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Get your dog from nuisance to neighborly MISSION, Kan., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) There's a reason why they are called fur babies.
If you’re happy and you know it... sweat? It may sound odd, but new research published this week in the journal Psychological Science indicates that humans produce chemical compounds called chemosignals in our perspiration that lets other smell when we’re happy.
On Track to Double Company Size through Aggressive Strategic Initiatives CHICAGO, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin
NeuroFreeze enables neuroscientists to freeze primary neurons and retain up to 90% viability upon thawing. Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 08, 2015
When babies are surprised, they'll investigate and test out hypotheses, turning them into tiny little scientists.
Men are more likely to accept responsibility for harmful actions that benefit the greater good than women, and these gender-based differences are based on emotions rather than the rational outcomes.
When hunting, porpoises have the ability to switch their echolocation beam from a wide field to a narrow one and vice versa, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark reported in a study published earlier this month in the journal eLife.
PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive purchase
Taking a cat to the vet can be quite an adventure, but research published Monday in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery suggests that music could soothe a feline patient, ideally making the entire experience of caring for your pets somewhat less of an ordeal.
We all know that classical music is good for your brain, but this new study delves a little deeper by targeting the molecular mechanisms responsible for these benefits.
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, 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, 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...
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...
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...
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
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