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Gene Revolution Reaches The Poorest Farmers In India

It's the news they have all been waiting for. After years of living under the threat of another devastating epidemic of... Read More

USC scientists uncover secrets of feather formation

'Jurassic Chicken' project may help studies of human development and evolution of dinosaurs Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 2002 -... Read More

USC scientists uncover secrets of feather formation

'Jurassic Chicken' project may help studies of human development and evolution of dinosaursLos Angeles, Oct. 30, 2002 -... Read More

Simple explanation for complex pattern of feather development

August 16, 2005 -  New Haven, Conn. - Biologists testing a mathematical model of the mechanism birds use to control the... Read More

Blight

Blight 1. To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of. vapor blasts vegetables, blights corn and... Read More

Floss

Floss 1. (Science: botany) The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk. 2. Untwisted filaments... Read More

Plume

plume 1. A feather; especially, a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather. Wings . . . Of many a... Read More

Pubescent

Definition adjective (1) Of, relating to, or characterized by pubescence (2) Describing an individual having reached or at... Read More

Plumes

plume 1. A feather; especially, a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather. Wings . . . Of many a... Read More

Gossamer

Gossamer 1. A fine, filmy substance, like cobwebs, floating in the air, in calm, clear weather, especially in autumn. It is... Read More

Lanugo

Definition noun, plural: lanugos Thin, soft, and poorly pigmented hair, and is the first to be produced by the hair... Read More

Skirt

skirt 1. To cover with a skirt; to surround. Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold. (milton) 2. To border; to form... Read More

Pubes

pubes 1. (Science: anatomy) The hair which appears upon the lower part of the hypogastric region at the age of puberty.... Read More

Web

web 1. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; especially, something woven in a loom. Penelope, for her Ulysses'... Read More

Silver

silver 1. (Science: chemistry, element) A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a... Read More

Plane

Plane 1. To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by... Read More

Owl

owl 1. (Science: ornithology) Any cpecies of raptorial birds of the family Strigidae. They have large eyes and ears, and a... Read More

Tail

tail 1. (Science: zoology) The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal. The tail of mammals and... Read More

Fur

Fur 1. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is... Read More

Ahool

The ahool is a flying cryptid, supposedly a giant bat, or by other accounts, a living pterosaur or flying primate. Such a... Read More

EDR2 negatively regulates salicylic acid-based defenses and cell death during powdery mildew infections of Arabidopsis thaliana

EDR2 negatively regulates salicylic acid-based defenses and cell death during powdery mildew infections of Arabidopsis... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More