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birdsong decoded
2014-07-20 09:50:04

Queen Mary, University of London Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike. The analysis used recordings of individual birds and of dawn choruses to identify characteristics of bird sounds. It took advantage of large datasets of sound recordings provided by the British Library Sound Archive, and online sources such as the Dutch...

duck migration wetlands
2014-07-20 09:41:37

Jerett Rion, University of Missouri During the 2011 and 2012 migration seasons, University of Missouri researchers monitored mallard ducks with new remote satellite tracking technology, marking the first time ducks have been tracked closely during the entirety of their migration from Canada to the American Midwest and back. The research revealed that mallards use public and private wetland conservation areas extensively as they travel hundreds of miles across the continent. Dylan Kesler,...

2014-07-18 23:04:33

Latest release of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) includes improved reporting, with more visible and intuitive information about detections, arranged by threat level. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced major improvements in the new version 7.0 of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP). Since its initial launch, many companies have been able to enjoy the best possible cloud-based protection in a simple, agile and effective...

2014-07-18 16:24:43

Extraordinary Rescue Cats use Celebrity Stardom to Help Donate 30,000 pounds of Litter to Cats in Need MUSCATINE, Iowa, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World's Best Cat Litter(TM) has partnered with three extraordinary cats to help them do extraordinary things for shelter cats during the latest round of the GiveLitter(TM) charity, which allows online cat lovers to donate 30,000 pounds of litter to shelter cats in need. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140718/128617 Famous cats Spangles,...

2014-07-17 23:12:26

As a species, turtles have been considered to be both silent and deaf, only making simple noises during nesting. However, recent evidence has shown that 47 different turtle species are using sounds to communicate for both reproductive benefits and social interactions Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Chelonian Conservation and Biology – As a species, turtles have been considered to be both silent and deaf, only making simple noises during nesting. However, recent evidence has shown...

2014-07-17 16:22:26

New SCI Report Shows Animal Rights Hypocrites Stiff Elephants, African Communities WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safari Club International (SCI) exposed the hypocrisy of five animal rights groups in a new report. The report, "A Stampede of Hypocrisy: How Animal Rights Activists Poach Elephant Donations," counters the high-profile propaganda campaign against the sustainable and highly regulated hunting of African elephants, which activists use to push...

2014-07-17 12:29:24

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Enhancement Products, an innovative Michigan-based biotech firm, is pleased to announce that its primary lender has increased the company's credit facility to $6 million, making $1 million available immediately to expedite both canine and bovine validation studies currently underway in the United States and Canada. "This new infusion of capital funding will allow us to expedite the promising work in a broader set of studies...

2014-07-17 12:26:04

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is getting ready for another successful year of hosting the all canine hopefuls taking part in the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The World's Most 'Pup-ular' Hotel will once again be offering over-the-top treatment and is expecting this year to be better than ever! The 139(th) Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place on February 16(th) and 17(th), 2015...

Lyrarapax unguispinus
2014-07-17 09:18:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Approximately 520 million years ago, during the Lower Cambrian, the world's oldest known predator lived beneath the ocean's surface. An international team of scientists has identified what they call "an exquisitely preserved" brain in the fossil of a group of animals known as anomalocaridids, or "abnormal shrimp." The researchers were surprised to find that the brain of this predator was less complex than those found in fossils of some...

2014-07-16 08:28:46

New Model will Allow Everyone Across the Country a New Leash on Life(TM) CHICAGO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K9 Fit Club® - the leader in canine and human fitness - is pleased to introduce the nation's first-ever online certification program for human/canine fitness certification. The new model offers a flexible and convenient opportunity to become a Certified K9 Fit Club Trainer, and once certified, you are provided with tools, information, a pop up K9 Fit Kit(TM), and support...


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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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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