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Asian Camel Crickets Now Common In Homes Across Eastern United States
2014-09-02 03:36:12

North Carolina State University With their long, spiky legs and their propensity for eating anything, including each other, camel crickets are the stuff of nightmares. And now research from North Carolina State University finds that non-native camel cricket species have spread into homes across the eastern United States. "The good news is that camel crickets don't bite or pose any kind of threat to humans," says Dr. Mary Jane Epps, a postdoctoral researcher at NC State and lead author...

2014-07-15 12:30:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and Lorillard tobacco companies raises important questions that go beyond antitrust. It raises important public health issues as well because it would bring together two tobacco giants with a long history of marketing to kids and deceiving...

2014-06-30 16:20:57

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cold Mountain Capital is pleased to announce that it acquired Camel Manufacturing on June 10, 2014. Camel, located in Pioneer, Tenn., has manufactured soft-sided, mil-spec shelters and other related products for the U.S. Department of Defense and foreign militaries since 1919. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "I am extremely happy to have found a buyer that is family owned, manufacturing-focused, and has a history of...

Two Separate Studies On MERS-Coronavirus Offer Better Understanding Of Newly Emerging Disease
2014-04-29 09:33:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate studies this week are helping scientists gain a better understanding of the dangerous Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, a disease that has sickened more than 300 people and left at least a hundred dead since it was first reported in September 2012. HUMAN ANTIBODIES The first study comes from scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who have identified natural human antibodies against the virus...

Australia's Huge Camel Population Now Considered Pests
2014-04-23 13:44:36

University of Exeter A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia's remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large scale. Sarah Crowley, of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus, explored the history of the camel in Australia, from their historic role helping to create the country's infrastructure through to their...

Saudi Arabi Removes Health Minister As Country Continues To Battle Deadly Virus
2014-04-23 10:05:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The World Health Organization issued a report Wednesday morning stating that an additional nine people have been confirmed to have the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus. This followed an announcement by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday that 12 additional cases have been confirmed. In light of the continued outbreak, which to date has sickened more than 250 people and killed 93 since September 2012,...

Archaeologists Pinpoint Date When Domesticated Camels Arrived In Israel
2014-02-04 04:51:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to Tel Aviv University researchers, camels were not domesticated in Israel until between 2000 and 1500 BCE. The latest study challenges biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob, which tell how camels were used as pack animals. The researchers say that this discovery proves this text was written well after the events described. The team from the university’s Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures used...

MERS On The Rise, Kidney Failure Link Found, Camel Link Confirmed
2013-12-27 08:18:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is hard to tell if human cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are slowing down or speeding up. A total of seven new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with MERS-CoV have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) since Dec. 17, 2013. The last cases prior to these were reported two weeks earlier on Dec. 2, 2013. A total of 14 cases were reported to the WHO between Nov. 4 and Dec....

More Coronavirus Detected In Camels, Humans In Middle East
2013-12-04 09:17:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been detected in a herd of camels in a barn in Qatar. The virus in the camels has been linked to two confirmed human infections from October 18 and 29, 2013. Researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands have confirmed the presence of MERS-CoV in three camels in a herd of 14 animals with which both human cases had contact. The confirmations were made with...


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Llama, Lama glama
2012-09-19 14:36:11

Llama, Lama glama The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated camelid from South America. It is often used as a pack animal or for meat by Andean cultures. Its hair is used to make clothing and handicrafts. The course outer hair is typically used to make lead ropes, rugs, and wall hangings, and the fibers can come in many colors ranging from black to reddish brown to white. Because of transportation and trade of this species, there are now more than 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas in...

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

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2007-10-22 10:42:28

The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), is a camelid species native to South America. They are most commonly found in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and northwest Argentina. Peru has the largest number. Bolivia has great number of wild vicuñas in the Southwestern side of the country. It lives in the high alpine regions of the Andes. Vicuñas live in the grass lands and plains in the mountain regions at an altitude of 4,000 to 5,500 meters (13000 to 18000 feet). The vicuña is considered more...

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2007-08-14 12:56:55

The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus), is a large even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of eastern Asia. The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the Dromedary, also known as the Arabian camel, which has one. For a memory aid the B of Bactrian can be imagined as a graphic of two humps and the D of Dromedary can be imagined as a graphic of one hump. Nearly all of the estimated 1.4 million Bactrian Camels alive today are domesticated, but in October 2002 the...

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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.'