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Image 1 - For Pigeons, Visible Traits Don't Necessarily Coincide With Genes
2012-01-20 05:37:10

[ Watch the Video ] Pigeons display spectacular variations in their feathers, feet, beaks and other physical traits, but a new University of Utah study shows that visible traits don't always coincide with genetics: A bird from one breed may have huge foot feathers, while a closely related breed does not; yet two unrelated pigeon breeds both may have large foot feathers. "Most people think of pigeons as rats of the sky, but in fact they're really incredibly diverse," says Michael...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. has partnered with Pet Connections Inc. to be among the first animal shelters in the nation to host The Big Meow on August 17, a no-cost spay and neuter day for owned, outdoor cats, enabling responsible pet owners to be a part of an unprecedented program to reduce cat overpopulation in their community and free of charge. Known as the "Home Away From Home" for countless animals in the Inland Empire,...

2011-07-12 15:08:00

Rescued baby falcon presents naming opportunity for kids at U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A two-month-old peregrine falcon chick was recently reunited with her parents in their nest on the roof of University Hospital at the University of Michigan Health System. She had been in the care of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources after she attempted to fly and was unable to get back up to the nest. The young falcon is one...

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2011-07-05 08:29:31

New research has shown that feral, untrained pigeons can recognize individual people and are not fooled by a change of clothes. Researchers, who presented their work at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference in Glasgow on Sunday the 3rd of July, have shown that urban pigeons that have never been caught or handled can recognize individuals, probably by using facial characteristics. Although pigeons have shown remarkable feats of perception when given training in the lab this is...

2011-06-29 12:33:01

Rodent olfaction and the chemistry of instinct The mechanics of instinctive behavior are mysterious. Even something as simple as the question of how a mouse can use its powerful sense of smell to detect and evade predators, including species it has never met before, has been almost totally unknown at the molecular level until now. David Ferrero and Stephen Liberles, neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School, have discovered a single compound found in high concentrations in the urine of...

2011-05-10 05:00:00

PLANO, Texas, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today announced that the University of Montreal has deployed a donated ViewCast Osprey® 440 video capture card and SimulStream® software to aid in the 24/7, live monitoring of a family of peregrine falcons that reside on...

2011-04-26 13:24:53

Indiana University scientists have found chemical flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at concentrations five to 10 times higher than in humans, but lower than levels found in a previous study of cats. Their study, "Flame Retardants in the Serum of Pet Dogs and in their Food," appears this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Authors are Marta Venier, an assistant research scientist in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Ronald Hites, a...


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