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Alpine Rock Cress Uses Ribonucleic Acid To Tell When It’s The Right Time To Flower
2013-06-10 15:52:15

Max Planck Institute Perennial plants flower only when they have reached a certain age and been subjected to the cold. These two circumstances prevent the plant from starting to flower during winter. George Coupland and his fellow scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have now discovered that the Alpine rock cress determines its age based on the quantity of a short ribonucleic acid. Perennial plants carefully balance periods of growth and...

Decline In Snowfall Has Negative Impacts On Plants, Animals
2013-05-07 19:29:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Plants and animals that thrive in deep snowfall seasons are having a tough time in recent years as less and less snow drops down its blanket. Scientists writing in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment say the gradual decay of the Northern Hemisphere's snowfall is having an impact on life that depends on it. The seasonal microenvironment that relies on snowfall, known as "subnivium," has an effect on everything...

Monarch Butterflies Won't Migrate North Unless They Can Chill Out First In Mexico
2013-02-22 10:09:45

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of monarch butterflies from across the eastern U.S. begin a southward migration each fall to escape the frigid temperatures of the northern boundary of their range. They travel up to 2,000 miles to reach an overwintering site in a very specific grove of fir trees in central Mexico. A new study from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) suggests the butterflies require the exposure to coldness in the...

2013-02-14 23:01:26

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm discusses post-storm hazards and worker safety after winter storm Nemo. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 Massive winter storm Nemo left parts of Long Island, New York covered with 2 ½ feet of snow. The snow was so heavy it caused a bowling alley roof to cave in, reported NBC News. Power lines and trees were downed by the storm. New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman urges everyone to take...


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Winter Weather Outlook
2012-10-30 13:44:17

November 2012: A mild start to the month will be followed up by a vigorous finish as temps rapidly slide. The forecasted average for the month is to be near 40-50F, while there is the possibility of seeing 7-9 days warmer than that along with 6-8 days becoming colder than the average. The month will also include a few chances of rain totaling around a Trace-0.25in. Winter weather for the month will include snowfall amounts around 4-6in total. December 2012: The month is going to be colder...

Winter Weather Outlook
2012-10-08 09:29:22

November 2012: A pretty mild month is in store for the area as temps will average around the 30-40F range along with seeing 10-12 days being warmer. There is also the chance of seeing about 4-6 days being a touch bit colder. There will be multiple frost and freezes during the month along with a Trace-0.5in of rainfall for the month. The winter weather will include a special edition of snowfall in the range of 1-2in for the month. December 2012. The cold will begin to set in during the...

Winter Weather Outlook
2012-10-05 09:36:27

November 2012: The month is going to be a tad bit warm to start with and then quickly transition into a colder month with the forecasted average to be around 30-40F, with the chance of seeing 4-6 days being warmer and 4-6 days being colder. The rainfall will be around a Trace-0.25in. Winter Weather Impacts will include 1-2in of snowfall for the month. December 2012. Temps are going to drop off for the month with the averages being around 20-30F with a small window of 2-4 days being...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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