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2012-10-05 14:29:50

Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees, according to a Yale paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Yale researchers examined the fossil record and genetic makeup of 489 out of more than 600 living conifer species and discovered that while most conifers belong to ancient lineages, most Northern Hemisphere species, including the majority of pines and spruces, appeared...

2012-09-21 23:01:22

Monique Walton and Andia Winslow, filmmakers of “Still Black, at Yale”, will be on hand at a special screening at GateWay Community College on October 3. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Monique Walton and Andia Winslow, filmmakers of “Still Black, at Yale”, will be on hand at a special screening at GateWay Community College, at 3:30 and 7 p.m., Oct. 3, in the IE Building, Copper Room. After the screenings, discussions with the filmmakers will follow. Walton...

Diseased Trees Are A New Source Of Climate Gas
2012-08-08 10:03:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies asserts that diseased trees may be a significant new source of methane gas that causes climate change. The study, "Elevated Methane Concentrations in Trees of an Upland Forest," which will be published in Geophysical Research Letters sampled sixty trees at the Yale Myers Forest in northeastern Connecticut. The Yale Myers Forest is 7,480 acres of mixed...

Sustainable Future: Alternative Energy Source From Rivers Flowing Into Oceans
2012-07-29 09:23:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many energy experts envision a future that includes a variety of green energy solutions. Wind, hydroelectric, and solar power currently dominate the renewable power sector, but a new process described in the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series could usher in a new genre of electric power-generating stations. According to the podcast, which was...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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