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Research Reveals Secrets Of Animal Weapons
2014-09-15 03:51:57

[ Watch The Video: UM Research Reveals Secrets Of Animal Weapons ] University of Montana From antlers to horns, humans have long been fascinated by animals’ ability to defend themselves with their natural-born weapons. But until now, no studies have directly tested whether those weapons perform better at the animals’ own style of fighting than they would using the fighting style of another species. Researchers at the University of Montana recently discovered each species’...

lassie
2014-09-14 03:00:47

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published September 10 in PLOS ONE, also found that movies' influence was strongest in the early twentieth century and has declined since. The researchers used data...

Knapping
2014-09-14 02:30:31

Gary Hughes, The University of Kent Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology. In the largest experiment ever undertaken into the manipulative pressures experienced by the hand during stone tool production, biological anthropologist’s analyzed the manipulative forces and frequency of use experienced by the thumb and fingers on the non-dominant hand during a series of stone tool production sequences that...

Huaridelphis raimondii
2014-09-12 03:00:40

Cody Mooneyhan, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology The unusual river dolphins, some of them known for their poor eyesight and side-swimming behavior are all descendants of ocean-dwelling species. Until now, however, there has been no consensus about their relationships, and few specimens to help illuminate them. In the new issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, researchers describe a new fossil dolphin species from the Miocene (dating to more than 16 mya) of the Pisco Basin, a...

2014-09-12 08:22:14

Safer, Simple and Effective Nematicide Reduces Environmental Impact TEL AVIV, Israel, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, a world leader in farmer-centric agricultural solutions, announced today that NIMITZ, a novel, non-fumigant nematicide with unprecedented user safety and simplified application features, has achieved regulatory approval in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/679073 ) Highly effective in...

2014-09-11 23:03:28

Gorilla Group is excited to announce that September 11th marks the company’s 20th anniversary. Since its founding in September of 1994, Gorilla has grown from a partnership to almost 200 employees, across six offices worldwide. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Gorilla Group is excited to announce that September 11th marks the company’s 20th anniversary. Since its founding in September of 1994, Gorilla has grown from a partnership to almost 200 employees, across six offices...

2014-09-11 12:21:19

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad(TM) and iPhone(TM) to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect endangered right whales on the East Coast, has been updated with new features to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and...

2014-09-11 08:25:33

National Litter Donation and Catdance Film Festival Shine Spotlight on Animal Adoption OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats reward our lives in millions of ways, yet the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) estimates that there are approximately 3.4 million cats in need of loving homes this year. As a long-standing supporter of the ASPCA, Fresh Step is upping its commitment to shelters nationwide with the launch of its 'Million...

2014-09-10 23:04:39

Cats kill billions of birds in the United States every year, upsetting the natural environment and hurting bird populations. Bird-X explains why keeping cats inside is important not only for the environment, but for both cats and people. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 On September 9, the Smithsonian Institute wrote a story on “The State of the Birds 2014,” discussing ways people can help protect endangered species of birds. One of these tactics is for people to simply keep...

2014-09-10 16:26:12

DUBLIN, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Regenerative Medicine - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Regenerative Medicine in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

Lacaune
2014-10-14 11:06:32

The Lacaune is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Lacaune region near southern France, from which it was named. Although it is now used for milk production, it once only produced 18.4 gallons during the human milking period each year. The French government established a strict selective breeding program that included rigorous breeding and meticulous record keeping, as well as increased knowledge about the care of the breed and cooperation of farmers across the area. This...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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