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MERS Coronavirus Genetic Fragments Detected In The Air Of A Saudi Arabian Camel Barn
2014-07-23 03:04:01

American Society for Microbiology Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, indicates that further studies are needed to see if the disease can be transmitted through the air. MERS, a serious viral respiratory illness caused by the...

city squirrels
2014-07-23 03:30:56

Megan Meates, Curtin University Curtin University-led research has shown squirrels have adapted to New York City's human behavior, allowing them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods. Dr. Bill Bateman, Senior Lecturer at Curtin's Department of Environment & Agriculture, led the study that proved eastern grey squirrels were able to modify their behavior in urban environments and prevent unnecessary responses when humans acted in a predictable...

2014-07-23 08:26:06

BRISTOL, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), congratulates Elk Run Coal and its miners for being selected to receive the U.S. Office of Surfacing Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2014 Excellence in Surfacing Coal Mining Good Neighbor Award for community outreach. Elk Run was selected for the Good Neighbor award for working to better the local community. Employees gave both their time and resources to help their neighbors. They helped Sherman...

Swainsons thrush
2014-07-23 02:00:32

University of British Columbia Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists. "Instead of taking well-trodden paths through fertile areas, these birds choose to scale mountains and cross deserts," says UBC researcher Kira Delmore. Delmore harnessed a flock of B.C. Swainson's thrushes with tiny geolocating backpacks to map their routes as they migrated south...

2014-07-22 20:21:59

Gold Medal Awarded at Trophy Game Records of the World Banquet BOERNE, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Joshua Creek Ranch (www.joshuacreek.com) took home the first place gold medal award for 2013-2014 Axis Deer Exotic at the Trophy Game Records of the World Awards Banquet (www.trophyrecords.org) this past weekend in San Marcos, TX. This award means the biggest and highest scoring Axis Buck in the world was harvested at Joshua Creek Ranch in the Texas Hill Country,...

2014-07-22 16:29:40

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservationists from leading African organizations are appealing to internet retail giant Rakuten to immediately cease sales of elephant ivory products during the current poaching epidemic. Rakuten is stimulating market demand for elephant ivory by facilitating the sale of tens of thousands of ivory products. "We appeal to Rakuten to help protect Africa's elephants by banning all ads offering ivory for sale on its Japanese website," said...

2014-07-22 16:21:53

DUBLIN, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Nematicides Market by Types, Applications, and Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Nematicide is a type of chemical pesticide used to kill nematodes. Nematodes are microscopic parasitic roundworms, found in massive quantities virtually everywherein the soil, water, and inside other plants and animals. A...

What Is The Mystery Behind Starling Flocks?
2014-07-22 03:30:31

University of Warwick The mystery behind the movements of flocking starlings could be explained by the areas of light and dark created as they fly, new research suggests. The research, conducted by the University of Warwick and published in the journal PNAS, found that flocking starlings aim to maintain an optimum density at which they can gather data on their surroundings. This occurs when they can see light through the flock at many angles, a state known as marginal opacity. The...

2014-07-22 08:23:43

- Chemical treatment less costly than removal, protects even large ash trees with high density of EAB CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a little more than 10 years EAB has killed in excess of 100 million ash trees throughout the Midwest, with a high percentage of those from urban areas. The presence of the lethal beetle threatens ash in the eastern half of the United States and has now spread west of the Mississippi into Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. A new report by entomologists...

2014-07-20 23:01:02

The Europe Aquafeed Market report defines and segments the aquafeed market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-aquafeed-3696590504.html (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 The Europe Aquafeed Market report defines and segments the aquafeed market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from around $6,384.9 million in 2013 to $11,202.3 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2013 to 2018. Browse...


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Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus
2014-09-12 08:59:50

The Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family that is native to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests and rivers. It’s threatened by habitat loss. Like all members of the genus Phyllobates, Golfodulcean Poison Frogs have highly potent neurotoxin alkaloid poisons in their skin. While it’s only the fourth most toxic of the genus, the Golfodulcean Poison Frog is still a highly...

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog, Oophaga Pumilio
2014-09-12 08:52:55

The Strawberry Poison-Dart Frog, Oophaga Pumilio or Dendrobates Pumilio, is a species of small amphibian poison dart frog located in Central America. It’s common throughout its range, which stretches from eastern central Nicaragua through Costa Rica and northwestern Panama. The species is frequently found in humid lowlands and premontane forest, but populations of large size are also found in disturbed areas such as plantations. This frog is perhaps most famous for its widespread varieties...

Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

Ranitomeya Amazonica
2014-09-11 11:50:10

Ranitomeya Amazonica is a poison dart frog belonging to the genus Ranitomeya. It was initially described by Rainer Schulte in 1999 as Dendrobates Amazonicus when he separated it from Dendrobates ventrimaculatus. The validity of the species is still being discussed between scientists. According to Schulte, this frog is 16 to 19 millimeters long with smooth black skin. The torso is laterally striped orange or red while the legs and the arms have a mesh of blue, grey, or green on black. There...

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