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2014-08-19 08:35:42

The Europe-based retailer is proactively taking steps to comply with upcoming EU product safety regulations by leveraging MetricStream's solution to enhance quality and safety compliance across the

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2014-08-18 03:30:06

Decades of research on how bats use echolocation to keep a focus on their targets not only lends support to a long debated neuroscience hypothesis about vision but also could lead to smarter sonar and radar technologies.

2014-08-18 08:29:12

Company more than doubles warehousing capacity and adds additional shipping capabilities; expands operating hours for customers nationwide COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug.

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

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.

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

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

An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos.

2014-08-12 16:26:40

His Life Should Continue to Inspire Us ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug.

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

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.

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.

2014-08-07 12:30:14

RICHMOND, Va., Aug.


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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