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The Roots Of Human Altruism

The Roots Of Human Altruism

Judith Burkart, University of Zurich Apes hardly ever act selflessly without being solicited by others; humans often do. What has caused this curious divergence, which is arguably the secret to our species’ unparalleled success? A team headed...

Latest Zoology Stories

2014-08-28 23:17:41

By meditating or thinking only positive thoughts while breathing through the Pulmonica, the benefits of relaxation and anxiety relief are increased. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The Pulmonica is a specially constructed and tuned Pulmonary Harmonica that produces deep, resonant, meditative sounds that can be felt vibrating in the lungs and sinuses. No musical talent is needed to use it – just taking long, slow, deep and complete breaths through the Pulmonica always sounds...

2014-08-27 23:07:56

Beginning in September K9 Dog Park will launch Daycare Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for daycare dogs to learn and compete. Escondido, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Beginning in September, K9 Dog Park will launch doggy Daycare Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for daycare dogs to learn and compete. The September Games will be free to all K9 Dog Park Doggy Daycare clients who bring their dogs into the facility for at least two days per week. Clients will...

2014-08-27 12:24:15

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer MaHarry is not your typical wildlife photographer. For one thing, she's also an art director for Hollywood studios. This means she approaches creating images from a more graphic and design-oriented point of view. For another thing, not many Angelenos have tracked down mustangs in the wild, wild west. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140379 Her current retrospective at the G2 Gallery (1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice)...

2014-08-27 00:20:32

Poll underscores need for vigilance from both pet owners and the general public NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released poll by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed that good intentions don't always equate to action when it comes to rescuing dogs in parked cars on hot days. In a nationwide telephone survey, an overwhelming majority ? 93 percent ? of adults who have never encountered a dog in a car on a hot day...

2014-08-26 23:15:22

Bird B Gone has been granted a US patent for its Repeller 360° Bird Deterrent. The wind-powered device provides an effective and humane solution for keeping pest birds off boats, docks, AC units, light posts, signs, rooftops, skylights and more. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Bird B Gone, the world’s larger manufacturer of professional bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications was recently granted a US patent for its Repeller 360° Bird...

2014-08-26 23:02:31

TexVetPets.org encourages dog lovers to celebrate National Dog Day, a holiday to recognize the companionship and service that dogs provide humans. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Today is National Dog Day, marking a special time to celebrate the joy and companionship that dogs contribute to the lives of humans. Since it was established in 2004, each August 26 is dedicated to recognizing dog ownership, safety and appreciation. We love and care for our dogs every day of the year, but...

2014-08-26 12:22:49

Taking Simple Actions Can Help Stop Invasive Species WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) advises those who are planning to hike or camp this Labor Day to remember a few simple actions to help stop the spread of 15 invasive, Hungry Pests. These non-native insects, animals, plants and diseases devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are mostly spread by humans. Because they don't have natural predators...

2014-08-25 08:24:45

Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can dogs use their special abilities to overcome obstacles and find their way home? Join the adventure of a group of purebred dogs who seek to learn their true purpose, traveling the world in the process. This educational adventure tale for children uses a dog's perspective to teach history, geography and a love of dogs. Lynne...

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2014-08-25 04:52:12

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that Homo sapiens in Spain ate snails around 30,000 years ago, 10,000 years before the French, whose escargot dish is now celebrated. Excavation of a site in Benidorm in the southwest of the country revealed that the inhabitants had a varied diet which included cooked snails. It can be difficult for archaeologists to pin down how snails end up at some sites, because many animals eat them and may...

lizard tail regeneration
2014-08-24 05:09:45

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Arizona State University have taken a giant step towards uncovering the genetic secrets behind lizards’ ability to regrow their own tails, and believe the knowledge could be used to stimulate regrowth in humans. The process with which lizards regenerate their tails after losing them in attacks from predators is described by the researchers as a genetic “recipe,” until now a secret recipe, because like good cooking...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Mulefoot
2014-08-28 08:52:56

The mulefoot is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Spain, although its exact origins are unknown. It is likely that the breed descended from hogs that were brought to the Gulf Coast of Spain and although pigs with non-cloven hooves have been known since the time of Aristotle, this is the only one to be considered a breed. This is due to its established standard and use in agriculture. The stock in America that was descended from Spanish lines was managed by selective breeding until...

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Chato Murciano
2014-08-27 09:39:21

The Chato Murciano is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Murcia in Spain and is the only remaining breed of pig that is native to that area. It was first developed when the Spanish found that their pigs were not meeting their standards, so they bred the Murciano with other pigs including Berkshires, large whites, Victorias, and Tamworths. This created a breed that was and is used for its bacon and meat. The Chato Murciano was named after its place of origin and its short nose....

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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