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2014-07-30 16:23:51

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease are providing researchers with valuable samples and insights on combating the deadly disease. The deer from an infected Reynoldsville, Jefferson County farm tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Two other white-tailed deer died in April on the farm and tested positive for the disease. This marks the 14(th) white-tailed deer in the state to test positive for the...

2014-07-30 12:33:46

Post-acquisition, Sapiens will offer a holistic, end-to-end decision management solution HOLON, Israel, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ], (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, today announced it has acquired Knowledge Partners International (KPI), a pioneer and recognized leader in decision...

2014-07-30 08:24:35

USDA Reports 130,000 Trees Lost to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is potentially a nightmare environmental and economic scenario. A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. The recreation, timber, nursery, and maple syrup industries alone could suffer severe losses. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed....

2014-07-29 23:16:41

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the downsides to breeding and owning these canines. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 In recent years, the fad of owning designer dog breeds– otherwise known as crossbreed mutts– has become increasingly popular. The Havanese itself has been crossbred with other breeds, producing dogs such as the Hacachon, the Havashire, and the Havanese Shih Tzu. The primary reason designer dogs have become popular is due to the myth that by crossbreeding...

2014-07-29 23:03:14

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. Raleigh NC (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. Data...

2014-07-29 23:01:57

The Puppy Store offers tips on flea and tick prevention for dogs. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Summer is here, and that means it’s time to soak up the sunshine, whether that means enjoying a hike, swimming in a pool or laying out on the beach. However, warm weather can also mean it’s time for fleas and ticks. The Puppy Store is here to help pet owners protect their dogs from these pesky creatures during the summer months. It’s almost impossible to completely keep fleas and...

2014-07-29 12:29:06

Pet Leadership Council Releases Study Conducted by Harris Poll as it Mounts Effort to Defend Consumer Choice GREENWICH, Conn., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By an overwhelming margin, America's dog and cat owners say the best way to crack down on illegal puppy mill operators is not to ban the sale of dogs and cats at local pet stores, as a handful of local communities have done, but rather to enact and enforce tougher breeder standards (67% vs. 33%). The Pet Leadership Council, a coalition of...

2014-07-28 23:07:26

New Market Research Reports "Global Aquaculture Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 ” Has Been Added to GrandViewReseach.com Report Database. View full report With TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/aquaculture-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The global market for aquaculture is expected to reach USD 202.96 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Aquaculture includes farming of aquatic...

Are New Caledonian Crows Smarter Than A First-Grader?
2014-07-28 03:42:16

By Andrea Estrada, UC Santa Barbara UCSB researcher shows that New Caledonian crows can perform as well as 7- to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks In Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the bird drops pebbles into it — one at a time — until the water level rises enough for him...

New Study Shows How Honey Bees Stay Cool
2014-07-28 03:29:54

Tufts University Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. Recently published research led by Philip T. Starks, a biologist at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, is the first to show that worker bees dissipate excess heat within a hive in process similar to how humans and other mammals cool themselves through their blood vessels and skin. "This...


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African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Iberian Parsley Frog, Pelodytes ibericus
2014-08-18 16:03:48

The Iberian parsley frog is native to Spain and Portugal. The natural habitat for this species is temperate forests, shrubby vegetation, rivers, lakes, marshes, pastures, ponds, ditches and canals. The Iberian parsley frog grows to about 1.5 to two inches long. The body color ranges from olive to grey with bright green spots and covered with numerous warts. The name of this species derives from the spots on its body that look similar to parsley flakes. It has a white belly and some are...

European Fire-bellied Toad, Bombina bombina
2014-08-15 11:36:05

The European fire-bellied toad is distributed from the Central Balkans to a wide range of central and eastern Asia amidst cooler and shaded areas. This species will hibernate in dens, under stones or dead wood during the winter months. If threatened, the toad will roll on its back to display the coloration of the belly as a warning that it is poisonous. This poison also protects the toad from bacteria and fungi. The body of this species is brown, grey, or green with dark spots and a bright...

Apennine Yellow-bellied Toad, Bombina pachypus
2014-08-15 11:30:01

The Apennine yellow-bellied toad is found from the southern Italian peninsula to the Apennine region. The natural habitat of this toad includes temperate forests, grassland, swamps, marshes, ponds, pastures, and seasonally flooded land. The Apennine yellow-bellied toad comes out of hibernation in the spring and mates multiple times from May to September. The coloring of this species of toad has brown spots on the top side of its body and the belly is black and white with large yellow...

Erinaceus
2014-08-13 14:41:02

Erinaceus is a genus that holds four species of hedgehogs that can be found in Europe, including E. amurensis and E. concolor. The species within this genus have a large range that extends throughout Europe and the Middle East and includes areas of China and Russia. Members of the Erinaceus genus reach an average body length between 7.8 and 11.8 inches and a weight of up to 2.6 pounds. Like all hedgehogs, their most notable feature is their flexible spines, which cover the entire body. As...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.