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2010-01-14 12:15:48

Genes are being tested for roles in most conspicuous variations among dogs From the Dachshund's stubby legs to the Shar-Pei's wrinkly skin, breeding for certain characteristics has left its mark on the dog genome. Researchers have identified 155 regions on the canine genome that appear to have been influenced by selective breeding. With more than 400 distinct breeds, dogs come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, fur-styles, and temperaments. The curly-haired toy poodle, small enough to sit in a...

2009-05-27 05:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoSign, the leading Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation, with more than 800,000 users worldwide, today announced its selection as a winner of the 2009 WizKids Award from Beagle Research Group, LLC. The WizKids award is presented to emerging software companies that demonstrate new and innovative solutions to business problems encountered in the rapidly changing front office. In conjunction with the award, Beagle...

2009-05-06 13:17:58

The owner of the world's oldest dog said the elderly canine is marking her 21st birthday with a party in New York. Denice Shaughnessy of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., said her dachshund, Chanel, would celebrate 21 years -- 147 dog years -- at a party in New York's Manhattan borough with a few of her closest canine comrades, the New York Post reported Wednesday. Chanel was named the world's oldest dog by the Guinness Book of World Records after a 28-year-old beagle died last year. Shaughnessy,...

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2009-04-29 06:20:00

With the implementation of cloning techniques, a team of scientists in South Korea have engineered four beagles that allegedly glow in reddish hues.  The same techniques, they propose, could aid in the development of cures for human diseases.  Though they glow red in the presence of ultraviolet light, the dogs' nails and abdomens appear red even to the naked eye because of their thin skins.  Lee Byeong-chun, a professor at Seoul National University and head of the research...

2008-09-05 21:00:07

By Jacky Runice If, in your official capacity of family travel planner extraordinaire, you're eliciting yawns and sighs and glazed-over eyes at the question of "mountains or beach this year?" relax the pinched look of irritation and go at it from another angle - from the inside out. Choose an unusual place to lodge and see what you can discover all around it. Even though 21st-century kids aren't well versed in the Wild West, young varmints might get a kick out of a stay in the Pioneertown...

2005-12-20 05:29:46

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The scientist behind the lost 2003 Beagle 2 mission to Mars said on Tuesday the craft may have been spotted in NASA pictures which indicate the project very nearly worked. Beagle 2, named after the ship Charles Darwin sailed in when he formulated his theory of evolution, was built by British scientists for about 50 million pounds ($90 million) and taken to Mars aboard the European Space Agency's orbiter Mars Express. It was due to land in a crater...

2005-12-20 05:25:00

By Kate Holton LONDON -- The scientist behind the lost 2003 Beagle 2 mission to Mars said on Tuesday the craft may have been spotted in NASA pictures which indicate the project very nearly worked. Beagle 2, named after the ship Charles Darwin sailed in when he formulated his theory of evolution, was built by British scientists for about 50 million pounds ($90 million) and taken to Mars aboard the European Space Agency's orbiter Mars Express. It was due to land in a crater on the red planet in...

2005-12-20 04:10:00

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The British scientist behind the lost 2003 Beagle 2 mission to Mars said on Tuesday the craft may have been spotted in Nasa pictures which indicate the project very nearly worked. Beagle 2, named after the ship Charles Darwin sailed in when he formulated his theory of evolution, was built by British scientists for about 50 million pounds ($90 million) and taken to Mars aboard the European Space Agency's orbiter Mars Express. It was due to land in a crater on...

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2004-12-02 15:55:15

Few images are more startling than seeing active weather from the surface of another planet. The evidence of clouds, sunset, and twisters raises the prospect of what a future Earth-like world might present to its first observer. The Mars case is an instance of seeing patterns in the clouds. JPL -- Cloud watching has been one duty of NASA's Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover within the red planet's Meridiani Planum region. The robot is now wrapping up its exploration of "Burns Cliff" inside...


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2008-05-22 18:12:33

The Drever, also known as the Swedish Dachsbracke, is a scent hound, bred to hunt hares, roe deer, and fox. It may be a combination of the Westphalian Dachsbracke and a beagle. The first Drever was registered in Sweden in 1913. The body of the Drever is similar to most hunting dogs in appearance, yet its legs are very short. The tallest Drever stands 15 inches high, much shorter than most hunting hounds. The breed typically is kept solely as a hunting dog and rarely ever used as a...

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2008-05-06 22:31:06

The Beagle is a medium sized scent hound developed for tracking rabbits and other game. It has a keen sense of smell which makes it a popular hunting breed. The Beagle resembles the Foxhound and has existed in type for over 2,000 years. The modern form of the Beagle was developed in the 1830s from several breeds, including the Southern Hound, the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, and possibly the Harrier. The Beagle stands between 13 and 16 inches high and weighs between 18 and 35...

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2007-12-18 11:19:38

The American Foxhound is a scent hound related to the English Foxhound. They are fairly large dogs, weighing anywhere from 40 to 75 pounds, and ranging from 21-28 inches tall. The body of the Foxhound is narrow, and it has very long, straight legs. The Foxhound has a large skull, low and wide-set ears, a long muzzle, and wide-set hazel or brown eyes. The Foxhound bears a slight resemblance to the Beagle; however it is a larger, taller breed. The lifespan of the breed is generally 10 to 13...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'