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2011-08-27 07:00:00

Enter to win 3 Wilson® tennis racquets per day at the Wilson Fast Serve Contest presented by Sport Court during the US Open from Aug. 29 through Sept. 11. Flushing, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2011 Sport Court® will be featured at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at SmashZone, the premiere interactive attraction during the US Open, as Sport Court partners with the United States Tennis Association. This yearâs US Open events begin August 29th and run through...

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2011-07-22 12:04:00

Ancient minerals tell story of planet's distant past Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists. Safely encased in super-hard diamond, impurities are unaltered, ancient minerals that tell the story of Earth's distant past. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 of these mineral inclusions to find that continents started the cycle of breaking apart, drifting, and colliding about three billion years ago. The research results, published in this week's issue...

2011-07-22 01:24:22

Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists. Safely encased in the super-hard diamond, impurities are unaltered, ancient minerals that can tell the story of Earth's distant past. Researchers analyzed data from the literature of over 4,000 of these mineral inclusions to find that continents started the cycle of breaking apart, drifting, and colliding about 3 billion years ago. The research, published in the July 22, 2011, issue of Science, pinpoints when this...

2011-04-13 16:23:00

"It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the Gulf" NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the BP oil disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon experts report that oil can still be found in gulf marshes and beaches that provide critical habitat for at-risk birds. Recent trips through Louisiana's Barataria Bay revealed tar balls on beaches and oil oozing through marsh grasses, a discouraging sight as the breeding season begins for dozens...


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2012-06-14 04:12:39

Symbol: ZYGR Group: Moss Family: Orthotrichaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Orthotrichales Family   Orthotrichaceae Genus   Zygodon Hook. & Taylor – zygodon moss Species   Zygodon...

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2012-06-14 08:38:30

Symbol: TOPA8 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus   Tortula Hedw. – tortula moss Species   Tortula papillosa Wilson –...

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2012-06-14 08:39:34

Symbol: TOFR70 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus   Tortella (Lindb.) Limpr. – tortella moss Species   Tortella fragilis (Hook....

2012-06-14 09:35:30

Symbol: SPRU4 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   SPCAT Sphagnum capillaceum (Weiss.) Schrank var. tenellum (Schimp.) Andrews   SPCAT3 Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw. var. tenellum (Schimp.) H.A. Crum Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses...

2012-06-14 09:35:59

Symbol: SPLE6 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   SPOB3 Sphagnum obesum (Wilson) Warnst.   SPRU7 Sphagnum rufescens Nees & Hornsch.   SPSUR Sphagnum subsecundum Nees var. rufescens (Nees & Hornsch.) Hüb. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • 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.
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