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2011-04-11 00:00:38

After years of ceaseless bullying and fighting against Attention Deficit Disorder, Zachery Richardson has overcome his challenges to find validation and respect through his career as an author. Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 While most 21-year-olds celebrate being mature enough to party legally, Oregonian Zachery Richardson is reveling in the release of his debut novel, Chronicles of the Apocalypse: Revenge, Everything is Nothing. Richardson, who was constantly bullied throughout his...

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2011-04-05 09:40:30

Firefly partners work together to find work-family balance Every parent with young children knows that couples need to work together to accomplish the myriad tasks waiting both at work and at home. But it may come as a surprise that fireflies also juggle their commitments to find a comfortable work-family balance. According to new research led by biologists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, wingless "stay-at-home" female fireflies get less support from their mates than...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA) in conjuction with Nigh and Day Sleep Services is announcing the opening of a brand new sleep lab in Staten Island, New York to service the surrounding New York and New Jersey area. Tarrytown, NY (Vocus) October 18, 2010 In an ongoing effort to offer an even greater breadth of valuable services to patients on Staten Island, Night and Day Sleep Services, LLC-a division of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA)-is proud to announce that it will be opening a...

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2010-07-09 07:50:00

First experiments suggest that synchronous male flashing is more recognizable to females For decades, scientists have speculated about why some fireflies exhibit synchronous flashing, in which large groups produce rhythmic, repeated flashes in unison "“ sometimes lighting up a whole forest at once. Now, the first experiments on the function of this phenomenon suggest that synchronous flashing preserves female fireflies' recognition of suitable mates. The results are reported in the July...

2010-04-07 10:57:39

A leading bat expert with the USDA Forest Service's Southern Research Station today identified nine bat species in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee that she believes are most threatened by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungus that kills bats and appears to be rapidly spreading south from the northeastern United States. Station Research Ecologist Susan Loeb, Ph.D. says WNS has been confirmed in Tennessee, and she says it is just a matter of time before the fungus...

2009-07-26 13:19:22

The number of fireflies lighting up the night throughout the United States appears to be declining, scientists say. Firefly researcher Marc Branham said when compared with the appearance of fireflies from a decade or two ago, the current natural population of the insect species appears to have dropped significantly, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch said Sunday. There certainly appear to be fewer fireflies out now as opposed to 10 or 20-some years ago, the University of Florida assistant professor...

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2009-06-05 14:10:00

Experts warned Congress on Thursday that a mysterious fungus attacking America's bats represents the most serious threat to wildlife in a century and could spread nationwide within years. The condition, known as white-nose syndrome, gets its name from the white fungus speckled amongst the bats, reports the Associated Press. Experts told two House subcommittees on Thursday about discovering caves where bats had been decimated by the disease. "One cave there was turned into a morgue, with bats...

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2009-05-07 14:55:00

A Malaysian lawmaker warned Thursday that the nation's spectacular firefly population is under threat of destruction within months due to large-scale land clearing. The fireflies are one of Malaysia's leading tourist attractions. "If we do not do anything, the lights will go out for the fireflies by the end of the year," Elizabeth Wong, who oversees tourism and environmental affairs in the Malaysian state of Selangor, told the AFP. Conservation groups had notified Malaysia's government about...

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2009-04-08 09:37:14

Reporting in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE April 8, Vincenzo Penteriani and Maria Delgado of the Estacion Biologica de Doñana, Spain, describe the evolution of white throat badges in association with dawn and dusk vocal signals in certain species of nocturnal bird, which maximize the potential for these species to communicate during hours when light is low. Previous research has suggested that visual communication is important only for diurnal species of bird,...

2009-03-06 14:21:45

Animal Planet has announced plans to air Night, a new series about the world's most elusive nocturnal animals. The show, for which 31-year-old animal trainer and behaviorist Brandon McMillan will serve as host, is set to debut April 8. I think it's in our nature to be afraid of the dark, McMillan said in a statement. When we're kids, we're taught that monsters such as werewolves and vampires come out at night, but this show examines the real nocturnal animals -- and sometimes they're just as...


Latest Night Reference Libraries

Wroughton's Free-Tailed Bat, Otomops wroughtoni
2013-06-25 19:31:15

Wroughton's free-tailed bat (Otomops wroughtoni) is a species of free-tail bat that can be found in a restricted range that includes a small portion of Cambodia and the Western Ghats. Its range is so small that it only appears in a few areas including two places in Karnataka, India and in the Barapede Caves between in the Belgaum district. Its exact distribution is not known, however, because the species is not often seen. There is not much known about Wroughton's free-tailed bat, but it...

European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...

Ghost-faced Bat, Mormoops megalophylla
2012-07-17 11:13:55

The ghost-faced bat (Mormoops megalophylla) is one of two living species within its genus. It has a large range that includes Peru, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. In the United States, it can be found in Texas, and there have been records of it appearing in California and Arizona. It prefers a habitat within warm and humid environments. The ghost-faced bat is small, and is typically reddish-brown or dark brown in color. As the bat ages, this red becomes more...

Fringe-lipped Bat, Trachops cirrhosis
2012-07-13 14:46:38

The fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is the only species within its genus, Trachops. This species, as well as its three subspecies, can be found in southern Brazil and from southern Mexico to Bolivia. It prefers a habitat within moist or tropical forests, with abundant water sources. It chooses roosts in hollow logs and caves, and can be seen roosting with other bat species. The fringe-lipped bat can weigh am average of 1.1 ounces. It is typically brownish red in color, although the...

Pale Spear-nosed Bat, Phyllostomus discolor
2012-07-09 17:30:10

The pale spear-nosed bat (Phyllostomus discolor) is native to Central and South America. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, and throughout southeastern Brazil. It can also be found in Bolivia and Paraguay. There is a controversial thought that it occurs in Argentina, but this is based off only one individual that has actually disappeared. It prefers a habitat within agricultural areas and lowland forests at an altitude of up to 2,000 feet. The pale-spear nosed bat holds two...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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