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2012-01-18 10:37:24

Research examines key demographic variables of Nicaraguan canines Older dogs and male dogs are better hunting companions than younger dogs and female dogs says the author of a new study on the hunting ability and nutritional status of domestic dogs in lowland Nicaragua. In addition, he says, dogs are more suited to wildlife sustainability than other hunting options. "I was a little surprised to find that male dogs are harvesting more than females because few anthropologists have...

Male Spiders Eavesdrop To One-Up Their Rivals
2012-01-04 11:18:01

[ Watch the Video ] Just published this month, new research shows how spiders eavesdrop on other males and copy their courtship signals as a likely means of stealing their mate. Researchers have made a new discovery into the complex world of spiders that reflects what some might perceive as similar behavior in human society. As male wolf spiders go searching for a mate, it appears they eavesdrop, match and even try to outdo the mating dances of their successful rivals, a behavior seen...

Trash And Tombs Went Hand In Hand In Ancient Pompeii
2012-01-04 11:02:03

[ Watch the Video ] Cemeteries in ancient Pompeii were “mixed-use developments” with a variety of purposes that included serving as an appropriate site to toss out the trash. That´s according to findings from University of Cincinnati research at Pompeii to be presented Jan. 7, 2012, at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America by UC doctoral student Allison Emmerson. She has worked on site as part of UC´s Pompeii Archaeological Research Project....

2011-12-01 10:41:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world. Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today. All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of...

2011-12-01 01:45:20

University of Cincinnati history research examines trends in U.S. home births in the 1970s and paints a portrait of home-birth activists of the era — activists who represented a broad cross section of society. This research will be presented at a Dec. 6-7 conference in England. A comparison of home-birth trends of the 1970s finds many similarities — and some differences — related to current trends in home births. For instance, in the 1970s — as now — women...

2011-11-28 17:18:34

With his June 2011 senior thesis examining tent cities, UC planning graduate Andrew Heben seemingly foreshadowed current “Occupy” protests. That research has already been published in Planning magazine, and Heben hopes to turn his student thesis into a book. As part of his research for his senior thesis as an urban planning student at the University of Cincinnati, Andrew Heben spent a month during the summer of 2010 living in an unsanctioned tent encampment in Ann Arbor, Mich.,...

2011-11-15 21:14:29

When the American Society of Criminology meets in Washington, D.C., later this week, UC´s top-ranked criminal justice program will serve as a strong research presence, with about 40 research papers and presentations. Topics range from possible links between problem landlords and crime to victimization within prison populations. What are the odds of victimization within prison populations? These and other research topics will be presented by University of Cincinnati criminal justice...

2011-11-10 12:09:04

UC historian Wendy Kline will present her case study research on coercive birth control used as a form of eugenics. She will present that research at an international conference in Europe on Nov. 11. Eugenics — the science of improving the human population via selective breeding or reproduction — is not a concept confined to past centuries and decades, nor to locales outside the United States. That´s the finding of recent research by University of Cincinnati historian...

Image 1 - Aerial Robot System Can Save Firefighter Lives
2011-11-09 13:43:55

A system built by University of Cincinnati experts around an unmanned aerial vehicle has faced a real-world test in a West Virginia controlled forest burn, and proved its usefulness. Wildfires kill and, too often, fatalities are caused by a lack of situational awareness, said Kelly Cohen. Timely information can prevent wildfire deaths, especially among first responders, said Cohen, associate professor of aerospace engineering & engineering mechanics at the University of Cincinnati....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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