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A Battle For Ant Sperm

A Battle For Ant Sperm

Provided by Joshua Brown, University of Vermont And you thought the sexual battles between people could get weird and fierce? Try ants. In a new study, biologists at the University of Vermont have discovered some queen ants that make sexual...

Latest Behavior Stories

2014-10-31 12:25:08

Brian F. Martin, Founder of CDV - wants to break the secrecy code that keeps adults from overcoming the impact of domestic violence in their own childhoods. NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Child witness to intimate partner violence" is the official term for a child who lives in a home with domestic violence. Speaking to the over 600 attendees at the New York City Housing Authority Annual Domestic Violence Conference this past weekend, founder of CDV - Children of...

2014-10-31 08:24:43

When looking at hoarding you have to wonder if this was all of a sudden or a collect effect over time. MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- People often don't suspect that many people have hoarding tendencies, however there are signs that individuals are susceptible of becoming hoarders in the long run. This is a frequently asked question hoarding cleanup companies get. There is a disposition towards certain characteristics of a person who might hoard items. Also,...

2014-10-30 23:01:06

Speech Disorders and Bullying, A NoBullying Article Released Today http://nobullying.com/speech-disorders/ London, UK (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 While it’s only natural for young children to make mistakes in the early years of speaking as they begin experimenting with new sounds and words, Parents will only start getting worried as children get older and still continue to experience speech difficulties when they talk. NoBullying releases today a guide to common speech disorders and their...

2014-10-30 12:33:20

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser Joins Verizon in Special Ceremony for Groups as Survivors Share Their Stories, Tell How Nonprofits Change Lives WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise awareness and end domestic violence, Verizon and District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser joined on Thursday (Oct. 30) to honor several nonprofits that are working to combat abuse against youth and adults in the nation's capital. The Verizon Foundation has awarded $115,000 in...

2014-10-30 12:28:16

As We Mark 36th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, More Education Needed for Parents, Parents-to-be, and Caregivers to Know Their Rights in the Workplace NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though this Friday, October 31, marks the 36(th) anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, there are still constant reminders of discrimination in the workplace based on pregnancy and family status. They are people like Angelica Valencia, A Better Balance client who...

2014-10-30 08:36:51

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In November 2014, in honor of National Prematurity Awareness Month, Pebbles of Hope, a 501c3 non-profit organization, will launch its first programs to provide resources and support to parents and caregivers dealing with the challenges of caring for a premature baby in underserved areas, both in the U.S. and internationally. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155344 The organization will provide cutting edge educational,...

2014-10-30 08:32:43

Scholastic Literacy Events help schools and communities engage families and students in grades Pre K-5 by providing them with access to books and educational materials NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the release of Scholastic Literacy Events, comprehensive family engagement kits that educators can use to engage families in their children's literacy development....

2014-10-29 23:14:01

The newest blog from eHealthPath.com examines a study from sociologists at North Carolina State University regarding the hassles and benefits of planning, creating and serving a family meal daily. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Determining whether or not families who sit down together for at least one daily meal are healthier than families who eat on the run has weighed heavily on busy parents for decades. In a new blog dated Oct. 1, 2014 titled “Benefits vs. Hassles of...

2014-10-29 23:13:00

Multiple studies show horrifying facts regarding women becoming a domestic violence victims or being abused. Dr Sanjay Jain has provided information in regard to this. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Studies show that one out of every four women will become a victim of domestic violence at some point in her life. Other sources say in the United States, a woman is abused – beaten or assaulted, every nine seconds and at least three women die daily as a result of domestic violence....

2014-10-29 23:12:49

Domestic Violence is a serious problem in society today and comes in many forms, including verbal, physical and even financial abuse. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Domestic violence happens far too often, affecting one in four women in their lifetime. This total number is greater than the amount of people affected by breast, lung, and ovarian cancer combined. Many people think that domestic violence consists of just physical abuse but are unaware that in fact financial abuse...


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Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

Copse Snail, Arianta arbustorum
2013-10-14 10:29:48

The Copse Snail (Arianta arbustorum) is a medium-sized species of land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae. There are several subspecies that are recognized: A. a. alpicola, A. a. arbustorum, A. a. canigonensis, A. a. picea, A. a. pseudorudis, A. a. repellini, A. a. styriaca, and A. a. vareliensis. This species is native to Europe and can be found in the Netherlands, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Norway,...

White-lipped Snail, Cepaea hortensis
2013-10-14 10:25:23

The White-lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) is a medium sized species of air breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk. It’s a close relative of the grove snail. The White-lipped Snail is fairly smaller than the grove snail, the shell usually being about 1 inch in maximum dimension. Like the grove snail, it has substantial variability in shell color and banding; although the shell of the white-lipped snail is perhaps most commonly yellow, with or without the brown...

Helicigona lapicida
2013-10-14 09:29:55

Helicigona lapicida is a species of medium-sized, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae, the typical snails. This species of snail constructs and utilizes love darts while mating. It is native to Europe, particularly central Europe. It can be found in west and central Europe, Great Britain, north England, Scotland, Latvia, Kaliningrad, north Italy, and it is isolated in south Ireland. It inhabits shady limestone rocks,...

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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