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Ammonia Emissions Reduced Using USDA Patents Method
2012-11-01 12:46:41

U.S. Department of Agriculture Capturing and recycling ammonia from livestock waste is possible using a process developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. This invention could help streamline on-farm nitrogen management by allowing farmers to reduce potentially harmful ammonia emissions and concentrate nitrogen in a liquid product to sell as fertilizer. The work was conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Matias Vanotti and Ariel Szogi at the...

Nonprescription Misuse On The Rise
2012-10-05 06:03:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With pharmaceuticals becoming more and more accessible, medication overdose appears to be a rising concern throughout the world. Researchers have found that overdose is related to both nonprescription drugs and prescription drugs. Studies have shown that there are a number of reasons overdose occurs and many medical experts believe that these studies will help them better understand the trends that are occurring. One study from...

2012-10-01 23:01:30

Lawsuit Alleges use of DuPont´s Imprelis Herbicide Resulted in Death and Damage to Tens of Thousands of Trees, and Will Likely Cause Damage to Tens of Thousands More. Vandalia, OH (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading national law firm and Ohio personal injury law firm / Ohio auto accident law firm has filed an Imprelis lawsuit on behalf of an Iowa property owner who sustained Imprelis permanent damage to trees, allegedly due to DuPont´s Imprelis herbicide....

2012-09-25 23:03:20

Comprehensive beryllium market analysis and future projections are presented in the topical research report “Beryllium Market Review” by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 By the end of 2017, the world beryllium market is forecast to reach about 506,000 metric tons, with the growth influenced by trends in the end-use application sectors. In particular, sustained demand from the telecom equipment/computers segment and the burgeoning...

Rice Products Contain High Levels Of Arsenic
2012-09-19 15:12:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In recent years, we´ve seen a number of warnings against eating the kinds of foods we always thought were good for us. We´ve been warned against eating peanuts, spinach and even tomatoes: All foods that, under normal circumstances we would be encouraged to partake of. Today, consumer advocate group Consumer Reports has issued a new warning about a food which has sustained human life for generation upon generation....


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Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga Histrionica
2013-06-25 13:44:18

The Harlequin Poison Frog (Oophaga histrionica) known also as the Harlequin Poison Dart Frog, is a species of poison dart frog with a native range from Western Ecuador to the El Choco region of Colombia. The frog is usually found on the ground of tropical rain forests, amongst fallen limbs or leaf litter. O. histrionica, along with O. speciosa, produces cardiotoxins referred to as histrionicotoxins. These moderate to highly toxic compounds act as potent non-competitive antagonists of...

601px-Echinophilia
2012-04-03 19:33:28

Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids have a number of different forms but are basically streamlined and smooth. Polyps are large and brightly colored and resemble those of members of the Mussidae family of corals. The polyps are only extended at night. Tentacles are translucent,...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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