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  • Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners: Birds

    Zoology News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds -- running birds. Their skills may have evolved from the time of the dinosaurs and they may now be superior to any other bipedal runners -- including humans.
  • Sue Carter Named Director of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University

    Zoology News
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has appointed Sue Carter, a pioneering leader in the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology, as director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, effective Nov. 1. The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington was founded in 1947 by its namesake, zoologist Alfred Kinsey.
  • Effects of utilization of local food by‐products as total mixed ration silage materials on fermentation quality and intake, digestibility, rumen condition and nitrogen availability in sheep

    MedWorm: Zoology
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Abstract Four wethers were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design experiment to evaluate in vivo digestibility of total mixed ration (TMR) silage with food by‐products for dairy cows, and the ruminal condition and nitrogen (N) balance were examined. Five by‐products (i.e. potato waste, noodle waste, soybean curd residue, soy sauce cake and green tea waste) were obtained. Four types of TMR silage were used: control (C) containing roughage and commercial concentrate, T1:20% and T1:40% containing the five by‐products replacing 20% and 40% of the commercial concentrate on a dry matter…
  • Teen’s Ocean Cleanup Concept Lets Currents Do the Work

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    Steph
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Trying to wrap your head around the amount of trash that’s currently floating in the world’s oceans is no easy feat, especially since it just keeps growing and growing. Researchers disagree on the best way to tackle the problem without doing more harm to the wildlife that’s currently affected by the plague of manmade waste, […] The post Teen’s Ocean Cleanup Concept Lets Currents Do the Work appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Your Vet is Always Wrong

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    John F Taylor
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Why Your Vet is Always Wrong We see it across social media almost weekly if not more often. Someone in our network of ‘friends’ talking about a sick reptile they took to their veterinarian and how the veterinarian summarily killed their beloved pet; of course for the extra flair the veterinarian was unskilled. I’ve got numerous colleagues who are veterinarians working with exotic species and domestic. It’s clear there’s a consensus…
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  • Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners: Birds

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds -- running birds. Their skills may have evolved from the time of the dinosaurs and they may now be superior to any other bipedal runners -- including humans.
  • Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
  • Strong bonds with pets may help foster resiliency in military-connected children

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Developing resiliency has important benefits for children, especially those from military families faced with significant challenges such as parental deployment and frequent moves. New research supports the idea that, along with other key resources, strong attachments to animals may help military-connected children develop resiliency and other positive developmental traits.
  • Nestling birds struggle in noisy environments

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Unable to fly, nestling birds depend on their parents for both food and protection: vocal communication between parents and offspring helps young birds to determine when they should beg for food and when they should crouch in the nest to avoid a predator seeking an easy meal. A group of researchers has found that ambient, anthropomorphic noise -- from traffic, construction and other human activities -- can break this vital communications link, leaving nestlings vulnerable or hungry.
  • Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, experts say. Additionally, these experts not updated prevention guidelines that focus on lowering stroke risk among women.
 
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  • Sue Carter Named Director of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has appointed Sue Carter, a pioneering leader in the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology, as director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, effective Nov. 1. The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington was founded in 1947 by its namesake, zoologist Alfred Kinsey.
  • `Shanklin croc' and the dawn of the tethysuchian radiation

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Darren Naish is a science writer, technical editor and palaeozoologist . He mostly works on Cretaceous dinosaurs and pterosaurs but has an avid interest in all things tetrapod.
  • Trinity Zoologists Champion a Clever Conservation Solution: 'Vulture Restaurants'

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Zoologists from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin are proposing an ingenious idea to help conserve populations of African white-backed vultures. The iconic birds, which play a critical role in sustaining healthy ecosystems, may need to dine for free in human-staffed 'vulture restaurants' if they are to survive spells of food scarcity in Swaziland and neighbouring countries.
  • Shoal of baby lionfish arrives at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium ...

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Staff at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium had a fully grown lionfish donated to them by a family in North Shields two weeks ago Staff at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium had an unexpected problem when a family in North Shields donated a fully grown lionfish two weeks ago. Zoologists at the seaside attraction bought six more of the poisonous fish to help keep the blues at bay and prevent the older lionfish getting lonely.
  • Spy on penguin families for science

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    Online volunteers are being asked to classify images of penguin families to help scientists monitor the health of penguin colonies in Antarctica. Recent evidence suggests that populations of many species of penguin, such as chinstrap and Adelie, are declining fast as shrinking sea ice threatens the krill they feed on.
 
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  • Teen’s Ocean Cleanup Concept Lets Currents Do the Work

    Steph
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Trying to wrap your head around the amount of trash that’s currently floating in the world’s oceans is no easy feat, especially since it just keeps growing and growing. Researchers disagree on the best way to tackle the problem without doing more harm to the wildlife that’s currently affected by the plague of manmade waste, […] The post Teen’s Ocean Cleanup Concept Lets Currents Do the Work appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Neko Nirvana: Cat-Napping In The Lap Of Buddha

    Steve
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    While humans seek enlightenment on the way to nirvana, these cats seen sleeping in the laps of Buddha statues seem to be seeking a warm place to chill out. The post Neko Nirvana: Cat-Napping In The Lap Of Buddha appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Ocean Atlas: Sustainable Sculpture Seems to Hold Up the Sea

    Steph
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    A massive sustainable sculpture made of eco-friendly, PH-neutral materials seems to hold up the surface of the sea from its position on the ocean floor near New Providence in the Bahamas. The underwater work of art by Jason Decaires Taylor references the titan Atlas, who held up the celestial spheres in Greek mythology, but is […] The post Ocean Atlas: Sustainable Sculpture Seems to Hold Up the Sea appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Stunning Bamboo Interiors: 10 Incredibly Intricate Sustainable Spaces

    Steph
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Few sustainable materials lend themselves to artistic architecture quite like bamboo, a highly renewable grass that is also strong and affordable. When it comes to interior spaces, architects experimenting with this natural building material can really go wild, putting the poles to use in the most surprising ways. Check out these 10 incredibly intricate bamboo […] The post Stunning Bamboo Interiors: 10 Incredibly Intricate Sustainable Spaces appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Southern Exposure: 7 Amazing Images Of The Aurora Australis

    Steve
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    The Aurora Australis or “Southern Lights” may be less known but they're just as beautiful as their counterpart, the northern hemisphere's Aurora Borealis. The post Southern Exposure: 7 Amazing Images Of The Aurora Australis appeared first on WebEcoist.
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  • Your Vet is Always Wrong

    John F Taylor
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Why Your Vet is Always Wrong We see it across social media almost weekly if not more often. Someone in our network of ‘friends’ talking about a sick reptile they took to their veterinarian and how the veterinarian summarily killed their beloved pet; of course for the extra flair the veterinarian was unskilled. I’ve got numerous colleagues who are veterinarians working with exotic species and domestic. It’s clear there’s a consensus…
  • Tarantulas and the Dancing Plague

    John F Taylor
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Tarantulas have been kept as pets for numerous years. I’m not sure anyone can definitively say when this began. I imagine it’d be somewhat similar to how human primates began keeping reptiles as pets. A scientist, studying one aspect or another of the Theraphosidae family began looking at their charges as more than just a subject of study. Being knowledgable of their preferred environment they began keeping them as pets. Maybe somewhere in…
  • Marcellus Shale Activity | Snake Handlers Needed

    John F Taylor
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." According to PennLive If nothing else, Marcellus Shale activity fueling need for snake handlers | PennLive.com. Protecting snakes and people at the same time would be a dream job wouldn’t it? The article Marcellus Shale Activity | Snake Handlers Needed appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
 
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