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2012-04-02 11:20:08

Nine out of 10 drugs successfully tested in mice and other animal models ultimately fail to work in people, and one reason may be traced back to a common fact of life for laboratory mice: they're cold, according to a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Laboratory mice, which account for the vast majority of animal research subjects, are routinely housed in chilly conditions, which may affect their well-being as well as the outcome of research studies, said Joseph...

New Species Of Fungus Found In A Wasp Nest
2011-11-10 04:29:58

Mucor nidicola species previously unknown to science While some researchers look for new species in such exotic places as the deep sea, tropical regions, or extreme environments, a team headed by Tufts researchers turned their attention towards nests of an invasive paper wasp. What they found was a new species of fungus. Philip T. Starks, associate professor of biology at the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and doctoral student Anne A. Madden published their discovery...

New Smart Thermostat Cuts Energy Usage 20 To 30 Percent
2011-10-26 04:29:12

Former Apple and Google engineers are launching a new company that will sell a new type of thermostat, "Nest Leaf". Nest Labs' new thermostat has a smart technology that learns owner's settings after a few days of being used. The Nest Leaf is also expected to be able to cut energy by 20 to 30 percent by simply having a set schedule. The new device is able to be networked through Wi-Fi so people can program it from an iOS or Android smartphone device. A motion sensor on the device...

Nest Building A Learned Behavior
2011-09-27 04:50:59

According to research published in the journal Behavioral Processes on September 26, 2011, birds may build better nests with each consecutive one. According to the Daily Mail Online, Scientists studied the building habits of the male Southern Masked Weaver, in Botswana, which build grass nests. The birds were found to vary their technique from nest to nest. The birds were able to refine their construction and make fewer mistakes as the months went past. Some birds were found to build their...

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2011-06-25 07:47:30

Some birds use information gathered from eavesdropping on their enemies to find safer areas to build their nests, scientists have found. Birds that nest on the ground, such as ovenbirds and veeries, fall prey to predators as many eggs and fledglings struggle to survive. Neighboring chipmunks are a major threat. These birds use a range of cues to determine the location of their nests, but Quinn Emmering and Dr. Kenneth Schmidt from Texas Tech University suggest that the "chips," "chucks" and...

2010-06-25 08:35:00

State threatened species continues its ascent By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The bald eagle's amazing recovery from the brink of extinction in this state continues at a heartwarming pace as America prepares to celebrate the birth of its independence, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. So far this year, 192 bald eagle nests - in 50 counties - have been recorded in...

2009-07-01 09:37:00

NOTE: Photos and a graph to accompany the first article are available from the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on "Release #069-09." HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 20 years after the last eaglets were brought into Pennsylvania from Canada, bald eagles have recorded remarkable nesting successes here, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. And, with the Fourth of July just around the corner, the opportunity for Pennsylvanians...

2008-10-06 18:00:19

A bald eagle identified as one of the first to nest in the Milwaukee area in more than 100 years has been found dead, officials said. The eagle, who with its mate had built a nest near suburban Mequon, Wis., was found dead Sunday about 20 feet from its nesting tree on the Lake Michigan shoreline, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. Wildlife officials said the eagle would be taken to a laboratory in Madison, Wis., for a necropsy, where it will be checked for wounds and tested for...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

Rare Everglade snail kite nests found in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, conservationists said. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said they are the first snail kite nests found in the area in a decade, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. The rare raptor has been on the federal endangered species list for 40 years. There estimated to be 700 to 800 snail kites in Florida, down from 1,200 last year. Biologists said 12 adult snail kites and four nests were...


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Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria
2013-07-10 14:38:22

The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria), also known as the blue orchard bee, is a species of megachilid bee that is native to North America. Its range extends across the Rocky Mountains, where two subspecies are located. The nests of this species are made in natural hollows in which the bees will make separate rooms for larvae by creating walls with mud. The orchard mason bee can first be seen the early spring months, when temperatures reach about fifty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. Males leave...

African Arowana, Heterotis Niloticus
2012-12-26 17:21:10

The African arowana is native to the African region of Sahelo-Sudanese, Senegal, Gambia, also in the basins of Corubal, Volta, Oueme, Niger, Benoue, and Nile rivers, Lake Chad and Lake Turkana. This species is also found in parts of eastern Africa. The young live in swampy areas where there is an abundant supply of aquatic vegetation, while the adult live in the open water of lakes and rivers. It has been introduced in other countries of Africa and Madagascar, but has been reported by some...

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2010-02-03 16:02:04

Maiasaura, meaning "good mother lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Campanian age of the Upper Cretaceous Period (74 million years ago). It lived in what is now the state of Montana in the United States. It was discovered by paleontologist Jack Horner, whom was a paleontology advisor for the Jurassic Park movies. It was also co-discovered by Robert Makela. The dinosaur was named after finding a series of nests with egg and hatchling remains at Egg Mountain, in rocks of the Two Medicine...

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2007-10-26 12:30:07

The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus), occurs in western North America from central Oregon to northern Baja California and east as far as western Oklahoma though it wanders further afield out of the breeding season. It lives in foothills where the pinyon pines (Pinus edulis and Pinus monophylla) occur. It was first collected and described along the Maria River in northern Montana in 1833. The Pinyon Jay is between the North American Blue Jay and the Eurasian Jay in size. Its overall...

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2006-02-27 10:50:28

The Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca, from the family Accipitridae) is very similar to the Golden Eagle, only smaller and not as powerful. It measures 80 cm in length and has a wingspan of 200 cm. Imperial Eagles are distributed in South East Europe, West and Central Asia. The Spanish Imperial Eagle, found in Spain and Portugal, was formerly lumped with this species, the name Imperial Eagle being used in these circumstances; however the two are now regarded as separate species. In the...

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