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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...

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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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European Fire-bellied Toad, Bombina bombina
2014-08-15 11:36:05

The European fire-bellied toad is distributed from the Central Balkans to a wide range of central and eastern Asia amidst cooler and shaded areas. This species will hibernate in dens, under stones or dead wood during the winter months. If threatened, the toad will roll on its back to display the coloration of the belly as a warning that it is poisonous. This poison also protects the toad from bacteria and fungi. The body of this species is brown, grey, or green with dark spots and a bright...

Apennine Yellow-bellied Toad, Bombina pachypus
2014-08-15 11:30:01

The Apennine yellow-bellied toad is found from the southern Italian peninsula to the Apennine region. The natural habitat of this toad includes temperate forests, grassland, swamps, marshes, ponds, pastures, and seasonally flooded land. The Apennine yellow-bellied toad comes out of hibernation in the spring and mates multiple times from May to September. The coloring of this species of toad has brown spots on the top side of its body and the belly is black and white with large yellow...

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...

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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...

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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...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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