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2014-11-25 23:02:01

Matthew Whitaker, World Patent Marketing Advisory Board Member and Former Iowa US Attorney and Republican Candidate for the US Senate, Discusses The Future of Police Work with WPM Inventors.

2014-11-25 23:01:16

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the “Top Performer” distinction. Zephyrhills, Florida (PRWEB) November

2014-11-25 23:01:04

Following yesterday’s grand jury decision not to criminally indict Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, American Anthropological

2014-11-25 23:00:52

According to a recent U.S. urology report, increased incidences of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are expected to be significant in the coming years.

2014-11-25 20:21:34

"Ambassadors of Goodwill" to tour U.S. military bases overseas for 13th time in last 11 years PHOENIX, Nov.

2014-11-25 20:21:24

Popular teen band The Vamps to perform at the winning school that collects the most jeans for homeless teenagers NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeropostale, Inc.

2014-11-25 20:20:24

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Service and the U.S.

2014-11-25 16:30:41

Retail Analytics Leader Determines Sales Will Increase Despite a Flat to Modest Decline in Store Traffic SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-25 16:30:11

The Retail Gift Card Association reveals shoppers' top gift card choices for loved ones, preferences for buying and receiving the cards, and more with biannual consumer survey WASHINGTON, Nov.


Latest United States Reference Libraries

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.