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2013-09-12 23:28:59

Hoarding experts Address Our Mess have experienced a steady increase in cases involving animals within the last several months. Specialists have dedicated their latest publication to raising awareness about animal hoarding by highlighting health hazards, environmental dangers, and how to get help. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 One of the most difficult aspects about dealing with the hoarding condition is admitting harm is done to all those who are touched by it in one way...

2013-08-20 23:27:23

Hoarding and clutter cleaning specialist Address Our Mess uses their latest visual publication to raise awareness around the potentially deadly biohazard conditions hoarders and their families may find themselves in. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Hoarding is becoming a hotbed pop culture topic. Viewers across America tune in on a regular basis to television documentary series like A&E’s Hoarders to take a peek into the tortured world of a pack rat, clutter collector, or...

Early Birds Get A Leg Up Due To Shortening Of Tails
2013-08-14 07:23:49

University of Oxford A radical shortening of their bony tails over 100 million years ago enabled the earliest birds to develop versatile legs that gave them an evolutionary edge, a new study shows. A team led by Oxford University scientists examined fossils of the earliest birds from the Cretaceous Period, 145-66 million years ago, when early birds, such as Confuciusornis, Eoenantiornis, and Hongshanornis, lived alongside their dinosaur kin. At this point birds had already evolved...

Feeding Winter Birds Not Helpful
2013-06-24 14:36:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Freezing temperatures and a layer of snow may make us feel sorry for any birds that remain up north during the winter months, but a new study in the journal Scientific Reports has found feeding these birds may not convey any benefits with respect to breeding. A three-year study that was conducted across nine woodland sites in the United Kingdom by researchers at the University of Exeter and the British Trust for Ornithology found...

2013-05-31 23:24:31

The Crossville Chronicle recently reported that a Tennessee couple had been charged with animal cruelty after more than 30 dogs were recovered from their property. Hoarding experts Address Our Mess offer advice to animal hoarders looking to protect their beloved pets. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 A report published on May 27, 2013 by Michael Moser of the Crossville Chronicle explains that a Tennessee couple living in an inhabitable storage facility had endangered...

Mass Extinction Of Pacific Island Birds Occurred After Arrival Of First People
2013-03-26 06:13:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The last region on Earth to be colonized by humans was home to more than 1,000 species of birds that went extinct shortly after people reached their island homes, new research from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and collaborators reveals. Tropical Pacific Islands, like Hawaii and Fiji, were an untouched paradise almost 4,000 years ago when the arrival of the first people caused irreversible damage with overhunting and...

2013-03-21 23:03:33

According to a recent report by The Record Herald, nineteen Rottweilers were rescued by the Antietam Humane Society from a home in PA. After “deplorable” conditions were discovered in the home, SI Restoration urges area resident to become educated on the dangers of animal hoarding. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 For a hoarder, admitting that there is a health risk lurking inside their home is extremely difficult. Hoarders tend to collect an overabundance of...

Research Suggests Eurasian Jays May Be Able To Determine Aspects Of The 'Internal Life' Of Their Mate
2013-02-04 19:51:10

University of Cambridge New research shows that male Eurasian Jays in committed relationships are able to share food with their female partner according to her current desire. The behavior suggests the potential for 'state-attribution' in these birds — the ability to recognize and understand the internal life and psychological states of others. The research was carried out in Professor Nicola Clayton's Comparative Cognition lab at Cambridge University's Department of...

City Birds Adjust To Their New Predators
2012-11-07 13:05:06

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Faced with the same threat, city and country birds do not react in the same way despite being from the same species. According to a new study, urban birds have changed their anti-predator behavior in new environments. When a bird is faced with a predator, its only objective is to escape. However, city birds do not react in the same way as their countryside counterparts, despite being from the same species. Urbanization plays an...

Yoda Worm Found Deep Beneath The Atlantic Ocean
2012-10-08 04:46:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Yoda, the wizened old Jedi master popularized in the Star Wars series of films, has been immortalized by scientists who have named a newly-discovered species of acorn worm in his honor. As Discovery.com's Amanda Onion reported on Friday, the new species, Yoda purpurata, is one of three recently discovered living 1 1/2 miles beneath the Atlantic Ocean. The worm was named in honor of Yoda because of large flaps on the sides of its...


Latest Animals Reference Libraries

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Giant Feather Duster Worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant Feather Duster Worm (Eudistylia polymorpha) is a species of marine polychaete worm of the Sabellidae family. Its range extends along the western coast of North America, from Alaska to California. It is most commonly found in the intertidal zone in tide pools and in the neritic (coastal) zone at depths up to 1,375 feet. It is often found in groups along rocks, reefs, pilings, wharves and marinas. Its common name comes from the crown of tentacles extended when the animal is under...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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