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2014-08-13 03:00:37

Wildlife Conservation Society Human-structures in sagebrush landscapes favor Common Raven nesting over historical hawk species A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho State University (ISU) explored how habitat alterations, including the addition of energy transmission towers, affect avian predators nesting in sagebrush landscapes. Researchers compared nesting habitat selection between Common Ravens and three raptor species...

2014-04-30 23:19:45

Resolution Research is conducting a study with physicians and practice managers in the State of Idaho to create a baseline of providers' use of tools to manage diabetes and hypertension. Pocatello, ID (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Idaho State University (ISU) is partnering with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to conduct a baseline study on primary care providers’ use of team-based care, referral patterns, and electronic health records (EHR) for patients with chronic...

2011-03-18 12:48:00

In the news release, Fate of Idaho Patients' Legal End-of-Life Rights Rests With Senate Vote, issued 18-Mar-2011 by AARP Idaho over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read, " Whether or not patients' legal end-of-life wishes will be upheld is at stake as the Idaho State Senate readies to vote on House Bill 187" rather than "Whether or not patients' legal end-of-life wishes will be upheld is at stake today as the Idaho State Senate...

2010-11-18 12:36:59

Scientists at Idaho State University have mapped a previously unknown and active seismic fault in the Rocky Mountains. The newly discovered fault is located in central Idaho and could unleash an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 7.5. Glenn Thackray, chairman of the university's geosciences department, told Reuters that the 40-mile-long fracture in the Earth's crust at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains near the tiny mountain town of Stanley is cause for concern. "There's a chance in...

2010-02-22 11:21:00

Bill up for Senate Vote - Could Wreak Havoc on Idaho's Health Care System- AARP will Inform Members of How their Legislator Votes BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Idaho State Senate expected to vote today on the ill-conceived Idaho Health Freedom Act (HB 391), a bill that could wreak havoc on the state's health care system, AARP has announced it will make the vote a part of it's "accountability vote" efforts. AARP will record the roll call vote on the act (House...

2009-03-12 11:31:49

Archeologists in Guatemala's northern jungle have uncovered carved stucco panels from the Mayan civilization that depict cosmic monsters, gods and serpents that are the oldest known depictions of a famous Mayan creation myth, Reuters reported. Experts believe the panels were created around 300 BC and show scenes from the core Mayan mythology, the Popol Vuh.  Both panels are 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other. The site's head researcher, Richard Hansen, said on Wednesday that...

2009-01-20 12:22:00

Founder and president of Premier Technology, Inc. is 50th anniversary honoree POCATELLO, Idaho, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.cob.isu.edu) - Douglas A. Sayer, founder and president of Premier Technology, Inc., will be recognized as "Idaho Business Leader of the Year" at the showcase event of the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity at Idaho State University. The dinner event will be held in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center at...

2007-10-16 13:28:31

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State University anthropologists are retracing American Indian trade routes by bombarding arrowheads and other stone tools with radiation that helps locate their origins. The work at the Idaho Accelerator Center in Pocatello involves a process called photon activation analysis. It allows researchers to measure trace elements in an object and use the data to match artifacts with their places of origin, such as matching arrowheads made of obsidian with the lava...

2007-08-14 14:55:50

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Fred Risinger never gives his eastern Idaho bar patrons a last call - but then his customers are mice. Some are teetotalers who eschew the mouse-sized shots of alcohol they can obtain at any time simply by pressing a lever in their cage. Others Risinger describes as "your wine with dinner mice." And some are raging alcoholics, downing, in human terms, several fifths of liquor each day. Risinger, an Idaho State University professor, said what makes the alcohol cravings...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
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