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Robotic Frogs Turn Boring Mating Call Into A Serenade
2013-07-15 15:24:23

University of Texas at Austin [ Watch The Video Robot Frog Attracting Potential Mate ] The 'rather bizarre' result may provide insight into how complex traits evolve by hooking together much simpler traits With the help of a robotic frog, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for female tungara frogs. The "rather bizarre" result may be evidence not of a defect in the frog brain, but of...

New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves In The Ocean Discovered
2013-06-03 18:58:18

University of Texas at Austin Lookdowns outperforms by up to 80 percent the 'mirror' strategy that was previously thought to be state-of-the-art in fish camouflage Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean, and it overturns 40 years of conventional wisdom about fish camouflage. The...

Dead Zebras Caged In Africa To Understand The Spread Of Anthrax
2013-04-23 09:20:39

The University of Texas at Austin Scavengers might not play as key a role in spreading anthrax through wildlife populations as previously assumed, according to findings from a small study conducted in Etosha National Park in northern Namibia. Wildlife managers currently spend large amounts of money and time to control anthrax outbreaks by preventing scavengers from feeding on infected carcasses. The effort might be ill spent, according to results published in Applied and...

Switching To A Power Stroke Helps A Tiny Marine Crustacean To Survive
2013-04-02 14:29:14

University of Texas at Austin [ Watch the Video Copepod Nauplius Swimming at 10 Degrees C ] Olympic swimmers aren't the only ones who change their strokes to escape competitors. To escape from the jaws and claws of predators in cold, viscous water, marine copepods switch from a wave-like swimming stroke to big power strokes, a behavior that has now been revealed thanks to 3-D high-speed digital holography. Copepods are tiny crustaceans found in nearly every aquatic environment on...

2013-03-26 10:48:00

As the nation continues to grapple with the long-simmering issue of gun control, solutions are stymied by heated debates. To effectively influence a divided America, elected officials must take a broad perspective rather than focusing on specific incidents, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, led by University of Texas at Austin psychology researchers Erin Burgoon and Marlone Henderson, is published in the March online issue of Personality...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.