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Colorful 'Eyespots' On The Wings Of Butterflies Add Detail To The Story Of Evolution
2014-05-28 03:38:55

Oregon State University A new study of the colorful "eyespots" on the wings of some butterfly species is helping to address fundamental questions about evolution that are conceptually similar to the quandary Aristotle wrestled with about 330 B.C. – "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" After consideration, Aristotle decided that both the egg and the chicken had always existed. That was not the right answer. The new Oregon State University research is providing a little more...

Less Diversity Found In Bird Species Of 125M Years Ago
2014-05-28 11:10:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the typical American wetland hosts a range of birds with different physiologies and behaviors, bird diversity in prehistoric times was significantly lower, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "There were no swans, no swallows, no herons, nothing like that. They were pretty much all between a sparrow and a crow," said study author Jonathan Mitchell, an evolutionary biologist at the...

2014-05-27 23:09:52

Find out what Lucky Dog Animal Rescue finds so special about black dogs as we spotlight our fabulous black dogs this May. Join us for Back in Black 2014. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue promotes the adoption of black animals, a traditionally overlooked group, between May 1 and May 31, 2014, as part of the Back in Black promotion sponsored by national animal welfare leader Best Friends Animal Society®. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue joins more than 175 local...

2014-05-27 12:33:00

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to keep pets and pet parents active and safe this summer, Petco is providing tips and advice for letting pets join in on outdoor water activities while keeping their health and safety top of mind. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91366 Get There Safely: Heading to a water adventure is exciting, but take precautions to make sure pets arrive at the destination safely. -- Use a dog seatbelt or a barrier to help keep them...

2014-05-26 23:02:01

The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) annual convention will be held in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The gathering begins Thursday, June 19 and runs through Saturday, June 21 at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) annual convention will be held in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The gathering begins Thursday, June 19 and runs through Saturday, June 21 at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and...

2014-05-23 23:02:51

The Poultry Feed and feed additives market was valued at $69.9b in 2013, to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% annually. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/poultry-feed-reports-1173480233.html (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The important drivers for the growth of the European poultry feed and feed additives market are increasing poultry meat consumption and food safety concerns. The poultry meat sector is one of the sectors affected by the animal welfare legislation, thereby also affecting the...

2014-05-23 23:01:30

Pet dangers rise with temperatures as celebrations kick off the unofficial start of summer. New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Memorial Day is considered by many the unofficial start of summer, and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) reminds pet owners that, amidst the fun and games, pet health should be kept top of mind to help ensure a safe season for all. “Memorial Day is typically filled with travel, parties and fun under the sun,”...

2014-05-23 12:23:11

"Be Humane(TM) with Dr. Robin Ganzert" features in-depth interviews with Army Sgt. First Class Chuck Shuck, father of 2012 American Hero Dog Gabe, and Army Sgt. Jason Bos whose recent tearful reunion with canine partner Cila made global headlines WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, the latest episode of American Humane Association's weekly radio show pays tribute to America's veterans, both human and dog alike. This special...

Aussie's Can No Longer Claim The Kiwi's Origins
2014-05-23 11:52:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Zealand’s iconic kiwi is not related to Australia’s emu, but instead is derived from the extinct Madagascan elephant bird, according to a new study in the journal Science. The study also concluded that both of these flightless birds were once able to take to the air. With the kiwi being about the size of a chicken and the Madagascan elephant bird standing around 6 to 9 feet tall – the two make for a bit of an evolutionary...

New Techniques For Visualizing Fossils Are Transforming Our Understanding Of Evolutionary History
2014-05-23 03:35:03

University of Bristol Palaeontology has traditionally proceeded slowly, with individual scientists laboring for years or even decades over the interpretation of single fossils which they have gradually recovered from entombing rock, sand grain by sand grain, using all manner of dental drills and needles. The introduction of X-ray tomography has revolutionized the way that fossils are studied, allowing them to be virtually extracted from the rock in a fraction of the time necessary to...


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Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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