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NASA Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Crosses Neptune's Orbit

NASA/JPL NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. The sophisticated...

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2014-08-27 08:32:24

BURNABY, BC, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - GLENTEL Inc. (TSX: GLN) announced today its intention, subject to market and other conditions, to launch a $200 million aggregate principal amount offering of senior unsecured notes (the "Notes") due in 2019. The Notes will be offered in all provinces of Canada, and in the United States, by a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. as joint book-running managers, and including Scotia Capital Inc. and...

2014-08-27 08:29:06

70 percent of Americans wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed; 50 percent of Americans prefer DIY solutions when it comes to smart homes MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new smart home study released today by Lowe's found that while Rosie the Robot is the futuristic feature consumers would want most from "The Jetsons," more than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in...

2014-08-27 08:27:52

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Raise $300,000 during September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed. More than 1.1 million Americans are living with, or in remission from, these diseases. Certain forms of these diseases are the most common types of cancer in children and adolescents younger than 20 years. Almost 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with these cancers this year. There are few,...

2014-08-27 08:27:49

1 in 3 Low-Income Families Don't Have Diapers Needed to Keep Babies Clean, Dry and Healthy NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I'm really in need of diapers for my five-month-old...I am on food stamps and can't afford them right now," is a difficult, yet all too common parental admission that typifies diaper need, a hidden consequence of poverty. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/139731 Simply put, diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to...

2014-08-27 08:27:28

SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ARCH Venture Partners, one of the largest U.S. technology venture firms investing in the development of seed and early-stage advanced technology companies, today announced that its eighth venture fund closed with more than $400 million in subscriptions. ARCH Venture Fund VIII exceeded its $250 million subscription target by more than $150 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/139842 "The enthusiasm behind Fund VIII...

2014-08-27 08:26:00

Niagara Falls, Rockefeller Center®, The Peace Bridge, CN Tower, Willis Tower, Wrigley Building, The Capital Wheel, Houston City Hall, LAX Pylons, One Liberty Place, Pacific Wheel, Toronto City Hall and Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Among Other Locations, To Light Up in Stand Up To Cancer Colors Live, One-Hour Fundraising Event To Air Friday, September 5, Simultaneously on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and 27 Broadcast and Cable Networks, with Canadian Co-Broadcast on CBC, City, CTV,...

2014-08-27 08:25:49

Oil & Gas Land Management Benchmarking Study Provides Insights into Successful Performance Drivers and Operating Models for Land Management NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The continued increases in oil & gas transaction volume and drilling activity have strained oil & gas land organizations, leading to missed opportunities in building efficiencies and capturing value, according to PwC's 2014 Land Management Benchmarking study. The study was based on responses from more than...

2014-08-27 08:24:40

List highlights successful Medicare and commercial payer ACO's MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, is pleased to announce Heritage California ACO has been named by Becker's Hospital Review in their 2014 top "100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know" list. The list, selected by Becker's editorial team, highlights successful Medicare and commercial payer ACO's for inclusion based on the number of...

2014-08-27 08:22:47

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin J. Lyons, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), will make a presentation to institutional investors at the Barclays Energy-Power Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The presentation will be available live via an Internet broadcast beginning at 1:45 p.m. ET on Sept. 3, 2014 at Ameren.com by using the appropriate audio link. Slides to be used in connection with this presentation...

2014-08-27 08:21:30

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company's Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous 5 year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system. In connection with award of the contract, USSOCOM issued an initial order with a value of $14.3 million dollars...


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Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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