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Backaches Evolved Once We Started To Walk Upright
2013-02-15 19:08:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling like your feet are a little sore or you have a backache after a day of shopping or walking around town? Well, scientists now say you can blame that on evolution. Bruce Latimer, an anthropologist from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, says adapting to upright walking has resulted in physical challenges that affect most humans. "If an engineer were given the task to design the human body, he...

2012-12-31 05:01:29

Although winter is still in full swing, Hands N Paws, one of the largest retailers of online clothes for small dogs, has recently added a plethora of new options for dog owners looking to buy designer raincoats and booties. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 With winter still rearing its ugly head throughout most of the country, pet owners might not be thinking about spring and the wet weather that it can bring. For parts of the country that do not get snow flurries, or for...

Man’s New Best Friend Is A Rat
2012-12-28 10:45:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The dog has been caught unaware by a competitor for man´s affections. And sure, the dog has a strong foothold on its title of ℠Man´s Best Friend´. But this new species angling for the position of top dog and the surreptitious behavior it displays in doing so can only lead one to surmise that this animal is acting, well, like a rat. The reason one might perceive the rat´s march toward domesticity as...

2012-10-13 04:03:55

Portland-based Pawsitive Lighting launches the Sol Box, which is the first and only light box designed to treat seasonal affective disorder in cats and dogs. By simulating sunlight, the Sol Box works as a natural antidepressant to fight winter depression. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Temperatures are dropping as we near the winter season, but do we have more than just cold weather to fear? Many parts of the country receive little to no sunlight during these frigid months and it...

Newborn Mice Rely On Mother's Odor For Breastfeeding
2012-10-05 13:52:58

[Watch Video: Newborn Mice Depend On Mom's Signature Scent] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes, not finding what you are looking for can lead to even more interesting avenues of research. That is what a recent international research team found out when they were searching for a pheromone trigger for newborn infant suckling responses in mice. The results of their study have been published in the journal, Current Biology. Long-held wisdom has been that...

2012-07-20 23:01:37

VITAL VITIES, vitamins for dogs and cats, celebrates 5 years helping to prevent cancer, diabetes, and more, providing essential nutrients to promote health as pet disease incidence continues to grow. Clearwater, Fl (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 VITAL VITIES, vitamins for dogs and cats, celebrates 5 years helping prevent cancer, diabetes, joint pain, and more as disease in pets continues to rise. Designed by the highly acclaimed holistic and integrative veterinarian, Dr. Deva Khalsa, VITAL VITIES...

Hunting Birds Favor Uniquely Colored Birds, Study Indicates
2012-04-16 04:12:15

Goshawks tend to focus in on pigeons with unique colors when the birds are travelling in large flocks -- a phenomenon known as the "oddity effect," according to a new study published last Thursday in the journal Current Biology. The study, which was authored by Christian Rutz of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, looked at goshawks as they preyed on feral pigeons in Hamburg, Germany, the institute reported on their website Friday. His goal was to determine whether or not the...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.