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George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which...

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth...

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
2013-11-22 11:59:03

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 1,530,647 acre United States National Forest located in northern Wisconsin within the United States. Much of the old growth forest within the area was ruined by logging early in the 20th century. Some of the trees that remain growing there today were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. As they are legally two separate national...

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
2013-11-22 11:53:36

The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is the largest of the National Forests in Montana of the United States. Covering 3.36 million acres, this forest is broken into 9 separate sections and extends across 8 counties in the southwestern region of the state. President Theodore Roosevelt gave a name to the two forests in 1908 and they merged in 1996. The forest headquarters are found in Dillon,...

Bitterroot National Forest
2013-11-22 11:33:19

Bitterroot National Forest is made up of 1.587 million acres in west-central Montana and eastern Idaho, of the United States. It is located mostly in Ravalli County, Montana, but also as acreage in Idaho County, Idaho, and Missoula County, Montana. As it was founded in 1898, it is located in the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains with elevations ranging from 2,200 feet along the Salmon River...

Barnum Brown
2013-10-14 11:03:30

Barnum Brown (February 12, 1873 – February 5, 1963) was an American Paleontologist best known for his contributions to the American Museum of Natural History, and his discovery of the first documented Tyrannosaurus rex remains. Brown was known less as a published paleontologist and more often as an energetic excavator, perhaps the greatest fossil collector of all time. Barnum Brown was...

Edward Drinker Cope
2013-10-14 10:26:18

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American Paleontologist and a founder of the Neo-Lamarckism school of thought. Despite little formal scientific training, Cope was one of the most prolific researchers in his field, publishing 1,400 papers during his lifetime. His expeditions and dedication enabled him to discover, describe and name more than 1,000 vertebrate...

Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata
2013-10-07 11:46:22

The Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata) also commonly called Blue Quail or cotton top, is a species of the New World quail family. It’s a bluish gray bird located in the arid regions of the Southwestern United States to Central Mexico. This species is an early offshoot of the genus Callipepla, diverging in the Pliocene. This bird is named for the scaly appearance of its breast and the...

GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)...

Android
2013-09-24 14:14:28

An android, also known as a synthetic organism, is a robot designed to look like a human, with emphasis on realistic skin and movement. The name “android” has been used in science fiction stories in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary found that the earliest use of the word Android was most likely in Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, which referred to St. Albertus Magnus’s...