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Physicists Solve Longstanding Puzzle Of How Moths Find Distant Mates

Provided by Kim McDonald, UC San Diego The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists. Researchers know the moths use pheromones to locate their mates. Yet when these chemical...

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2014-10-30 23:18:34

Mercola.com Krill Oil is now certified sustainable by The Marine Stewardship Council Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 An entirely new and environmentally friendly harvesting method is being employed for the krill used in Dr. Mercola’s Premium Antarctic Krill Oil supplements. Certification by The Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) means every component of the manufacturing process – from how the raw materials are harvested to how the product is manufactured – has been...

2014-10-22 23:02:08

Six year research report details findings of more than 100 anti-fouling and foul release coatings and materials tested for mussel control. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation has released a report summarizing six years of testing coatings to control the attachment of quagga and zebra mussels to water and power facilities. Since the study began in 2008, Reclamation has tested more than 100 coatings and materials. "Controlling attachment of invasive...

2014-10-15 23:10:20

Culturing a fresh, healthy, sustainable shrimp in the US has been challenging the seafood industry for many years. Now Sun Shrimp answer many of the toughest challenges facing US seafood supply today. Southwest Florida (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Americans love shrimp, making it the number one consumed seafood for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, the domestic shrimp industry only supplies 12% of the demand. 88% of shrimp has to be imported from third world countries. Imported shrimp have...

2014-10-15 23:03:00

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute celebrates increased harvest limits for king and snow crab fisheries. Juneau, AK (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Today marks the opening of Alaska’s 2014-2015 winter king and snow crab season. Alaska’s crab fishermen will take to Alaska’s icy waters to bring delicious and succulent Alaska king and snow crab to markets around the world. Harvest limits are set by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and utilize the best available science and responsible...

house fly genome
2014-10-14 04:00:03

Provided by Alanna Orpen, BioMed Central The house fly might be a worldwide pest, but its genome will provide information that could improve our lives. From insights into pathogen immunity, to pest control and decomposing waste, the 691 Mb genome has been sequenced and analyzed by a global consortium of scientists, and is published in the open access journal Genome Biology. The genome highlights detoxification and immune system genes that are unique to the insect, and could be subjects...

Quagga Mussel Now Invading Britain
2014-10-13 03:40:37

Provided by University of Cambridge Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel, confirmed just two weeks ago on 1 October in the Wraysbury River near Heathrow airport. Researchers say that, with at least ten more of these high-risk species established just across the channel in Dutch ports, Britain could be on the brink of what they describe as an 'invasional meltdown': as...

Research Shows How Giant Clams Harness The Sun
2014-10-07 03:38:15

University of Pennsylvania Evolution in extreme environments has produced life forms with amazing abilities and traits. Beneath the waves, many creatures sport iridescent structures that rival what materials scientists can make in the laboratory. A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Santa Barbara, has now shown how giant clams use these structures to thrive, operating as exceedingly efficient, living greenhouses that grow symbiotic...

52-million-year-old Fossil Of Ant-loving Beetle Preserved In Amber Discovered By Scientists
2014-10-06 03:11:31

American Museum of Natural History Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a 52-million-year old beetle that likely was able to live alongside ants—preying on their eggs and usurping resources—within the comfort of their nest. The fossil, encased in a piece of amber from India, is the oldest-known example of this kind of social parasitism, known as "myrmecophily." Published today in the journal Current Biology, the research also shows that the diversification of these stealth beetles,...

New Study Helps To Identify Spiders In International Cargo
2014-10-06 03:49:04

Entomology Today Spiders found in international cargo brought into North America are sometimes submitted to arachnologists for identification. Often, these spiders are presumed to be of medical importance because of their size or similarity to spiders that are known to be toxic to humans. In 2006, after witnessing multiple episodes where harmless spiders were mistaken for toxic ones, Richard Vetter, an arachnologist at the University of California, Riverside, asked other arachnologists...

2014-09-29 23:11:50

On September 24, The Original Soupman announced the recall of certain lots of its “Lobster Bisque” due to allergy alert. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Lobster Bisque. On September 24, The Original Soupman announced the...


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Maylasian Earthtiger Tarantula, Cyriopagopus shioedtei
2014-10-04 17:28:02

The Maylasian Earthtiger Tarantula (Cyriopagopus schioedtei) is a large and colorful tree-dwelling tarantula from the subfamily Ornithoctoninae. The legspan of this large spider is 22 centimeters. The carapace length is over 3 centimeters. There is a distinct sexual dimorphism. The male is olive green colored with faint yellow leg striation. The male also has a blunt tibial apophysis and long slender legs. The sex of the sub adult males can be easily distinguished by the epigynal fusillae...

Singapore Blue, Lampropelma violaceopes
2014-09-22 17:06:17

The Singapore Blue (Lampropelma violaceopes) is a large tree-dwelling species of tarantula from Malaysia and Singapore. These spiders have been known to grow in excess of nine inches across. The body is a very colorful blue with brown or gold colored carapace. The male equivalent is normally not as vibrant. The diet is made up primarily of beetles, cockroaches, crickets, pinky mice, birds, and other small animals. During feeding, the abdomen will often increase in size two-fold. Image...

Togo Starburst, Heteroscodra maculata
2014-09-22 17:03:43

The Togo Starburst (Heteroscodra maculata), known also as the Ornamental Baboon, is an Old World species of tarantula which was initially described in 1899 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is native to West Africa and is found mostly in Togo and Ghana. These tarantulas can reach their full size after about three years. When they are fully grown, they can reach leg spans of up to five inches. They are characterized by their chalky white coloration with mottled black and brown...

Western Desert Tarantula, Aphonopelma chalcodes
2014-09-22 16:18:33

The Western Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes), known also as the Arizona Blond Tarantula or the Mexican Blond Tarantula, is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. It has a limited distribution within the deserts of Arizona and adjacent parts of Mexico but can be very common within this range. The common name “blond tarantula” is in reference to the carapace, which is densely covered in pale hairs and contrasts strongly with the all-dark colored legs and abdomen....

Texas Brown Tarantula, Aphonopelma hentzi
2014-09-22 16:02:39

The Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi), known also as the Oklahoma Brown Tarantula or the Missouri Tarantula, is one of the most common species of tarantula thriving in the southern-most United States today. Texas Browns can grow to be over four inches in legspan, and weigh more than three ounces as adults. The body is a dark brown color. The shades may vary between individual tarantulas and is more distinct after moult. Female individuals can lay up to 1,000 eggs. The eggs are...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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