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Fever is a response to inflammation, and is triggered by an onset of the signaling substance prostaglandin. Researchers at Linköping University can now see precisely where these substances are produced – a discovery that paves the way for smarter drugs.
Watching a shepherd and his sheepdog tend to the flock is a thing of beauty. There seems to be an unspoken communication between the two for when and how to gather the sheep. But how do the sheepdogs know what to do?
Beginning in September K9 Dog Park will launch Daycare Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for daycare dogs to learn and compete. Escondido, California
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer MaHarry is not your typical wildlife photographer. For one thing, she's also an art director for Hollywood studios.
Pets are our companions, our friends and our caregivers. They are good for our mental well-being, but what about our physical well-being? New research indicates that the well-being of both the pet and owner could be improved with education and pet-friendly facilities.
Poll underscores need for vigilance from both pet owners and the general public NEW YORK, Aug.
Bird B Gone has been granted a US patent for its Repeller 360° Bird Deterrent.
TexVetPets.org encourages dog lovers to celebrate National Dog Day, a holiday to recognize the companionship and service that dogs provide humans. Austin, Texas
Taking Simple Actions Can Help Stop Invasive Species WASHINGTON, Aug.
Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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