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human language
2015-04-01 09:18:00

Prevailing theories suggest that human language evolved slowly from a series of simple grunts and noises, to a complex spoken language between 75,000 and 100,000 years ago. But now, according to a new study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers believe the rise of complex language took place relatively rapidly, not as a series of gradual changes as has been described previously.

2015-04-01 08:23:14

CALGARY, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") (TSX: OXC) today announces its participation in the CAPP Scotiabank Investment Symposium

2015-04-01 04:22:06

Closed Books is an end-to-end system specifically designed for cost- and process-efficient legacy portfolio administration HOLON, Israel, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-31 16:30:12

TOWSON, Md., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) proudly announces the publication of A Zebra Tale from the Immune Deficiency Foundation, an illustrated

2015-03-31 16:24:44

Conservation project will protect over 200,000 acres of rainforest habitat in Indonesia for Sumatran Tigers, Orangutans and Elephants WARRENTON, Va., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-03-31 08:37:05

PINEHURST, N.C., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi Loop(TM), an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID).

Cats music
2015-03-31 08:57:42

Taking a cat to the vet can be quite an adventure, but research published Monday in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery suggests that music could soothe a feline patient, ideally making the entire experience of caring for your pets somewhat less of an ordeal.

2015-03-30 12:27:39

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lights, camera...bark! Discovery Family Channel (DFC) today announced FROM WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI (wt), an all-new original

beards
2015-03-30 08:25:08

Growing a long, elaborate beard may be about more than just wanting sweet facial hair or trying to look like those Duck Dynasty guys: It may be one way for male humans to show dominance in an increasingly competitive world, new research from Swiss and Australian claims.


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

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Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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