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2014-08-20 23:01:29

Gorilla Group has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing American companies, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has received the honor. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce service provider, has today announced that that they have been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. 2014 marks the 4th consecutive year Gorilla has been honored with...

2014-08-20 16:25:23

Conference call and webcast scheduled at 5:30 pm EDT today. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (KindredBio, NASDAQ: KIN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, announced today that its pivotal field study (KB010) of CereKin, an interleukin-1 inhibitor for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs, did not meet its primary endpoint. The randomized, double-blind,...

early Eocene sirenian skull
2014-08-20 03:00:17

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Research provides valuable insights for future environmental challenges About 10 million years into the current Cenozoic Era, or roughly 56 million years ago, during a climate that was hot and wet, two groups of mammals moved from land to water. These were the cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and porpoises, and the sirenians, with its sea cows, manatees and dugongs. Over time, their bodies began to adapt to their new environment....

2014-08-20 12:24:24

"Rusty's Story" is an FBR Media documentary about one family's harrowing journey with Huntington's disease and medicine's decades-long search for a cure. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FBR Media announced today "Rusty's Story," the first episode in the second season of its television series Bench to Bedside(TM), has been nominated for a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award in the health/science special category. Executive producers Paul McKellips and Frankie Trull,...

2014-08-19 23:08:07

The first event of its kind, The ISE® Lions’ Den matched TEN of the security industry’s hottest emerging companies (Gazelles) against a panel of leading CISOs with tech-heavy backgrounds (ISE® Lions) who had a strong interest in new technology. Gazelles were invited to give a 10-minute “pitch” of their solution inside the private ISE® Lions Den for the chance to win more than $10,000 in prizes. Las Vegas & Atlanta (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 T.E.N., an information...

2014-08-19 23:01:24

National Dog Day is Aug. 26, and The Puppy Store is celebrating with some helpful tips for dog owners. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, The Puppy Store is helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips on caring for aging dogs. When dogs grow older, they tend to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners need to realize the dog’s needs and know how to care for them. As dogs age, their needs change. They will not want...

2014-08-19 12:30:21

Collect Samples of Suspected Asian Longhorned Beetles to Aid Experts in Fight HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today encouraged Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts. "Many Pennsylvanians are aware of the threat that invasive species pose to our state's timber, maple syrup and tourism industries, but awareness isn't...

Hallucigenia sparsa
2014-08-19 03:00:38

University of Cambridge One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time. The animal, known as Hallucigenia due to its otherworldly appearance, had been considered an ‘evolutionary misfit’ as it was not clear how it related to modern animal groups. Researchers...

2014-08-19 08:25:46

Shelter Killing is the Leading Cause of Death for Healthy Dogs & Cats in the U.S. It Doesn't Have to Be. ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new documentary Redemption will make its Georgia premiere on August 21 at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta at 7pm. Redemption brings the message of the No Kill movement to Georgia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137192 Based on the award-winning, highly-acclaimed book of the same title, Redemption, a...

octopus camouflage
2014-08-19 06:56:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from the color-changing capabilities of cephalopod skin, researchers have developed a new camouflage sheet capable of quickly reading its environment and adapting to mimic its surroundings. The technology, known as an optoelectronic camouflage system, is based on the ability of the octopus, squid and cuttlefish to alter their appearance to hide from predators and as a way to issue warnings. In fact, in addition...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Mulefoot
2014-08-28 08:52:56

The mulefoot is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Spain, although its exact origins are unknown. It is likely that the breed descended from hogs that were brought to the Gulf Coast of Spain and although pigs with non-cloven hooves have been known since the time of Aristotle, this is the only one to be considered a breed. This is due to its established standard and use in agriculture. The stock in America that was descended from Spanish lines was managed by selective breeding until...

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Chato Murciano
2014-08-27 09:39:21

The Chato Murciano is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Murcia in Spain and is the only remaining breed of pig that is native to that area. It was first developed when the Spanish found that their pigs were not meeting their standards, so they bred the Murciano with other pigs including Berkshires, large whites, Victorias, and Tamworths. This created a breed that was and is used for its bacon and meat. The Chato Murciano was named after its place of origin and its short nose....

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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