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2010-12-09 11:55:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is helping to connect loved ones by offering free phone calls home for the holidays at various community organizations throughout the Chicago area during the '12 Days of Cricket' program, December 11th through the 22nd. Each day, Cricket will provide activated wireless handsets, laptops with wireless Internet, and holiday refreshments to different organizations across the...

2010-11-30 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced the launch of the world's first 24-7 cricket channel, NEO Cricket, in California, beginning December 1. NEO Cricket will bring Comcast customers in Northern and Central California live coverage of all international and domestic cricket matches played in India, as well as other premium events like the Asia...

2010-10-09 22:21:00

WOOSTER, Ohio, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When The College of Wooster found itself without a football opponent for Homecoming, it created a bit of a sticky wicket, but some quick thinking by Wooster's administrators led to a novel back-up plan. How about a friendly game of cricket? And while we're at it, why not try to set the U.S. collegiate cricket attendance record? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101009/DC79570 ) (Photo:...

2010-10-05 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all everyday heroes! Cricket, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is looking for all Chicagoans who want to make a difference in their communities. Today Cricket launched a grant program to give Chicago and surrounding area residents a voice in their communities and award them with the tools to make it happen. Details about the grant program are available at www.chicagocommunityvoices.com. All Chicagoland-area residents - young and...

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2010-05-13 13:43:43

UC Riverside biologists say young male crickets grow larger in the presence of sexually mature adult male crickets In the animal kingdom, sexual signals often are manifested as displays of bright coloration or, in the case of crickets, as loud song. Adult male crickets produce loud song to attract females, but the song, which permeates the environment, can be overheard also by unintended receivers - such as young males unable to produce song due to a mutation they carry. Until now researchers...

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2010-02-17 12:10:00

Just because cricket moms abandon their eggs before they hatch doesn't mean they don't pass wisdom along to their babies. New research in the American Naturalist shows that crickets can warn their unborn babies about potential predator threats. Researchers Jonathan Storm of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg and Steven Lima of Indiana State University placed pregnant crickets into enclosures containing a wolf spider. The spiders' fangs were covered with wax so the spiders...

2009-09-10 08:52:29

British scientists say they've found some female insects can control the amount of sperm they store in an effort to select the best father for their young. University of Exeter researchers say their findings represent new evidence to explain how some female insects can influence the father of their offspring, even after mating with up to 10 males. The scientists, led by postdoctoral researcher Amanda Bretman, made the discovery during research involving female crickets, which often mate with...

2009-09-09 21:36:14

The winning distance in the junior division cricket spitting contest at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield, was 9 feet, 11 inches, organizers said. The junior division almost didn't happen, after the 5- to 8-year-olds balked at putting crickets in their mouths -- but contest co-organizer Alanna Feddick changed the order of the contest so the adults would go first, the Marshfield News-Herald reported. Once the kids saw their parents pop thawed 4-day-frozen crickets in their mouths,...

2009-09-08 09:54:21

Females control sperm storage to pick the best father Scientists have found new evidence to explain how female insects can influence the father of their offspring, even after mating with up to ten males. A team from the University of Exeter has found that female crickets are able to control the amount of sperm that they store from each mate to select the best father for their young. The research team believes the females may be using their abdominal muscles to control the amount of sperm...

2009-08-07 04:37:00

MUMBAI, India, August 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avid gamers are all set to take the field for a clash of the titans in the England vs. Australia test series presented by Indiagames, for the mobile and the iPhone. This 2D mobile game brings to you the ultimate cricketing action capturing the true essence of the 'Ashes cup' between the two nations. England vs Australia Cricket Test series features a variety of gameplay choices from customizable team selection, challenging game play...


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Southern Cricket Frog, Acris gryllus
2013-07-26 13:49:45

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small Hylid frog that is native to the Southeastern United States. It's very similar in appearance and habits to the Northern Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans, and was previously conspecific. The scientific name Acris is from the Greek word for locust, and the species name gryllus is Latin for cricket. The Southern Cricket Frog is approximately 0.75 to 1.5 inches. It has a pointed snout. The hind leg is more than half of the body length when...

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2005-09-07 18:59:19

Katydid is the common name of insects belonging to the grasshopper family Tettigoniidae, which contains over 6,800 species. Katydid are also known as "long horned grasshoppers" and "bush crickets." The term "katydid" is used mainly in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The name "katydid" comes from the sound produced by species of the N. American genus Pterophylla (literally "winged leaf"). The males of katydids have sound-producing (stridulating) organs located on their front wings which in...

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2005-08-25 11:12:07

The Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) is a genus of large, flightless insects native to western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of its large, human-like head, it is commonly called the nino de la tierra (Spanish for "child of the earth"), or wó see ts'inii (Navajo for "skull insect"). It is also often called the potato bug, or alternatively the old bald-headed man. Despite their name, Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets. Also, Potato bugs are...

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2005-08-25 09:40:19

The Orthoptera are an order of insects with incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, and katydids. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as stridulation) by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. Their ears, located in the front legs, are interconnected in such a way that they are able to locate each other by sound. Characteristics Orthopterans have two pairs of wings - the...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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