

Officially-Licensed Toys Inspired by the Super Mario Franchise Allows Kids to Bring Their Favorite Mario Characters to Life! Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is pleased to announce a new addition to its successful line of Nintendo building sets: SUPER MARIO. New, officially licensed building sets are inspired by the most popular Super Mario game titles such as New Super Mario Bros. Wii™, Super...

2013-07-01 23:17:30

Officially-Licensed Toys Allow Kids to Build Their Favorite Mario Kart Characters Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is pleased to welcome Mario Kart 7 to its successful line of officially licensed Nintendo® building sets. Mario Kart 7 joins the ever-popular Mario Kart™ Wii Building Set line in the construction aisle this fall! The new sets are designed for young Nintendo® fans ages 6+,...

Traffic Harms Asturian Amphibians
2012-04-12 09:36:27

The roads are the main cause of fragmenting the habitats of many species, especially amphibians, as they cause them to be run over and a loss of genetic diversity. Furthermore, traffic harms two abundant species that represent the amphibious Asturian fauna and have been declared vulnerable in Spain: the midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) and the palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus). "But midwife toad and palmate newt populations have very different sensitivities to the effects of roads"...

2012-02-09 14:00:00

Officially-Licensed Toys Allow Kids to Build their Favorite Mario Kart Wii Characters Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, is pleased to announce several new introductions to its line of officially licensed building sets inspired by Mario Kart Wii, one of the most popular titles for the Wii console. The new building sets are designed for Young Nintendo® fans ages 6+, bringing the fun of Mario Kart Wii...

2011-04-13 21:42:52

Frog and toad skins already are renowned as cornucopias of hundreds of germ-fighting substances. Now a new report in ACS's Journal of Proteome Research reveals that the toad brains also may contain an abundance of antibacterial and antiviral substances that could inspire a new generation of medicines. Ren Lai and colleagues point out that scientists know little about the germ-fighting proteins in amphibian brains, despite many studies showing that amphibians synthesize and secrete a...

2011-03-28 09:55:00

North Queensland's third annual Toad Day Out has locals in Townsville, Charters Towers and Cairns hunting for the much hated cane toad. This event was founded by Shane Knuth, Queensland state MP for Dalrymple after he lost a dog to a cane toad, reports AFP. In 1935, cane toads were brought over to Australia from the Americas to help control scarab beetles that infested the sugar cane. They have grown to a population of more than 200 million, and scientists suggest that evolution is helping...

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Iberian midwife toad, Alytes cisternasii
2013-03-30 08:17:41

The Iberian midwife toad is found around the Iberian Peninsula in southern and eastern Portugal, and also in western and central Spain. The elevation range of this species is between 300 - 4,265 feet, but it is typically found around 2,000 feet. The Iberian midwife toad prefers dry habitats in meadows and open forests with sandy soil that grow vegetation adapted for dry regions. However, this toad relies on streams and pools for the development of the tadpoles. The Iberian midwife toad is...

2008-09-17 12:51:35

The Majorcan Midwife Toad (Alytes muletensis), also known as the Ferreret or Mallorcan Midwife Toad, is native to the Balearic Island of Majorca in the Mediterranean Sea. Discovered in 1977, this species was thought to be extinct beforehand, as only fossils were collected. Still found in the wild today, the midwife toad can be more commonly seen in zoos. In the wild it is found only in mountainous regions and gorges of the Sierra de Tramuntana. It inhabits streams in limestone caverns where...

2008-07-25 16:01:33

The Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea), is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. They are found throughout much of the south central United States from the state of Nebraska south through Texas, and into northern Mexico. Though not a true toad, they are often referred to as toads, because they are terrestrial. Great Plains Narrowmouth toads are a small (1.5 inches), flat-bodied species, with a sharply pointed snout. They are typically olive green to grey-brown in...

2008-05-15 12:05:49

The Oriental Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis), is a small semi-aquatic frog species found in Korea, northeastern China and adjacent parts of Russia. An introduced population exists near Beijing. Like other Bombina species, B. orientalis is mostly aquatic, inhabiting warm, humid forested regions. They spend most of their time soaking in shallow pools, among dense vegetation. They are commonly kept as pets. Oriental Fire-bellied Toads are the most easily recognizable species of...

2008-05-15 12:03:12

The European Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina bombina), is a species of fire-bellied toad native to mainland Europe. Fire-Bellied toads have a bright lime green dorsal traversed by black spots, and orange to bright red bellies with black bars and stripes. The skin is mildly bumpy, the eyes set high to suit a semi-aquatic life style, and also well webbed back feet. Color and body variations will be described for each of the other 3 species commonly sold as or mistaken for Oriental Fire-Bellied...

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