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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...

Giant South American river turtle adult
2014-08-17 05:48:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Giant South American River Turtles are capable of producing a variety of vocalizations in different behavioral situations, including while they are caring for their young, a team of US and Brazilian scientists report in a recent edition of the journal Herpetologica. The researchers have been studying the communication and social behavior of these creatures, which are known for their longevity and their protective shells, and have...

2014-08-14 08:34:53

Dazzle latest to join Pearls.com, offering exclusive Swarovski-Crystal-and-Pearls designs MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearls.com adds Dazzle Pearls as latest brand to join Galatea, Tara, Imperial Pearl and others calling the uber-pearls website home. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/135965Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/135964 "We're thrilled to add Dazzle as an exclusive Pearls.com offering combining designer finesse,...

2014-08-03 23:00:09

Oils enrich and feed skin beautifully and can be superior to creams. The Sublime Beauty® Daily Body Oil is a blend of 5 oils and no chemicals, no additives and no fragrances for well-being. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Skin absorbs what is put on it, and far too often there are chemicals, additives and preservatives in creams. The Daily Body Oil is a blend of five perfect oils and no preservatives or chemicals for well-being. "We designed this special oil for our...

2014-07-30 08:36:16

New capability helps customers determine a farm management program to manage devastating bacteria MINNEAPOLIS, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's animal nutrition business has launched a new EMS Risk Tool to help customers determine the best farm management program to manage the risk of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) on their shrimp farms. EMS, also known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND), is caused by certain strains of the bacteria vibrio and has led to...


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Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp
2014-10-07 10:46:13

The vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) is a species of crustacean that can be found in freshwater vernal pools in the states of Oregon and California in the United States. In Oregon, it has been found in the Agate Desert and on the Upper and Lower Table Rocks, while in California this species can be found in thirty-two locations. It resides in vernal, or temporary, pools that hold a temperature between 43 °F and 68 °F. The vernal pool fairy shrimp varies in size between 0.43...

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...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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