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Being Social: Learning From The Behavior Of Birds

Catherine Crawley, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis New Study Elucidates the Social World of Parrots Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but...

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2014-09-18 12:26:04

Annual Global Initiative Runs October 1-31 in a call for Harmony for Humanity LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned artists Steve Aoki and Pink Martini have joined the Honorary Committee for the 13(th) Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network of performances organized by the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated musician, producer and founder of Dim Mak Records. His remixes and collaborations with artists such as...

vulture
2014-09-12 03:00:04

Thomas Deane, Trinity College Dublin Zoologists from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how endangered vultures find their food, which will have important applications for their conservation. It turns out the iconic birds, which look like they belong in a former world dominated by dinosaurs, use social cues from birds of prey to locate food before swooping down in large groups to steal the freshest of ‘ready meals’. The zoologists used a...

2014-09-09 12:22:59

STW will purchase 100% of Black Pearl, an oilfield services company that provides liners and evaporation covers for fresh water and produced water frac ponds MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STW Resources Holding Corp. (OTC QB: STWS) announced today its planned acquisition of a locally owned Midland based company, Black Pearl Energy, LLC ("Black Pearl") that installs liners and has introduced floating evaporation covers for fresh water frac pits to the oil industry....

2014-09-04 23:10:39

Trusted partner of leading XBRL toolset providers, Vizor Software offers financial regulators a powerful set of features to simplify and strengthen regulation systems, resulting in an end to end supervisory solution. Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Vizor, the leading global provider of financial regulation technology, today announced research results based on data accumulated through their vast, hands-on experience working on complex XBRL integration projects with top financial...

Thylacares brandonensis
2014-09-01 02:00:59

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München LMU biologists have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new genus of predatory arthropods. These animals lived in shallow marine habitats and were far less eye-catching than related forms found in Jurassic strata. Before they sank to the bottom of their shallow marine habitat and were fossilized some 435 million years ago, these arthropods preyed on other denizens of the Silurian seas – although they were not exactly...

gloomy scale insect
2014-08-29 03:00:22

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. “Recent studies found that scale insect populations increase on oak and maple trees in warmer urban areas, which raises the possibility that these pests may also increase with global warming,” says Dr. Elsa...

2014-08-24 20:20:22

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities and top Hollywood wardrobe stylists admired handcrafted jewelry from Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry at the StyleLab Suite, which took place during Emmy Awards week. The collection includes handcrafted, one-of-a-kind earrings and rings. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140825/139085 Celebrities including Betsy Brandt ("Breaking Bad"), Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black"), Madeline Brewer ("Orange is the New Black"),...

wood thrush migration
2014-08-23 03:00:15

Robin Heron, York University Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometers away with no prior experience to guide them. Now, a new study out of York University has tracked these “student pilots” on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults. “Juveniles departed later from their overwinter sites in...

cyborg moth drone
2014-08-21 06:46:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to convert moths into miniature drones by electronically manipulating their flight muscles and monitoring the signals the insects use to control them. Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and colleagues from NC State and Cornell University devised a method to attach electrodes to a moth during its pupal stage, when it...

2014-08-20 12:25:54

13th Annual Global Initiative Runs October 1-31 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Musicians across the United States and around the world will join together, raise their collective voices and dedicate their art to the legacy and mission of journalist Daniel Pearl for the 13(th) Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days. During the month of October, performers are invited to participate by registering their concerts, making a dedication from the stage, adding a message to their...


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Tanna Ground Dove, Gallicolumba ferruginea
2014-09-10 10:54:56

The Tanna Ground Dove (Gallicolumba ferruginea), known also as Forster’s Dove of Tanna, is an extinct dove species. The taxonomic affiliation is not certain but at its first scientific discussion by Johann Georg Wagler in 1829, it was classified into the genus Gallicolumba; its closest relative is most likely the Santa Cruz Ground Dove. It was native to the Pacific Island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Forster records a native name mahk, nearly certainly from the Kwamera language. The taxonomic...

Liverpool Pigeon, Caloenas maculata
2014-09-10 10:48:08

The Liverpool Pigeon or the Spotted Green Pigeon (Caloenas maculata) is a presumed extinct pigeon species of unknown provenance. Currently, it is only known from a single specimen reposited in the World Museum of the National Museums Liverpool; this specimen is presumed to have been collected from French Polynesia sometime between 1783 and 1823. The Liverpool Pigeon was initially mentioned in the work A General Synopsis of Birds by John Latham and scientifically named by Johann Friedrich...

Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander, Ambystoma cingulatum
2014-05-26 09:02:44

The frosted flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) is a species of mole salamander that can be found in southeastern coastal areas of the United States. Its range includes northern areas of Florida and southern areas of Georgia and South Carolina. It prefers to reside in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 3.5 and 5.3 inches and has a small head and body with short legs and a long, smooth tail. It is typically brown to...

Northwestern Salamander, Ambystoma gracile
2014-05-26 07:53:38

The northwestern salamander (Ambystoma gracile) is a species of mole salamander that can be found along the Pacific Coast of North America. Its range extends from May Island in southeastern Alaska to the Gulala River in Sonoma County, California. It resides in a number of habitats from sea level to the timberline, including grasslands and woodlands, but cannot be found east of the Great Divide. It holds two subspecies known as A. g. decorticatum and A. g. gracile, which are separated by a...

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