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'Special report: The evolution of the electric bus' by Automotive World - Automotive World (press release)

Automotive World (press release)
Automotive World has published a new report, 'Special report: The evolution of the electric bus', which considers the role of electrification in this most common of public transportation solutions. From smooth silent motion to the ability to operate ...

Evolution, religion, and why it's not just about lack of scientific reasoning ability - BMC Blogs Network (blog)

BMC Blogs Network (blog)
Despite overwhelming evidence for evolution, many people still choose to reject it as an explanation for how humans and other organisms evolved and developed. This attitude seems to be especially common amongst religious people. But why is that, and ...

The Ancient Armor of Fish--Scales--Provide Clues to Hair, Feather Development - Laboratory Equipment

Laboratory Equipment
Parichy's lab investigates developmental genetics of adult morphology, stem cell biology and evolution, using zebrafish and related species as models. A high percentage of the genes in these common aquarium fish are the same as in humans – reflecting a ...

Dictionary of Common (Vernacular) Names

Vienna - Austria

The website is a dictionary of common names of animals, plants and other organisms. The main principle of including a name is "as used". Search any name in any language, and in any script.

Australian Insects Common Names

List of standard common and scientific names with distribution maps, images, and notes.

Australian Insects Common Names

Online taxonomy database, based on the CSIRO Handbook of Australian Insect Names, featuring common and scientific nomenclature, distribution maps, and images of insects found in Australian territories.

United States

Searchable database of the official names adopted for use by the American Phytopathological Society in its publications. Includes diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, phytoplasmas, virus (and virus-like), and miscellaneous diseases/disorders.

Close-up View of Common Knotweed, Common Lamb's-quarters and Sheep Sorrel
United States

Photographic study by Brian Johnston of these three species, Polygonum arenastrum, Chenopodium album and Rumex acetosella.

Ecology Dictionary
United States

Provides definitions of words used in the study of ecology to enable people to better understand discussions on environmental subjects.

United States

Defines terms used in the study of fishes and fisheries.

Tico Ethnobotanical Dictionary
United States

Alphabetical listing by scientific name. Includes brief descriptions of usage and identifies cultures in which each plant is of interest.

United Kingdom

An excellent source of basic information for beginning and intermediate-level students.

Australian Herpetology Dictionary

Repository of information on herpetofauna and ongoing herpetological research from James Cook University in Australia.

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets
United States

Glossary of Latin terms used in species names, from abbreviatulus to yunnanensis.