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2014-04-02 12:35:10

Study finds pigeons and other animals can place everyday things in categories like humans Pinecone or pine nut? Friend or foe? Distinguishing between the two requires that we pay special attention to the telltale characteristics of each. And as it turns out, us humans aren't the only ones up to the task. According to researchers at the University of Iowa, pigeons share our ability to place everyday things in categories. And, like people, they can hone in on visual information that is...

2014-04-01 23:30:17

Stunning art ideas and fun math games have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids experience history though art. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Let the kids experience history through art. Stunning art ideas and fun math games have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for great tips from seasoned Moms this week. Teach the kids about the great impressionist masters and let them create a master pieces all by themselves. The results are stunning and the kids...

2014-03-31 23:02:27

HonestyFirstReviews.com releases a review of Mind Secrets Exposed 2.0, a newly launched personal development program that promises to reveal the secrets to unlocking the limitless potential of one’s own mind in order to achieve success and happiness in all areas of life. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Mind Secrets Exposed 2.0 – a new home training course that teaches techniques and methods for harnessing the untapped potential of the human mind has just been released to the...

2014-03-31 16:29:52

Significant Progress Being Achieved with New Cloud-Based Solution HORSHAM, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astea International Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEA), a global provider of service management and mobile workforce solutions, today released its fourth quarter and year-end financial results for fiscal 2013. For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, Astea reported revenues of $5.0 million compared to revenues of $6.5 million for the same period in 2012. Net loss to shareholders for the...

2014-03-30 23:03:50

GorillaKilla.com, a website established to assist even the hairiest of men, revamped its popular grooming kit. This ‘First Date Kit’ will help any guy with grooming essentials to make the right first impression. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Following the success of the original First Date Kit, GorillaKilla.com proudly announces an update to its grooming kit without raising the price to consumers. After receiving a positive response here in the United States and internationally...

big brown bat in flight
2014-03-29 05:33:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While experts have long known that bats use ultrasonic calls to locate insect prey, research published earlier this week reveals that males have a second distinctive set that essentially allows them to call dibs on a potential meal. The new study, which appears in Thursday’s edition of the journal Current Biology, explained that there is a correlation between these special sounds and changes in the flight behavior of other bats....

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...


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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