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2010-03-25 16:30:00

MIAMI, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is a STATEMENT FROM HARRY WAYNE CASEY in response to the false, misleading and libelous content contained in the articles regarding the arrest of Richard Finch: RICHARD FINCH HAS NOT BEEN A PART OF KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND FOR OVER 30 YEARS, NOR IS HE A CO-FOUNDER OF THE BAND. Because of the recent allegations, I would like to clarify certain misinformation about Mr. Finch in relation to the band. I created KC & The Sunshine Band in 1973....

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2010-02-23 08:50:15

Scaling and shear link morphology, genotype and developmental genetics From how massive humpbacks glide through the sea with ease to the efficient way fungal spores fly, applied mathematicians at Harvard have excavated the equations behind a variety of complex phenomena. The latest numerical feat by Otger Campàs and Michael Brenner, working closely with a team of Harvard evolutionary biologists led by Arhat Abzhanov, zeroes in on perhaps the most famous icon of evolution:...

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2010-01-06 10:45:00

Darwin's finches develop antibodies to flies, pox virus Unlike Hawaii and other island groups, no native bird has gone extinct in the Galapagos Islands, although some are in danger. But University of Utah biologists found that finches "“ the birds Darwin studied "“ develop antibodies against two parasites that moved to the Galapagos, suggesting the birds can fight the alien invaders. With the discovery that the medium ground finches produce antibodies aimed specifically at the...

2009-10-02 12:25:38

Altering the DNA of a zebra finch could reveal the process of vocal learning in vertebrate brains, scientists at New York's Rockefeller University say. The zebra finch is one of several of its species that learn to speak by imitating other zebra finches, said Fernando Nottebohm, who heads the Laboratory of Animal Behavior at Rockefeller University. By manipulating the genes of zebra finches, Nottebohm and his team hope to learn more about the neural circuitry that allows songbirds to learn...

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2009-04-15 14:10:16

Study says red carotenoids that give the Common Crossbill its red coloration are produced in the liver, not the skin Where do birds get their red feathers from? According to Esther del Val, from the National History Museum in Barcelona, Spain, and her team, the red carotenoids that give the common crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) its red coloration are produced in the liver, not the skin, as previously thought. Their findings, published online in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften, have...

2009-04-14 13:19:47

A New York man pleaded guilty to trying to sneak 13 finches stuffed in hair curlers past security personnel at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Terrence McLean, 36, admitted to lying on U.S. Customs paperwork by not disclosing that he had the illegal birds hidden in his carry-on suitcase during a flight from Guyana to New York in August 2006, the New York Post reported Tuesday. McLean was due back in court Tuesday to face a more serious charge of knowingly exporting protected wildlife...

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2009-03-20 13:25:00

A report in the journal Science says that female Gouldian finches "decide" to have more male chicks if they are less compatible with their mate, BBC News reported. Finches with either red or black heads prefer to mate with males with the same head coloring, as this signifies a better genetic match, researchers said. The study found that chicks from a mismatched mating - particularly the females - were weaker and more likely to die very early. The birds compensate for this by having more male...

2009-03-13 13:44:00

By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The view out the window seems to be the same old, same old for many folks who feed songbirds over winter. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission is encouraging residents to look a little closer. Those LBJs on your birdfeeder may not be the same LBJs you usually see. Little brown jobs (LBJs) is a term some birders and biologists use to describe small,...

2009-02-02 10:07:00

Richard J. Carota Retires After 53 Years With Finch GLENS FALLS, N.Y.Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Finch Paper LLC today announced the appointment of former SCA Tissue-North America executive Joseph F. Raccuia as President and Chief Executive Officer of the uncoated printing paper manufacturer. The 50-year-old Mr. Raccuia succeeds Richard J. Carota, 71, who retired as President and CEO after 53 years with Finch Paper, but will continue in his role as Chairman of the company's Board of Directors...

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2009-01-06 09:20:00

A rare kind of pink iguana, unidentified by Charles Darwin in his now historic trips to the Galapagos Islands, could give evidence of species deviation earlier than Darwin's well-known finches, researchers announced Monday. Rosada was failed to be spotted by Darwin in his 1835 investigations, but seems to have the earliest identified discrepancy in land animals in the archipelago. This discovery also for the first time identifies the reptiles as a new species, announced Gabriele Gentile of...


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2008-08-13 17:14:13

The European Serin (Serinus serinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It breeds across southern and central Europe and north Africa. Southern and Atlantic coast populations are largely resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe for the winter. Open woodland and cultivation, often with some conifers, is favored for breeding. The European Serin is a small short-tailed bird, 4.33 to 4.75 inches in length. The upper parts are dark-streaked...

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2008-08-13 16:51:15

The Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus), also commonly called "pine chirper", is a small finch that is found across Canada, Alaska and the western mountains and northern parts of the United States. Migration by this bird is highly variable, probably related to food supply. Large numbers may move south in some years; hardly any in others. Adults are brown on the upperparts and pale on the underparts, with heavy streaking throughout. They have a short forked tail. They have yellow patches in their...

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2008-08-13 16:46:55

The Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus), also known simply as Siskin in Europe, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds across northern temperate Europe and into Russia. There is a separate population in eastern Asia. It is partially resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe in the winter. The eastern Asian birds winter in China or further south. In some years there are large eruptions into the wintering range, when the preferred...

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2008-05-16 15:37:57

The Black-And-Yellow Grosbeak (Mycerobas icterioides), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-16 15:36:40

The Japanese Grosbeak (Eophona personata), is a finch native to East Asia. The bird serves as the inspiration for a video game from Treasure Co. Ltd, called Ikaruga, which takes the bird's black-and-white coloration as inspiration for its primary gameplay mechanic. Photo Copyright and Credit

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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