Locally known as Tayabak and internationally known with its scientific name Strongylodon macrobotrys, this elegant plant is a vine belonging to the order Fabales of the family Fabaceae and is endemic here in the Philippines. 23 more words
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Former New Orleans, La. Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted of 20 counts of corruption, while found not guilty on one count. Nagin was the mayor of the Crescent City from 2002 to 2010, shepherding the city through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding that began immediately after. 45 more words
Scientists have identified a new species of day gecko that is the largest in its genus (Cnemaspis) to be found in Sri Lanka. To date, it has been observed only within the Rammalakanda Reserve in southern Sri Lanka, an area spanning just 1,700 hectares, raising questions about the viability of this population and hence the species’ long-term prospects. 12 more words
January 2014 heralded the publication of Kew’s latest contribution to the knowledge of the Brazilian flora: a full-colour manual to the plants of the Northwest sector of the Serra do Cipó 754 more words
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These adorable nēnē goslings and their parents were photographed last week by Kathleen Misajon, Nēnē Recovery Project Manager for… 276 more words