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2014-08-14 23:01:21

K9 Dog Park, a full service dog care facility in Escondido, California, announces client satisfaction levels never before seen, including a Five Star rating on Google+. Escondid, California (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 K9 Dog Park, a wholly owned subsidiary of Puppies Dot Com, LLC, announced today that client satisfaction is at an all-time high due to customer experience, owner participation, employee training and virtually no turnover of key employees. Owner Penny DiLoreto commented, “My...

Reconstructing Faces Using ‘Shape-Shifting’ Material
2014-08-14 03:21:59

American Chemical Society Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. Researchers will report today that they have developed a "self-fitting" material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth. The team will...

2014-08-14 08:29:28

US Operations Drive Recurring Revenue Growth at Over 12% LAS VEGAS, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI) ("CBAI" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter 2014 Highlights: -- Total revenue increased to approximately $1.54 million from $1.49 million, an increase of 3% over the same period of 2013. -- Cord Blood's US operations saw recurring...

sweat tattoo
2014-08-14 05:54:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tattoos have been used for many purposes over the years. In ancient times, and in indigenous cultures, they have been representations of status and position. In our more recent past, they were used by sailors, soldiers and bikers to show membership in a "club." Today, they serve cosmetic purposes from covering scars to wearable art. It makes one wonder what the future of tattoos might be. A new study, presented at the 248th National...

2014-08-13 23:06:46

Rumble in the Jungle: Wildlife photographer David J Slater together with photo products company Picanova gives away canvas prints of his famous monkey selfie – for free. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Battle lines are being drawn; legal teams are going bananas. In the pre-match round of his impending legal battle with Wikipedia, wildlife photographer David J Slater is about to go one-up on the Goliath by giving away canvas prints of his now famous monkey selfie – at no cost. In a recently...

2014-08-13 23:00:51

In fiscal year 2014, Best Friends Animal Society (http://www.bestfriends.org) has given its No More Homeless Pets Network Partners nearly $503,000 in grants to support 3,190 adoptions, 9,416 spay/neuter surgeries and a kitten nursery program to save the lives of 1,200 newborn kittens. Kanab, Utah (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Best Friends doesn’t just talk about saving lives, the Utah-based organization puts their money where their snout is. In fiscal year 2014, Best Friends...

2014-08-13 16:22:19

MIAMI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage -- seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious predators, it's their actual prey that poses a risk to seagrasses, according to FIU researchers. "Seagrasses around the world are under considerable threat -- from pollution to dredging and changes in water quality," said Mike Heithaus, interim...

2014-08-13 08:26:57

First major series debuts on revamped Positively.com platform ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If arson is an 'under the radar' crime, the dogs and handlers who uncover hidden clues at fire scenes to detect arson fraud are positively invisible. In a major new web series, celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell (It's Me or the Dog, Animal Planet) steps outside her comfort zone of domestic pet training to follow (and sometimes join) a class of new human and canine recruits as...

venom fights cancer
2014-08-13 05:35:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bee stings and snake bites are not typically viewed as things that are beneficial to a person’s health, but new research out of the University of Illinois suggests that they could be powerful tools in the treatment of cancer. [ Watch: Treating Cancer With Venom ] In research presented at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco, California on Monday, Dr. Dipanjan Pan described how...

geckos defy gravity
2014-08-13 05:18:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The uncanny ability of geckos to adhere to nearly any surface and even walk on ceilings is the result of a biological mechanism in their toes that the lizards can instantly turn on or off, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Applied Physics. Geckos, along with spiders and some insects, appear to defy gravity with the way they are able to scale walls and cling to high surfaces, the Oregon...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

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