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Size Of Animals Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control

Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley [ Watch The Video: Animal Self-Control Dependent On Brain Size ] Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel,...

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2014-04-24 16:35:58

New Website Coincides With Upgraded Software Platform SAN MATEO, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SyncHR, a leading innovator for cloud-based human resources, payroll, and benefits management, announced its 5.2 software release today. The latest release offers significant enhancements to reporting and analytics, and a new notifications and communication center. The announcement comes in conjunction with an upgraded corporate website, designed to provide a better user...

2014-04-24 16:31:44

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SSD) today announced its first quarter 2014 results. Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014, Compared with the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 Overview Net sales increased 9.1% to $168.3 million for the first quarter of 2014 from $154.3 million for the first quarter of 2013. The Company had net income of $12.1 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared to...

2014-04-24 16:29:39

TORRANCE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shimadzu Sonialvision G4 universal R/F system receives FDA clearance TORRANCE, CA -April 22, 2014- Shimadzu Medical Systems USA has announced that the Sonialvision G4 universal digital R/F table system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Sonialvision G4 expands Shimadzu's product portfolio with the addition of the highest performance most sophisticated system...

2014-04-24 16:23:53

BLYTHE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) today announced the official dedication of the company's Genesis Solar Energy Center, located in Riverside County, Calif. Approximately 150 local residents, federal, state and local officials and energy industry leaders, gathered today at the new solar facility, which is capable of generating 250 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to meet the energy...

2014-04-24 16:21:43

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, forecasts that 1,401,606 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in April for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 16.2 million. The projected sales will be an 8.7 percent decrease from March 2014, but a 9.1 percent increase from April 2013. The forecast anticipates that the auto industry will enjoy its best April performance since dealers sold 1,444,587...

2014-04-24 12:23:13

Takes Bronze for Best Biography of Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. CYPRESS, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The documentary Journey to Washington: On the Trail of Senator Inouye, Japanese-American Pioneer was awarded the prestigious New York Festival bronze award within the category of best "Biography/Profile." This documentary was made possible by the generous support of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a division of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., and was produced by Fujisankei...

2014-04-24 12:22:32

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...

2014-04-24 08:45:04

Apple Smartphone Devices Rank Highest among Tier 1 Wireless Carriers WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As wireless manufacturers have struggled to find ways to differentiate themselves with advanced features and technology since 2011, price has become an increasingly important driver in the device selection process, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study(SM)--Volume 1 released today....

2014-04-24 08:43:18

Walgreens Rolls Out Nationwide; Four Others Under Contract, Representing More Than 20,000 Stores MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coupons.com Incorporated (NYSE: COUP) today unveiled Retailer iQ(TM), a targeting and analytics platform for grocery, drug and mass merchandisers that fundamentally changes the promotions and checkout experience for shoppers and retailers by making them digital, mobile and personalized. Retailer iQ combines several innovative...

2014-04-24 08:34:40

The Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente will discuss the importance of risk and compliance management PALO ALTO, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, will deliver a keynote address at MetricStream GRC Summit 2014 which is taking place from April 29 - May 1, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Mr. Tyson will join a distinguished line-up of keynote speakers, including Secretary William S. Cohen, the...


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Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

Sequoia slender salamander, Batrachoseps kawia
2014-02-06 10:04:58

The Sequoia slender salamander (Batrachoseps kawia) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California, ranging the western Sierra Mountains in California and the Kaweah River in Tulare County, California. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits deciduous woodlands, mossy green areas and coniferous forests. The Sequoia slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.3 to 1.8 inches long from snout to vent.  As its common name implies, its small, slim body...

California slender salamander, Batrachoseps attenuatus
2014-02-04 09:23:14

The California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and southwest Oregon. The California slender salamander ranges from central California, north along the coast and ranges into Oregon and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The California slender salamander grows to lengths between 3 to 5.5 inches. As its name implies, a slim body with short limbs gives this salamander...

California giant salamander, Dicamptodon ensatus
2014-02-04 09:07:49

The California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native only to northern California. The California giant salamander inhabits moist, coastal forests or streams, lakes and ponds. Some of the species may remain gilled aquatic creatures, while others transform and become terrestrial land creatures. The California giant is nocturnal and most of its life is spent hiding and burrowing. Typically, the California giant salamander...

Plumas National Forest
2014-01-20 10:17:50

Plumas National Forest is a 1,146,000-acre United States National Forest located in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Roughly 85 percent of Plumas National Forest lies in Plumas County, but smaller portions can be found in eastern Butte, northern Sierra, southern Lassen, and northeastern Yuba counties. The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s office can be found in Quincy, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Blairsden, Oroville, and Quincy. It is...

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