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2014-06-26 04:21:11

Letting your child know they are going to be an older sister or brother can be an intimidating conversation. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island pediatrician, gives his advice on how parents should approach the issue. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel or GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "New sibling: Preparing your older child" published by Mayo Clinic, which discusses how to prepare children to be an...

2014-06-25 23:05:17

Tools4ever will be attending ISTE to showcase how their software is meeting the changing needs of the education industry. Lynbrook, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Tools4ever, the market leader in identity and access management (IdM/IAM) solutions, announced today that they will be exhibiting at one of the largest conferences and tradeshows for technology in education, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 tradeshow in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28 through July 1, 2014,...

2014-06-25 08:31:29

$500,000 Awarded for Programs Focused on Medication Safety and Efficiency SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CareFusion Foundation today awarded $500,000 in grant funding to 11 U.S. nonprofit health care institutions as part of the Foundation's second annual Clinical Excellence Grant Program. The institutions will receive grants of up to $50,000 based on programs that develop and share best practices in improving medication safety and efficiency. "The proper management of...

goose bumps
2014-06-25 05:33:12

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Emotions are often considered relative states that are difficult to measure. It may not be far off in the future, however, when scientists will be able to quantify emotional states. A team of researchers at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea have developed a sensor that can directly measure the degree and occurrence of goose bumps, technically known as piloerection. This wearable device measures 20mm x 20mm. Goose bumps occur because of...

2014-06-24 12:34:21

Wearable Human-Machine Interface Developed at KAIST in South Korea Quantitatively Measures Goose Bumps -- a Step Toward Direct Detection of Human Emotional States WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and emotional response helped to determine his/her experience of music,...

2014-06-24 08:23:56

Execs focused on accelerated growth strategies, transforming business models; Cite energy costs, regulatory landscape, cyber-threats as significant challenges HOUSTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more energy executives believe the United States can attain energy independence within the next 15 years, eliminating the U.S. dependency for foreign energy sources, according to the results of the 12(th) annual Energy Industry Outlook Survey conducted by the KPMG Global Energy...

2014-06-24 00:20:18

- Expanded capacity to serve North America and Europe to further grow overseas barrier film business - TOKYO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (hereafter Toppan Printing) has announced its decision to construct a new plant in Georgia USA. Toppan is aiming to commence mass production at its first transparent barrier film manufacturing site outside Japan in March 2016. With the launch of the new plant, Toppan will bolster its capacity to supply transparent barrier films,...

Hateful People May Excel In The Few Activities They Tend To Perform
2014-06-20 09:22:48

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online The team behind figuring out why “haters gonna hate” are building on their research that came out last year based around the key factor of positive versus negative dispositional attitudes. Last year's study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, explained how the difference between a 'hater' and a 'liker' has everything to do with whether or not that person views the world and things that happen in it...

2014-06-19 10:06:31

Association for Psychological Science A moral story that praises a character's honesty is more effective at getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that stories such as "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "Pinocchio" may not be effective cautionary tales when it comes to inspiring honest...

2014-06-17 12:49:48

Michigan Tech Winter takes its toll on living things. To protect themselves from the elements, bears hibernate, and trees go dormant.   Biologists have observed what happens when trees become dormant, but up to now, they haven’t understood the underlying genetic mechanisms that enable them to start growing again. A team led by molecular geneticists from Michigan Technological University has identified and characterized a gene that tells a poplar tree when winter ends and a spring...


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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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