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2014-12-25 23:00:55

When head lice hits a home or school, parents and teachers often find themselves in a frenzy to get rid of the lice while keeping it from taking over the house or classroom.

2014-12-23 23:05:47

New Year’s Resolutions Camp Combats Rising Pet Obesity and Jump Starts a Healthy Year for Canines with Aerobic Swim Sessions, Treadmill Trots, Doga, Pampering Massages, Play Sessions, Healthy

deepwater eel
2014-12-23 20:44:26

The species come from five continents and two oceans, and include finds in remote caves and the bottom of the sea.

2014-12-23 16:23:06

American Humane Association's Red Star Rescue Team Called in to Help Animal Victims WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The scope of the cruelty was stunning.

spotted gar
2014-12-23 10:21:20

While the fossil record has found that wrists and fingers have an aquatic origin, previous attempts to link fingers and fins have proven unsuccessful. Now, though, a team led by University of Chicago researchers has discovered the reason why: scientists were studying the wrong fish.

The complex sex lives of gold swift moths
2014-12-23 08:13:53

The mating habits of the animal kingdom tend to be fairly basic and predictable, but one type of insect has tried to spice things up a bit by opting to use a variety of different mating patterns and sexual positions during its reproductive ritual.

How do butterfly wings become so vivid and colorful?
2014-12-23 07:49:32

Butterflies are some of nature’s most beautiful creatures, with the shiny blue Morpho butterfly standing out as among the most spectacular. But how do the colors and patterns featured on their wings evolve?

2014-12-22 23:04:07

Coral Gables is preparing to welcome the premier all-natural head lice removal service, Lice Troopers, with its new clinic location set to open in 2015.

2014-12-21 23:01:18

Merry Mechanization’s New Improved Interactive Nesting allows users the ability to flip/rotate parts within SMP/IS sheet metal fabrication software. Englewood,

persian leopards
2014-12-20 08:22:55

This might, ehem, blow your mind.


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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