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2014-11-25 08:30:18

Numerous Business Partnerships throughout U.S. Prompt New Hires, Including Former Altria Group Executive as Director of Marketing WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-25 08:29:42

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Arena U.S. Patent No.

2014-11-25 08:28:49

PORTLAND, Oregon, November 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Beam adds a report titled "Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2020 - New and Late-Stage

2014-11-25 08:27:14

MIAMI, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S.

2014-11-25 08:25:33

Weak El Niño conditions signal colder than normal temperatures for many parts of Canada OAKVILLE, ON, Nov.

2014-11-25 08:24:19

ALTOONA, Pa., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia.

2014-11-25 08:24:02

BLM has not comprehensively reviewed the program, including climate impact, since 1979; Philanthropist Paul G. Allen Underwriting Litigation WASHINGTON, Nov.

2014-11-25 08:23:33

-- Net earnings of $286.4 million ($0.50 per share on a diluted basis) for the second quarter of fiscal 2015.


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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'.