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magpie cleared of all charges
2014-08-18 07:02:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite its reputation in literature and folklore, researchers from the University of Exeter Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB) have found no evidence that magpies are attracted to shiny objects. In fact, not only do the long-tailed members of the crow family not compulsively swipe jewelry and other small trinkets, but they are actually frightened of new objects instead of being attracted to them, according to research...

Study Finds Frequent Facebook Use Linked To Eating Disorder Risk
2014-03-06 13:17:03

Jill Elish, Florida State University Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. Women who placed greater importance on receiving comments and...

2013-06-03 23:22:14

Moner Manager Review (MMR), an independent established ranking organization of money managers, awards the highest rank for the Large Cap database, to Princeton Ivy Capital Advisors (PICA) for its 26.99% gross of fee and 25.13% net of fee return New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Money Manager Review (MMR) has awarded the highest rank to Princeton Ivy Capital Advisors LLC (PICA) for one year investment return for the period April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013, winning over all other peers for...

2013-01-04 05:02:24

Capital Gains tax and dividend tax increase from the Fiscal Cliff debates, can be minimized by investing smart with the Princeton Ivy Capital Advisors (PICA) Investment Strategy. See its focus on "shareholder wealth building transfer" and "accumulation". New York, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 The recent Fiscal Cliff news has left many working people fearful about tax increases. Tax on capital gains and dividend taxes are expected to rise to 20% on households over $250,000. This is not...

2013-01-01 05:01:32

PICA's Deferred Gains Strategy minimizes Fiscal Cliff impact on portfolios New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 PICA's flagship strategy, the "Low Beta Legacy" with its 17-year track record of 14.15% annualized return, also has a long term deferred capital gains feature which prevents capital gains taxes from being incurred. In essence, this allows portfolio gains to grow further tax free as they remain invested for the long term. PICA charges a low fee of 0.5% for all its Clients....

2012-10-24 23:45:41

Pica and geophagy are much more prevalent in Madagascar than earlier researchers believed Though it was identified as a disorder as early as the 14th century, pica, or the eating of non-food items, has for years believed to be all but non-existent in a few corners of the globe — a 2006 study that reviewed research on pica found just four regions — the South of South America, Japan, Korea and Madagascar —where the behavior had never been observed. A new Harvard study,...

2012-09-18 23:00:16

PICA Manufacturing Solutions, a global company that specializes in the design, manufacturing and assembly of printed circuit boards, is improving the efficiency of its supply chain using ASAP Systems Passport to track hundreds of parts in real time as they move from vendors through manufacturing, production and assembly in PICA´s U.S., Canadian and Asian locations. With complete QuickBooks integration, ASAP´s inventory management and asset-tracking solutions use barcode and RFID...

2011-09-27 16:35:00

Today, Savtira Corporation, a new provider of B2B Cloud Commerce solutions, and One Pica, Inc., a digital commerce agency, announce pairing-up in order to provide businesses a comprehensive strategy for enhancing revenue and customer retention. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries are always looking for ways to develop new connections with potential customers. To select savvy B2B solutions companies, that means looking at every department...

2011-07-11 20:22:27

Brutal, non-parental infanticide in the black-billed magpie Finding their young dead in the nest is not uncommon for bird mothers. In many bird species some of the nestlings die before they leave the nest. This is known as "brood reduction", a common form of infanticide that the parents are to blame. On the other hand, witnessing a perpetrator killing their young is a very rare event for avian mothers. There have been suspected cases and some observations of this "non-parental infanticide" in...

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2011-06-02 14:50:00

Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive meta-analysis forthcoming in the June issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology helps explain why. According to the research, the most probable explanation for human geophagy"”the eating of earth"”is that it protects the stomach against toxins, parasites, and pathogens. The first written account of human geophagy...


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2006-02-24 11:46:26

The Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) is a bird in the crow family. It is 31-35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the European Magpie (Pica pica) however it is more slender and has proportionately smaller legs and bill. It has a glossy black cap on its head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in color with the wings and the feathers of the long (16-20 cm) tail are a beautiful azure blue. Preferred habitats include various types of coniferous...

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2006-02-24 11:10:11

The Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) is a large bird in the crow family that is found only in California. It inhabits the Central Valley and the adjacent chaparral foothills and mountains. Apart from its having a yellow bill and a yellow streak around the eye, it is virtually identical to the Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) which is found throughout North America. Genetic testing indicates a closer relationship between these two, than to the outwardly very similar Eurasian European...

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2006-02-24 11:04:20

The European Magpie (Pica pica) is a resident bird throughout Europe, much of Asia, and northwest Africa. It is one of several birds in the crow family named as magpies. There are numerous races. Recent research has indicated that the Korean race, P. pica sericea, is genetically very distinct from the other Eurasian forms, and may possibly be a separate species. The northwest African race P. p. mauretanica and the southwest Arabian race P. p. asirensis are also distinct in plumage and may...

magpie
2006-02-24 10:07:02

Image Credit: Thinkstock.com Magpies are medium to large passerine birds of the crow family, Corvidae. These colorful and noisy birds are closely allied to the jays and treepies. The names 'jay', 'treepie' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable, and do not reflect any genuine genetic difference between the groups. Research has recently cast doubt on the taxonomy of the Pica magpies, since it appears that P. hudsonia and P. nuttalli may not be different species, whereas the...

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2005-06-14 09:57:14

The Black-billed Magpie is a large bird in the crow family that occurs in the western half of North America from Alaska to Oklahoma. Externally, it is almost identical with European Magpie (Pica pica) and is often considered specific. However, the American Ornithologists' Union splits it as a separate species (Pica hudsonia) on the grounds that it is genetically closer to California's Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) than to the European Magpie. This bird prefers semi-open country with...

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