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workaholics unite
2014-08-15 04:29:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly one in 10 employees suffer from some form of workaholism, researchers from the University of Bergen (UiB) Department of Psychosocial Science claim in research published Wednesday in the online edition of the journal PLOS ONE. In the study, postdoctoral fellow Cecilie Schou Andreassen and her colleagues recruited 2,160 participants between the ages of 18 and 70 randomly selected from a central registry of employers and...

2014-08-14 04:21:35

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Kickstarter campaign for boots that actually help children learn to play. A new football boot design is set to help young children rapidly learn and improve their footballing skills. Children as young as two years old play and attend structured sessions and many struggle to understand or remember which parts of their feet to use for different techniques. 'My First Football Boots' use coloured contact zones to...

bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

PeerJ An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos (our closest evolutionary cousins). By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their...

2014-08-12 16:26:40

His Life Should Continue to Inspire Us ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America: Robin Williams' tragic and untimely death after a decades-long battle against bipolar disorder reminds us that mental illnesses are all too often serious and life-threatening chronic diseases. Mental illnesses--especially serious ones--rob us of our health and well-being. They present daily challenges that can...

training turtles
2014-08-10 04:43:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has successfully trained four red-footed tortoises how to use a touchscreen, according to new research appearing in the July edition of the journal Behavioral Processes. The research, which was led by Dr. Anna Wilkinson of the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences, was part of a study designed to teach the creatures navigational techniques. Previous research has demonstrated that...

2014-08-09 23:00:42

A gallery of mess-free car activities and an easy to build water wall have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for stress free road trips this month. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 Keep kids happy in the car. Mess-free car activities and an easy to build water wall have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Have fun during the next road trip. Long car rides with preschoolers are stressful. Keep the backseat happy and mess-free by providing the kids with lacing cards,...

2014-08-07 12:30:14

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liqui-Box Corporation, a global leader in flexible packaging solutions for liquid and semi-liquid products, has announced two strategic additions within their executive team to support the Company's global growth strategies. Greg Gard will serve as the Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Anthony Rizzo will serve as the Senior Vice President of Sales. Greg brings over 25 years of experience in the packaging industry. Greg...

2014-08-06 23:04:23

Label laws put responsibility on grocery sector to provide country-of-origin details on meat packages. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals upheld the mandatory country- of- origin labeling (COOL) ruling for meat and meat products currently in place. The decision denies a request for a preliminary injunction to block the implementation of the meat labeling rules. METTLER TOLEDO offers a meat labeling webinar to help ensure retailers are compliant with...

2014-08-05 23:12:35

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview with Entrepreneur and ViMillioniare GJ Reynolds on Simply G Radio Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor host of the Simply G Radio Show, interviewed Entrepreneur and ViMillioniare GJ Reynolds to find out about the importance of having a growth environment in business. Reynolds is an original founding member in the company ViSalus and is now a 5 Star...

History Of Culture Transformed Into Visual Representation
2014-08-04 03:09:11

University of Miami University of Miami Physicist on Multidisciplinary Team That Explored Cultural Migration Through Big Data Visualization Quantifying and transforming the history of culture into visual representation isn’t easy. There are thousands of individual stories, across thousands of years, to consider, and some historical conditions are nearly impossible to measure. Addressing this challenge, Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology at The...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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