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13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Destination Ecuador announces 2014 rates for Huaorani Ecolodge program

Ecuador's leading purveyor of extraordinary nature and cultural experiences, Tropic , announces that 2014 rates will remain unchanged for 2015 programs at its award-winning Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador's Amazon. Guests will also benefit from new shared departures on multi-day Galapagos programs, a 24/7 concierge phone connection and exclusive transfers services.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Louisville Cardinal

Helmsley Trust Enables U of La s Cancer Center Research

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided a grant of $5.5 million over the past 3 years to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville to develop new treatments and vaccines for various forms of cancer. U of L 's research teams partnered with the trust with the hope to work towards one day curing this disease.

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ScienceBlogs

Ten Thousand Birds [Greg Laden's Blog]

There are over 10,000 species of bird on the Earth today. There is one blog called "10,000 Birds" for which I write a monthly article , in case you did not know.

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Hispanic Business

National Science Foundation Grants Foster Faculty Research

"This instrument has two special capabilities," explained Rowlett. "It is able to make measurements on extremely small sample volumes, which is important for working with trace quantities of valuable materials like proteins.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Independent

Stonehenge access-all-areas, half-term air fares, and a new hotel in the Galapagos: Travel agenda

You need not be US president to visit the stone circle at Stonehenge. Access-all-areas visits to the neolithic site are possible every morning and evening for up to 26 people.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

CiteULike

Evolution: Geology and climate drive diversification

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Data from the Galapagos Islands exemplify how geology and climate can interact to cause episodes of isolation and fusion of the biota across a landscape.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Psychology Today

Documentaries Are Us: Real Life Stories as Stories

Four incredibly fascinating documentary movies were released this year and noteworthy for their psychological impact. Unlike the more typical politically motivated Michael Moore-ish documentaries which tend to make you feel guilty about what you eat, think, or do, this current stream of documentaries do not represent anything more than real people-albeit in amazingly interesting situations.

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HotelChatter

Come For The Galapagos National Park, Stay For The In-House Tortoise Reserve At Pikaia Lodge

Luxury and the Galapagos Islands go together like peanut butter and jelly , so put your hands together for the opening of Pikaia Lodge on Santa Cruz island in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. It's a carbon neutral property, but green doesn't mean grimy here - it's a member of the Small Luxury Hotels group, and plonks 14 rooms amid 31 hectares of extinct volcanic craters, straddling the dry savanna of the national park and the tropical highland forest.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Public invited to RSVP for Sacramento zoo director's memorial

The public is asked to e-mail or call to RSVP a planned memorial for Mary Healy, executive director and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Zoo, who died while traveling to the Galapagos Islands. The event to celebrate the life of Healy is set for 3 p.m. Sept.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Invasive Plants In Galapagos A Global Warning

Parts of the iconic Galapagos Islands have been overrun by invasive plants from other parts of the world, according to results published in The core outcome from the study is a map and associated database that details the abundance of both introduced and native species over the landscape. This information is of great importance to managers.

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DigitallyOBSESSED.com

PR :: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden on DVD & Blu-ray Sep 9

To bring this extraordinary story to life, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann. Synopsis Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost.

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DigitallyOBSESSED.com

PR :: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden on DVD & Blu-ray Sep 9

To bring this extraordinary story to life, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann. Synopsis Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Courting a the awe of understandinga

Listening to a conversation about Charles and Emma Darwin and Darwins finches may encourage a closer look at the local species of birds, like the lady Northern cardinal above.

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EurekAlert!

Galapagos invasion is global warning

A new study led by a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia has revealed that parts of the iconic Galapagos Islands have been overrun by invasive plants from other parts of the world.

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KERA-TV Dallas

Exploring The Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are home to half-ton tortoises, tropical albatrosses, blue-footed boobies and other colorful creatures.

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Get Reading

Take a voyage with Darwin & FitzRoy at Progress Theatre

Progress Theatre is hoping to shed some light on Darwin's little known peer by performing Juliet Aykroyd's Darwin & FitzRoy in association with the Festival of Weather, Arts and Music, next week Both worked in the mid 1800s, both were men of science and faith, and both travelled on HMS Beagle, but why is it only Darwin who has gone down as a ... (more)

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Art Daily

Asheville Art Museum opens 'Humans and Machines: The Robotic Worlds of Adrianne Wortzel'

The Asheville Art Museum presents the next exhibition in its New Media Gallery: Humans and Machines: The Robotic Worlds of Adrianne Wortzel, on view beginning September 2. Adrianne Wortzel utilizes computer software, robotics, video and fictive narratives to create robotic worlds filled with humanlike creatures, historical references and scientific ... (more)

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

9.2.14: The Downside Of An Elite Education, A Wikipedia Prank & Best New Reads for September

As college kids move back to campus, one Ivy League insider says that elite universities aren't producing independent thinkers, but high functioning sheep.

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EurekAlert!

Oceans apart: Study reveals insights into the evolution of languages

This is a map of 57 Japonic languages. The Japanese Islands comprise 6,852 islands of which 258 are inhabited.

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This Is Somerset

New horizons from cruise and tour pioneers Titan

Titan, the multi award-winning escorted tour operator, has released the first edition of its 2015 Cruise & Tour brochure showcasing 20 brand new itineraries that combine the best of both worlds, with the freedom of a journey by sea alongside the opportunity to get to the heart of a chosen destination with a land-based tour.

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