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New Species Of Ancient Chirping Giant Pill-millipedes Discovered On Madagascar
2014-06-09 03:18:14

Pensoft Publishers An international team of researchers comprised of Thomas Wesener, Museum Koenig, Bonn, Daniel Le, Field Museum, Chicago and Stephanie Loria, American Museum of Natural History, New York, discovered seven new species of chirping giant pill-millipedes on Madagascar. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The species discovered all belong to the genus Sphaeromimus, which is Latin for 'small ball animal'. However, the designation 'small' is not always...

2014-05-01 08:29:43

LONDON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, May 1st marks the launch of IZA World of Labor, a free, online resurce aimed at decision makers worldwide who need access to concise empirical evidence on issues related to labor economics. IZA World of Labor is aimed at policy makers, those working in government, NGOs, international organizations, employer associations and unions, but also caters to journalists, economics students and the interested public. Each article...

2012-02-29 00:30:32

Sperm cannot detect smells. According to a 2003 study by German and American scientists, a component of the Lily of the Valley scent known as Bourgeonal alters the calcium balance of human sperm and attracts the sperm. The “Lily of the Valley phenomenon” — also the title of a book about smelling — was born as a result of this discovery that sperm act as swimming olfactory cells which follow a “scent trail” laid by the egg. However, a detailed explanation...

2011-11-15 06:33:09

Bonn archeologists discover a huge ancient Greek commercial area on Sicily The Greeks were not always in such dire financial straits as today. But is it necessary to look as far back as these Bonn archeologists did in order to see a huge, flourishing Greek commercial area? They have just discovered a very large commercial area from the ancient Greek era during excavations on Sicily. Led by Professor Dr. Martin Bentz, Bonn archeologists began unearthing one of Greek antiquity's largest...

2011-04-12 14:20:49

People's opinion of others determines how cooperative they are The expectations people have about how others will behave play a large role in determining whether people cooperate with each other or not. And moreover that very first expectation, or impression, is hard to change. "This is particularly true when the impression is a negative one," says Michael Kurschilgen from the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, summarizing the key findings of a study in which he...

2011-01-20 08:00:00

BONN, Germany, January 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HYPE, the world's leading provider of idea and innovation management solutions, announces a successful conclusion to 2010 with 46 percent customer growth. The Bonn software manufacturer anticipates similar growth in 2011, as well as a trend towards consolidation of idea management in corporate divisions, such as product development and employee suggestion systems, in which ideas have previously been separately developed and implemented....

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.