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Wagging Is A Form Of Communication For Dogs
2013-11-01 05:00:03

[ Watch The Video: Silhouette Of Dog Wagging Tail ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Though it might not seem like it to humans, dogs communicate different messages to their fellow canines when they wag their tails, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Current Biology. While previous research had revealed that dogs wag their tails more to the right (from the canine’s point of view) when they are happy and to the left...

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2010-12-23 08:55:00

An ultra-powerful CT scanner will be used to help determine whether or not a massive fossilized skull that was discovered in the UK belongs to a new species of aquatic predator. According to a Wednesday article by BBC News Science Reporter Rebecca Morelle, the 7.9-foot long skull was discovered recently along the Jurassic coast and belongs to a ferocious "sea monster" known as a pliosaur. The fossil in question could belong to one of the largest pliosaurs ever discovered. Pliosaurs lived in...


Word of the Day
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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