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2013-07-23 23:31:09

FastCare, emergency walk-in clinics provider of South Florida, announces opening of new location in Miami Beach. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Convenience is essential when it comes to quality health care in an emergency. There is no telling when medical issues are going to occur, and so there is no substitute for the reassurance that people feel in knowing that there is an emergency walk-in clinic nearby for when accidents happen, or for when family members fall sick. These days, it is...

2013-07-19 23:03:42

Mondo, a leading technology resources provider, today announced the opening of an office in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to meeting the growing demand for its services in the South Florida market. Ft. Lauderdale, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Mondo (http://www.mondo.com), a leading technology resources provider, today announced the opening of an office in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to meet the growing demand for its services in the South Florida market. The office is located at 101 NE Third Ave, in Fort...

2013-07-18 23:19:57

Customer demands for technology services fuels expansion. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 AISG, a leading cloud and managed service provider and subsidiary of Equinox Five, today announced the expansion of the company’s newest office in Fort Lauderdale, located at 17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. The expansion will allow the company to further grow its sales and support teams to bolster its continued product and service expansion. Additionally, it...

2013-07-13 23:03:34

The Berman Law Group is offering Lauderdale Lakes car accident attorney consultations for all accident victims in Florida. Call 1-888-211-2304 for help as the law firm specializes in injury and accident cases in Lauderdale Lakes, and is committed to the community and their clients toward getting the best possible results following a motor vehicle accident in Florida. Lauderdale Lakes, FL (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 The Berman Law Group, a Florida car accident and injury law firm, is now...

2013-07-12 23:36:18

The Daily Deal Superstore is putting together a list of the greatest deals and bargains available in the market for products and services for residents of Miami, as well as vacationers looking to get the most out of their holidays. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Locals and tourists planning a trip to Miami, home of the recent NBA Champion Miami Heat, may have good reason to visit Daily Deal Superstore’s online portal. Users on the site can also locate deals and bargains for numerous products...

Tropical Forests Impacted By Warming
2013-07-09 05:37:14

[ Watch the Video: What is a Forest ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Climate experts have long thought tropical forests were largely unaffected by minor increases in temperature, but a new study published in Sunday's online edition of the journal Nature Climate Change has unearthed evidence to the contrary. According to the study authors, scientists had previously believed slight warming did not affect tropical forests due to the fact that these ecosystems...

Latest Tropics Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.