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Bigger Not Always Better Says New Research On Beetles
2014-04-30 13:34:02

University of Exeter Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that the probability of a burying beetle winning fights, for the small animal carcasses it needs, depends on a combination of early life experiences and the competition it faces as an adult. These beetles use small dead animals, such as mice and songbirds, to provide food for their young and competition for a carcass can be fierce. Previous work has found that success in such contests depends on how good your...

2014-04-30 10:33:54

Sponges are usually considered to be the oldest living animals, having evolved before all other groups. The simplicity of their body structure and tissue organization has for many years made them candidates for the ancestral group of animals, and they have long been regarded as our best illustration of what the earliest animals would have looked like. This has been supported by genetic analyses, which suggest that sponges branched from other animals a very long time ago, deep in the...

2014-04-30 08:32:18

Survey Shows Dog Owners Overwhelmingly Want to Protect Their Pets From Nasty, Dangerous Bites of Pesky Ticks, Fleas and Mosquitoes LENEXA, Kan., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends....

2014-04-29 12:24:40

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration's proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales. Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Dave Matthews, alongside a coalition of businesses and conservation organizations representing millions of Americans. Representatives of the coalition issued...

Ancient Hunting, Herding Structures Found In Lake Huron's Depths
2014-04-29 11:39:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ancient peoples of North America relied on caribou hunts for food and a new study from a team of Michigan researchers has revealed the discovery of 9,000-year-old hunting infrastructure at the bottom of Lake Huron. The study authors said the newly-discovered hunting blinds and herding structures provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal habits of ancient North Americans living around the Great Lakes. "This site and...

2014-04-28 23:02:33

On April 13, 2014, Ian Rowsby, Director of Sales at Bird-B-Gone, embarked on a 2,650 mile trek across the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). “Since I first read about the trail ten years ago I’ve wanted to hike the PCT, and now seems like the perfect time,” says Rowsby. Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Rowsby’s life has been full of adventure to this point. Born and raised in the U.K. where he raced motorbikes professionally until the age of 27. He then decided to take a new path...

2014-04-28 12:36:46

KING WILLIAM'S TOWN, South Africa, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was only a matter of time before the Online Dog Trainer, Doggy Dan's dog and puppy obedience training secrets, were exposed by Peter Mantu of "Dog Training Secrets Exposed". In February 2014, "Dog Training Secrets Exposed", by Peter Mantu, became affiliated with Doggy Dan, the Online Dog Trainer with an unblemished objective of helping dog owners across the globe solve their dog and puppy problems from the...

Important Migratory Corridor For Endangered Flatback Sea Turtle Off North-west Australia
2014-04-28 03:23:03

[ Watch The Video: Animation Of Flatback Turtle Tracking Data Off NW Western Australia ] Deakin University The value of Australia's newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project that used satellites to track the vulnerable flatback sea turtle. Researchers from Deakin University, Swansea University (United Kingdom) and Pendoley Environmental consultancy used advanced satellite tracking systems to record the passage of more than 70...

2014-04-25 23:04:16

ZenaBed Orthopedic Cat and Dog Grounding Beds are made especially for companion animals who are suffering from various illnesses. Green Valley, AZ (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Studies have shown that connecting to the natural energy of the Earth has many health benefits. There is a fast growing movement called grounding or earthing, and products have been created to help individuals take advantage of the natural health enhancing techniques. Natural Wonder Pets recognized these advantages and...

2014-04-25 12:26:58

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April 26 is World Veterinary Day, a day to recognize the importance of the veterinary profession. Observed on the last Saturday of April, World Veterinary Day celebrates the role of veterinarians, highlighting a different aspect of animal medicine each year. This year's theme is animal welfare. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association aims to raise awareness among Texas pet owners of the contribution of veterinarians to the...


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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...

Blaarkop Cattle
2014-07-12 09:45:02

The Blaarkop is a breed of dairy cattle that is bred in the Groningen region of the Netherlands. It has been referenced as early as the 1300s and from the 1800s the breed was found in the Utrecht and Leiden regions also. The breed is sturdy and muscular with a horned head and strong legs. The body color is either solid red or black with a white head and tail tip. Around the eyes is a blotch the same color as the main body. In the population there is a ratio of 60 percent red colored and 40...

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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