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2014-03-27 23:04:03

University of Maryland scientists discover that male big brown bats emit a special call - different than the ones they use to navigate in flight - that tells their comrades to “back off” from bugs they’ve claimed for themselves. A video animation in .mov format is available on request. College Park, MD (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Look into the spring sky at dusk and you may see flitting groups of bats, gobbling up insect meals in an intricately choreographed aerial dance. It’s well...

2014-03-27 16:22:01

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Look up into the sky at dusk this spring and you're likely to see small groups of bats flitting here and there, gobbling up their insect meals in an intricately choreographed aerial dance. It's well known that echolocation calls keep the bats from hitting trees and each other. But now scientists have learned some bats emit another call: one that tells their comrades to "back off" from bugs they've claimed for themselves....

Children's Books That Feature Animals With Human Traits Lead To Less Learning Of The Natural World
2014-03-27 11:01:18

University of Toronto A new study by University of Toronto researchers has found that kids’ books featuring animals with human characteristics not only lead to less factual learning but also influence children’s reasoning about animals. Researchers also found that young readers are more likely to attribute human behaviors and emotions to animals when exposed to books with anthropomorphized animals than books depicting animals realistically. “Books that portray animals...

2014-03-25 23:35:03

Leif Brings 20+ Years of Engineering and Product Development Experience to Odyssey Round Rock, Texas (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Odyssey Technical Solutions today announced that Leif Skaar will assume the role of Senior Engineering Manager within their organization. His high level responsibilities will include directing the engineering group as they develop new repair capabilities, further enhance processes and test procedures, as well as address industry and individual customer demand for...

2014-03-25 23:26:49

Keynote speakers to discuss empowerment, social change and classroom transformation for connected learning Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 What do “Ugly Betty;” an author, speaker, and agent for social change; and the 2013 National Teacher of the Year have in common? All three – actress America Ferrera, former Nike executive Kevin Carroll and teacher Jeffrey Charbonneau – will share their perspectives on empowering learners, engaging in social change and leading...

Unconscious Mind Is A Better Lie Detector
2014-03-25 05:16:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Determining whether a person is telling the truth or lying might be easier than you think, thanks to automatic associations made in the unconscious mind, according to new research appearing in the online edition of the journal Psychological Science. In fact, the authors of the study claim that those automatic associations could actually be a more accurate lie-detector than conscious attempts to uncover the veracity of another...

2014-03-24 23:27:30

Fun activities for any season and process art have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Playing outside is essential for kids' developments. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Rain or shine fun outdoor activities are essential for kids' overall development. Fun activities for any season and process art projects have been published on Kids Activities Blog. There is so much good from playing outside. If one waits for the perfect weather, the kids may never get to play outside....

2014-03-24 08:28:55

Company increases cold and frozen storage capabilities, acquires additional facility to accommodate new growth and recent contract gains. COLUMBIA, S.C., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BDI Pharma, Inc. recently completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art refrigeration unit, tripling the company's cold storage capacity along with new frozen storage capabilities. Additionally, BDI closed on a neighboring, 13,000 square foot building providing for the expansion necessary to...

2014-03-22 23:03:58

Mask ideas for kids and storage tips have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Quick and easy paper plate masks provide hours of imaginary play for kids. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 Masks provide hours of pretend play. Fun mask ideas for kids and storage tips have been released on Kids Activities Blog. The craft ideas turn ordinary paper plates into works of art. Kids of all ages will be amazed at the mask creations. Paper plates make perfect mask material since they do not...

2014-03-19 23:33:32

Save The Marriage made by Lee H. Baucom is a newly updated marriage course for men who want to learn how to start creating the marriage of their dreams. A full review on the site Vkool.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Save The Marriage is a newly updated marriage course for men who want to learn how to get a healthy, stable, and loving marriage. This course provides people with easy ways to assess the stage of their marriage crisis, and detailed...


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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