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2015-05-19 12:24:35

MOSCOW, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeroflot reports breakthrough results of scientific research involving its security dogs unit.

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2015-05-19 10:24:14

Snakes aren't so bad... The body changes in a Burmese python after it eats are controlled by alterations in gene expression, and this research could help us better understand how the human body works.

This is a surface active group of right whales. (Credit: Jenny Tennessen/Syracuse University)
2015-05-19 08:23:38

There are certain people who can be easily identified by their voices. For instance, if you close your eyes and listen, you can undoubtedly tell when someone like James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman are speaking, simply by the tone and timbre of the sounds they produce.

2015-05-18 23:02:00

Celebrating Elephants Day at Oakland Zoo is an annual event designed to spread awareness about elephants in captivity and in the wild.

2015-05-18 23:01:43

This National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) reminds pet owners that most dog bite incidents are avoidable.

2015-05-18 12:28:36

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri based company which introduced testicular implantation for pets nearly two decades ago has developed what just may be the World's

2015-05-15 23:03:57

The accredited zoos and aquariums mark Endangered Species Day with bold effort. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 15, 2015 The 229 zoos and aquariums accredited

2015-05-15 23:00:39

The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute is using new technology to track living fossils as part of a long-term conservation effort. Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB)

2015-05-14 23:10:42

The Insurance Information Institute reports that since 2014, the number of dog bite claims has increased six percent, up to a total of 17,359 claims Phoenix,

2015-05-14 23:05:23

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird-control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications now offers a complete line of bird control solutions for today’s grain storage and manufacturing


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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gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'