Bats have a bad rap: most people demean them as ugly, night-dwelling, disease-ridden flying rats, but these animals have enjoyed enormous evolutionary success thanks to their numerous specialized adaptations (including elongated fingers, leathery wings, and the ability to echolocate). Myth-bust and be surprised by the following 10 essential bat facts, ranging from how these mammals evolved to how they strategically reproduce.
Jonas Salk (October 28, 1914 - October 28, 1995) was an American medical researcher and physician. While serving as the head of the Virus Research Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, Salk discovered and perfected the first vaccine found to be safe and effective in preventing polio or infantile paralysis, one of the most-feared and crippling diseases of the early 20th century.
The Tibetan Plateau is an immense land, about 3,500 by 1,500 kilometers in size, averaging more than 5,000 meters in elevation. Its southern rim, the Himalaya-Karakoram complex, contains not just Mount Everest and all 13 other peaks higher than 8,000 meters, but hundreds of 7,000-meter peaks that are each higher than anywhere else on Earth.
Goldey-Beacom College Admissions Overview: Admissions to Goldey-Beacom College are not highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. Successful applicants tend to have GPAs of 2.5 or better and middling standardized test scores (note that SAT and ACT scores are not a required part of the application).
01 Of 13 World War II in Asia Photos - Japan Rising Japanese troops, 1941. Hulton Archive /Getty Images By 1941, early in the Second World War, the Japanese Imperial Army numbered 51 divisions totaling more than 1,700,000 men. With this large force, Japan went on the offensive, seizing territory across Asia.
01 Of 09 Basic PHP Syntax PHP is a server side scripting language used on the Internet to create dynamic web pages. It is often coupled with MySQL, a relational database server that can store the information and variables the PHP files may use. Together they can create everything from the simplest web site to a full blown business web site, an interactive web forum, or even an online role playing game.