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human language
2015-04-01 09:18:00

Prevailing theories suggest that human language evolved slowly from a series of simple grunts and noises, to a complex spoken language between 75,000 and 100,000 years ago. But now, according to a new study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers believe the rise of complex language took place relatively rapidly, not as a series of gradual changes as has been described previously.

2015-04-01 04:22:06

Closed Books is an end-to-end system specifically designed for cost- and process-efficient legacy portfolio administration HOLON, Israel, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

beards
2015-03-30 08:25:08

Growing a long, elaborate beard may be about more than just wanting sweet facial hair or trying to look like those Duck Dynasty guys: It may be one way for male humans to show dominance in an increasingly competitive world, new research from Swiss and Australian claims.

2015-03-18 04:22:22

The financial institution anticipates even greater operational savings and improved time to market for new products through the expanded use of Sapiens DECISION across multiple lines of business HOLON,

melting glaciers
2015-03-10 14:40:59

You might think that the noisiest parts of Earth’s oceans are the shipping lanes near busy American or European ports, but you’d be wrong. Thanks to rapidly melting, shearing and calving ice sheets, the waters near Alaska and Antarctica are actually the noisiest waters known to man, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.

2015-03-09 08:35:06

Sapiens leverages "Old Co-New Co" implementation approach to enable an efficient Wesleyan operating environment for both closed books and new business HOLON, Israel, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/

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2015-03-07 14:28:59

Once they undergo menopause and their reproductive cycles come to an end, older female killer whales help lead the rest of their pod and direct them to the best food sources, a new study finds.

penguins
2015-03-02 13:00:48

You might think of emperor penguins as hardy little birds, capable of handling the most unforgiving temperatures – but a new study shows that the last ice age decimated the Antarctic emperor penguin population.

2015-02-24 04:23:48

Sapiens' next generation software suite to manage Wesleyan's end-to-end policy administration, enabling the financial mutual to achieve its ambitious business goals HOLON, Israel, February

2015-02-18 08:36:29

Sapiens IDIT system to replace legacy environment with modern technology and capabilities to enable process and cost efficiencies, and speed time to market HOLON, Israel, February 18, 2015


Latest Megafauna Reference Libraries

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

Cetology
2013-10-02 11:21:29

Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
2013-08-26 11:17:56

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...

Con Rit
2013-08-26 07:37:45

The con rit is a mythical creature of the oceans around southeast Asia, mainly off the coast of Vietnam. It is considered to be a type of sea serpent but with a strange appearance. Vietnamese folklore considers the con rit as a water dragon. In Vietnamese, the word con rit translates to millipede. Resembling a giant millipede, it is said to be about 50 feet long with jointed and armored segments, each being two to three feet in length with a pair of legs attached. The coloration of this...

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Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.