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2014-03-10 12:24:19

Newly Created Film Collections Launch with Oscilloscope Laboratories, Patagonia, Slamdance and Vimeo SXSW Favorites AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its direct distribution platform's one-year anniversary, Vimeo today introduced a completely redesigned Vimeo On Demand experience. With a new Vimeo On Demand storefront as the foundation, Vimeo has added themed groups of titles -- called collections -- that enable viewers to discover new content in film bundles....

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2012-08-13 07:23:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A special type of glass coating, developed by a German company and inspired by spider webs, is being used for the first time in the UK to help protect birds flocking to an island off the northeast coast of England. The glazing, which is known as Ornilux and is visible to birds but invisible to humans, was developed by researchers at Arnold Glas and is being used at a lookout tower at The Holy Island of Lindisfarne in order to keep...

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2012-06-02 12:15:59

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new computer technology to listen to multiple bird sounds at one time, to identify which species are present and how they may be changing as a result of habitat loss or climate change. The system, one of the first of its type, should provide an automated approach to ecological monitoring of bird species that is much more practical than a human sitting in the field, hours on end. “It´s difficult to hear and identify even...

When Evolving From T-Rex To Sparrow, Timing Is Critical
2012-05-28 08:31:30

Although a sparrow and a Tyrannosaurus Rex might appear to have nothing in common, evolutionary biologists see more that relates the two creatures than not.  A new study, led by Harvard scientists, has shown that modern birds are essentially living dinosaurs with skulls that are remarkably similar to those of their juvenile ancestors. Arkhat Abzhanov, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, a PhD student in Abzhanov laboratory and the first...

2012-05-14 21:32:14

A male robin will be more diligent in caring for its young if the eggs its mate lays are a brighter shade of blue. Queen´s University biology professor Bob Montgomerie has been studying robins on and off for 25 years and has a particular fascination with the bright blue color of their eggs. To test a theory on the purpose of bright egg coloration, Dr. Montgomerie and MSc student Philina English, working at the Queen´s University Biological Station (QUBS) and other sites around...

2012-04-26 23:01:11

Water increases the chances that birds will visit a backyard–whether in winter or summer. Duncraft offers five easy and fun ideas for providing water to back yard birds so customers can help the birds and enjoy more of them. Concord, NH (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Water increases the chances that birds will visit a backyard–whether in winter or summer. Duncraft offers five easy and fun ideas for providing water to back yard birds so customers can help the birds and enjoy more of...

2012-04-02 11:20:08

Nine out of 10 drugs successfully tested in mice and other animal models ultimately fail to work in people, and one reason may be traced back to a common fact of life for laboratory mice: they're cold, according to a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Laboratory mice, which account for the vast majority of animal research subjects, are routinely housed in chilly conditions, which may affect their well-being as well as the outcome of research studies, said Joseph...

2012-03-15 12:25:00

It´s March and already the chirps of winter birds have changed to songs that attract mates and define territories. Soon the migratory birds will be arriving to join them and begin their yearly nesting ritual. Back yard birders can help ensure the success of the next generation of wild birds by providing the five nesting-specific needs recommended by Duncraft. Concord, NH (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 It´s March and already the chirps of winter birds have changed to songs that attract...

New Research Shows Feathered Dinosaur Could Fly
2012-01-25 06:22:05

[ Watch the Video ] An international team of researchers led by Brown University has shed some new light on whether the winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly. The team has determined that a well-preserved feather on the raven-sized dinosaur's wing was black, which is evidence that the feathers had traits that could help Archaeopteryx fly. Also, the researchers determined that the fossilized feather's structure is identical to living birds, according to the research published in the...

Image 1 - Killer Claws Help Provide New Theory On Evolution Of Flight
2011-12-16 03:57:20

New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies has revealed how dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws, leading to a new hypothesis on the evolution of flight in birds. In a paper published Dec. 14 in PLoS ONE, MSU researchers Denver W. Fowler, Elizabeth A. Freedman, John B. Scannella and Robert E. Kambic (now at Brown University in Rhode Island), describe how comparing modern birds of prey helped develop a new behavior model for...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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