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Monday, 02 November 2015 21:46

Female invaders are ecologically stronger than males

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ORONO, MaineMales and females of many species are often visibly different from one another. Scientists call these differences sexual dimorphism' and it has been studied extensively by evolutionary biologists all of the way back to Charles Darwin.

But what is not yet clearly understood is how these differences impact an entire ecosystem.

Monday, 26 October 2015 19:02

The Grand is visited by 'Egyptian Animals'

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ELLSWORTH- The Grand is excited to announce 'Egyptian Animals'- a lively demonstration of the exotic creatures and artifacts from Ancient and Modern Egypt on the Stanley Subaru Stage at The Grand on Friday, November 6th at 6 pm. Tickets are general admission and $5 per person.

Expect to be spellbound! The audience will go on an adventure to Ancient Egypt with an Egyptian host. Help unravel the mysteries, myths, and legends of ancient Egypt. Learn about the history of Ancient Egypt, culture, and geography. Egyptian educators will showcase live animal ambassadors and artifacts from Egypt and will talk about the important role that animals played in this ancient Culture. They will also talk about natural behaviors, natural history, and conservation education.

Wildlife Encounters, which presents 'Egyptian Animals,' works with "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom." They are currently airing on "Animal Planet,"

ORONO, Maine The Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM) will perform at3 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 1, at Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine.

This is a 'Closer to Home' concert featuring two musicians who live and teach in Maine in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series.

Monday, 26 October 2015 18:57

UMaine Extension sheep and goat seminar Nov. 14

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FAIRFIELD University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering its annual sheep and goat seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield.

Topics will include market research, social media use, product pricing, diversifying marketing strategies, enhancing customer service and creating a brand for specific products.

Monday, 19 October 2015 18:27

UMaine Extension advises taking hay inventory

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WALDO University of Maine Cooperative Extension advises farmers to take inventory of livestock feed and forage resources before winter. Variable weather conditions this past year have created some shortages in parts of the state.

UMaine Extension maintains an online hay directory with listings of hay and silage for sale. Extension resources on estimating feed requirements and testing forage quality also are available on the website.

Monday, 19 October 2015 18:26

Black Bear 5K Oct. 25

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ORONO The University of Maine will host the Black Bear 5K at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

The race is part of the Tradewinds Marketplace/Sub 5 Track Club Road Race Series and is sponsored by UMaine Campus Recreation.

Monday, 12 October 2015 16:01

Fall racing dates set at Bangor Raceway

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BANGOR The fall season of racing is set to begin at Bangor Raceway. Oct. 12 was the first date of fall racing, and racing will continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through the end of October. Post times are 5 p.m. for Mondays and Wednesdays, and 6 p.m. on Fridays.

'We are excited to enter the fall season of racing at Bangor Raceway,' said Michael Hopkins, manager of Racing Operations at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway. 'We have some special events planned for October, and a good month of racing ahead of us that will bring us to the close of the season in mid-November.'

Monday, 12 October 2015 16:00

Challenger offers Be an Astronaut Photo Day

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BANGOR - The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is offering a special opportunity for individuals and families to suit up in astronaut attire for a professional photo on Saturday, Oct. 17, between10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

"We have a variety of flight suits and jackets, an astronaut space suit, a HazMat suit and helmets and gloves complete the astronaut look for ages toddler to adult. Participants will be able to suit up and pose like an astronaut in front of our giant lunar landscape," said Susan Jonason, executive director.

Monday, 05 October 2015 20:17

Unity research team discovers new species

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UNITY A Unity College marine biology professor has discovered a new species of tiny marine organism critical to understanding the dynamics of the ocean food chain.

Tardigrades are tiny (.039-inch, on average), distinctive looking invertebrate organisms with eight legs, 'like a gummy bear with an extra set of legs,' said Dr. Emma Perry, associate professor of marine biology in the Center for Biodiversity at Unity College.

Monday, 05 October 2015 20:17

October Star Shows at the Emera Astronomy Center

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ORONO - The Jordan Planetarium moves into October with four star-studded planetarium shows for visitors of all ages. Shows run on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 especially for younger guests. Be sure to also check out a new Homeschool show series and UMaine student nights.

Friday evenings at 7 take visitors to travel to the distant reaches of the universe and back in time. On Oct. 16 and 30, experience the life cycles of the stars and how the study of our sky has influenced humanity's understanding of its place in the universe in 'Stars' narrated by Mark Hamill of 'Star Wars' fame. Alternate Fridays, Oct. 9 and 23, take visitors back to the very beginning of life on Earth. 'Origins of Life' explores how the creatures of Earth developed over millennia and how this knowledge can help the search for life elsewhere in the universe.

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