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birdsong decoded
2014-07-20 09:50:04

Queen Mary, University of London Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike. The analysis used recordings of individual birds and of dawn choruses to identify characteristics of bird sounds. It took advantage of large datasets of sound recordings provided by the British Library Sound Archive, and online sources such as the Dutch...

2014-07-18 12:25:40

CHICAGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Packaging Dynamics Corporation ("Packaging Dynamics") today announced the expiration of its offer to purchase up to $64,912,000.00 of its outstanding 8.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 (the "Notes") at a price equal to $1,000.00 per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes tendered, plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes to the settlement date (the "Offer"). The Offer, made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated as of June 18, 2014 and...

2014-07-17 23:11:07

Outdoor games and cute foam cup crafts have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for a fun summer for the entire family. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Outdoor games are a perfect way to enjoy the summer time. Fun outdoor games and cute foam cup crafts have been released on Kids Activities Blog. The outdoor games are fun for a group of kids or even adults. The games include a handmade giant Jenga game and a flash light tag game. Other ideas include making a set of lawn...

2014-07-16 23:00:44

Foam cup crafts and outdoor games for the entire family have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Create a cute farm with the simplest of materials. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Foam cups are fun. Cute foam cup crafts and a laundry list of outdoor games for the entire family have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Foam cups make the perfect craft material for even the youngest artists. Materials needed to make cute styrofoam animals are foam cups, some paint, and pipe cleaners....

2014-07-15 14:27:45

Rice University Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words presented along with target stimuli), according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Whereas other studies had found that older adults are distracted by memories of prior similar events, this was the first study to...

Baboons Groom Each Other For The Benefits
2014-07-14 03:46:15

Biologisk Institut - Københavns Universitet Social animals often develop relationships with other group members to reduce aggression and gain access to scarce resources. In wild chacma baboons the strategy for grooming activities shows a certain pattern across the day. Grooming between individuals in a group of baboons is not practiced without ulterior motives. To be groomed has hygienic benefits and is stress relieving for the individual, while grooming another individual can provide...

2014-07-10 23:03:23

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics, is the first to offer the Americas local stock of polymer materials that meet European Union (EU) Regulation EC 1935/2004 and Regulation EU 10/2011. Quadrant’s continually expanding portfolio of certified materials, from PA to PEEK, provides food manufacturers the assurance of fulfilling the highest safety and quality levels for their food processing and packaging machinery. Reading, PA (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-10 08:28:11

SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN) today announced plans to release fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 results on Thursday, Aug. 7, following the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100706/CAREFUSIONLOGO The company will host a conference call on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. EDT) to discuss the results for the quarter and year, ended June 30, 2014, as well as provide guidance for future periods....

2014-07-09 11:24:31

University of Washington Smartphone apps can track where we eat our meals, when we commute to and from work and how many minutes we exercise each day. Ten thousand steps today? Check. More people are opting to use their phones as “life-logging” devices, but is the data they collect actually useful? Massive amounts of information showing your life patterns over a week, month or year are going untapped because these applications don’t have a way to interpret the data over the long...

2014-07-08 23:13:08

According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group, being constantly bombarded with far more information than we can process works to the detriment of our memory, our concentration and ultimately our ability to produce timely results and make good decisions. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Information overload isn't new. Starting with the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, scholars and scientists have predicted that each...


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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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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