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2014-04-30 11:57:57

It's official (in the horned beetle world at least), females prefer courtship over competitiveness – and it doesn't matter about the size of your mandibles either. An international study by scientists at the University of Exeter and the Universities of Okayama and Tsukuba in Japan investigated the complicated sexual conflict over mating in Gnatocerus cornutus, the horned flour-beetle. Female mate choice and male-male competition are the typical mechanisms of sexual selection. However,...

2014-04-29 23:21:17

Fantastic sensory play ideas and magical DIY forts have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Check out the simple inexpensive ways to ignite sensory play in young kids. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Sensory play is important for kids of all ages. Fantastic sensory ideas and magical DIY forts have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Stimulating the kids' senses encourages them to explore more. Seasoned Moms are sharing simple and inexpensive ways to ignite sensory play....

2014-04-29 23:12:52

Floating is a rapidly growing trend, but fans had to pay a fortune for an at-home tank or deal with inconvenient and expensive float centers. With Zen Float Co, float at home for far less, and with total privacy. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 * Trend: Floating Growing Rapidly in Last 2 Years 1/3 Price of Closest Competitor Company Featured in Floating Documentary Fully Operational Prototype Kickstarter Launches April 29, 2014: http://bit.ly/zenfloat Some see it as a...

Sexual Conflict Affects Females More Than Males, At Least For Beetles
2014-04-29 17:03:55

University of Exeter Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behavior and reproductive productivity of burying beetles. These beetles have surprisingly complex parental care, similar in form to that provided by birds such as robins or blackbirds, with offspring begging to be fed by touching parents, who respond by regurgitating partially digested food. Both males and females provide parental care, but females are...

2014-04-28 23:12:22

Fun DIY forts and fantastic sensory play ideas have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready to build magical forts with easy ideas from seasoned Moms. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 DIY forts are great for pretend playtime. Fun DIY fort ideas and fantastic sensory play ideas have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids have a blast building all kinds of fun forts. Building forts teach kids a lot of valuable lessons. It encourages the kids to be creative. The...

2014-04-27 23:02:30

A gallery of awesome indoor activities and fun summer camp inspired activities have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Get a preview of the latest summer inspired activities this week. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 Kids love to be busy. A gallery of awesome indoor activities and fun summer camp inspired activities have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Do not worry about being stuck inside during rainy days in April. Instead, use it as an opportunity to play fun rainy day...

2014-04-27 23:01:32

Save My Marriage Today is a new brand method created by Amy Waterman that claims to help couples solve some issues with their marriage. The site hyguyenblog.com has written a full review to show whether this program is worth buying or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 Save My Marriage Today is the newest method designed by Amy Waterman that has many years of experience providing relationship advice and quality dating. The author has written many books and is known as an expert in...

2014-04-26 23:02:15

Summer camp inspired activities and creative indoor activities have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids have a blast with summer camp activities at home this season. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Ready for summer break? Camp inspired activities and fun indoor activities have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Have a blast together with the kids before summer break begins. Let the kids do a little day dreaming with the fun summer camp inspired activities, arts,...

2014-04-26 23:01:37

Debt Consolidation USA shares the money concerns of married couples and how to handle them. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Debt Consolidation USA shares money concerns married couples encounter in an article posted last April 23, 2014. The material titled “On Having Money Problems In Marriage And Still Make It Work” discusses how marriage has an impact on the finances of the new couple. And that this concern is best addressed and talked about rather than letting it pass. Some...

2014-04-25 23:08:14

Rainy day play ideas and a gallery of silly activities for kids have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Have a blast playing inside with these creative tips during the rainy days. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 April is definitely the month for rainy days. Rainy day play ideas and a gallery of silly activities for kids have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Do not worry about being stuck inside. Instead, use it as an opportunity to play fun rainy day games with the entire...


Latest Ethology Reference Libraries

Spectrophobia
2013-12-24 12:23:34

Spectrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving a morbid fear of mirrors. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection. In general, an individual suffering from this phobia has been traumatized in an event where they believe they have seen or heard apparitions or ghosts. The individual could also become traumatized by television shows, nightmares, or horror films. This fear could be the result of a trauma...

Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend that their fears are justified. It is related to cyber phobia and it is the opposite of technophilia....

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

Common Noctule, Nyctalus noctula
2013-09-17 13:48:36

The common noctule bat is commonly found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. This bat has a body length of three inches with a wingspan of approximately 14 inches. It is the largest bat found in Europe. It commonly lives in forests but due to human growth there have been populations found in towns dwelling in buildings such as church steeples. The common noctule starts to hunt and fly at dusk which is earlier than other members of the species. These bats fly at speeds up to 31 miles per...

New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata
2013-09-17 13:41:27

The lesser short-tailed bat is only found in New Zealand and is the only living species of bat in the Mystacinidae Family. The short-tail is commonly located on the North Island of New Zealand using the forests as its habitat. Roosting is done primarily alone but there have been known colonies of over 100 bats. It prefers to use already hollowed trees or crevices but will chew out a burrow in the wood using its sharp incisor teeth. These roosting locations are only used for a few weeks...

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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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