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The Evolution of Human Aggression: Feb. 25-27 conference

... shaped human aggression and violence, from war to domestic abuse and homicide. "What evolutionary forces ... and warfare, hormones and human aggression, and domestic violence; a scientific poster session; and a ... conference: warfare, homicide, child abuse and domestic violence. We encourage public attendance because ...

Particulate emission from natural gas burning home appliances

... the particulate matter produced by natural gas domestic burners to assess risk of exposure to organic ... "Emission of Ultrafine Particles from Natural Gas domestic Burners," they conclude that while these ... resulting in very low emissions. In contrast, domestic stove tops emitted larger amounts of these very ...

Let the cat keep chasing the mouse

... with his axe or before the Romans brought their domestic cats with them from North Africa. Indeed, the ... habitat as well as through interbreeding with the domestic cat. Furthermore, their long nocturnal wanderings ... and dogs, but also come into less contact with domestic cats, which could explain the low rate of ...

USGS science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds

... USGS data on U.S. mineral production reflect the domestic housing market decline over the past year. The USGS study shows significant declines in domestic production for a number of construction ... unmanned aircraft system technology for civil, domestic applications. For more information, visit ...

Domestic violence associated with chronic malnutrition in women and children in India

... new, large-scale study exploring the link between domestic violence and chronic malnutrition, researchers ... and children experiencing multiple incidents of domestic violence in the previous year are more likely to ... of the journal. "This is strong evidence that domestic violence is linked with malnutrition among both ...

Research sheds new light on how diseases jump across species

... CDV is passed through close contact from domestic and feral dogs causing epidemics that often ... strategies include vaccination of neighbouring domestic and feral dog populations, which prevents CDV ... to wildlife. Culling the surrounding domestic reservoir species, such as dogs, is also an ...

Pig study sheds new light on the colonisation of Europe by early farmers

... who performed the genetic analysis said: The domestic pigs that were derived from the European wild ... point we have no idea why. In fact, the European domestic pigs were so successful that over the next ... Middle East where they overtook the indigenous domestic pigs. For whatever reason, European pigs were the ...

Evidence of earliest known domestic horses found in Kazakhstan

... techniques to discover that horses provided food and milk, to show that domestic horses differed from wild horses from the same region, and to prove that ... bone remains showed that horses were similar in shape to Bronze Age domestic horses but different from more ancient wild horses from the same region, ...

Biofuels can provide viable, sustainable solution to reducing petroleum dependence

... are important to mitigate the risk of oil market volatility. The domestic investment for biofuels production is projected to be virtually the same as the investment required to sustain long-term domestic petroleum production. Cellulosic biofuels could compete without ...

Biologists solve mystery of black wolves

... paper. "Our work is on wolves, but there are many other examples of domestic plants wheat, rice, maize, soybean and animals bison, cattle, cats ... not find any. Black coyotes also have the same coat-color gene as domestic dogs, Anderson, vonHoldt and the co-authors report. The research was ...

Escherichia coli bacteria transferring between humans and mountain gorillas

... of digestive system bacteria between humans, mountain gorillas and domestic animals with overlapping habitats. The findings show the presence of ... gorillas may be at increased risk of pathogen exchange with humans and domestic animals, and preventing direct contact between people and mountain ...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

... stresses international cooperation and a diplomacy-first approach. The domestic policy brief on the financial crisis calls for additional federal spending ... Levine, http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/facstaff/faculty/Levine.htm domestic Policy Recommendations, In Brief Treasury secretary/financial crisis: ...

6,000km trip to reveal clues to ancient migration

... Work by Drs Larson and Dobney - which probes the genetic make-up of domestic and commensal species linked with human migration - has gained ... attention. Recent findings have focused on the origins and dispersal of domestic chickens and pigs. The trip, called "Lapita-Voyage", will be crewed ...

New hybrid plants could prompt more prodigious pepper production in Southwest

... are imported from Canada, according to USDA data. "Ironically, our domestic fresh pepper production has been declining steadily in a region renowned ... component in treating chronic pain. Crosby added that increased domestic production of fresh peppers might help address another "health" issue ...

ACS PressPac -- Sept. 17, 2008

... News Items in This Edition: New hope for tapping vast domestic reserves of oil shale Calorie-free natural sweetener moves one step ... ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New hope for tapping vast domestic reserves of oil shale Energy & Fuels Researchers in Canada and ...

Marine debris will likely worsen in the 21st century

... derelict fishing gear. While regulated under MARPOL Annex V and domestic implementing laws, it is a persistent problem because of accidental losses ... illegal discharge. The committee also indicated that international and domestic fisheries organizations should do more to regulate these devices and ...

The genetics of the white horse unraveled

... some of the melanocytes causing skin pigmentation, says Leif Andersson. domestic animals constitute extraordinary models for evolution of biological ... the dominating class of mutations explaining differences between breeds of domestic animals as well as between species like humans and chimpanzee, concludes ...

Oceanic sharks worldwide at serious risk from high-seas fishing, rising demand for shark products

... will demand precautionary catch limits and other measures at both the domestic and international level to reduce fishing mortality. Shark populations ... allowed salmon sharks in the North Pacific to rebuild, and current domestic management measures that appear to be keeping the population stable. ...

Imports from Latin America may help US meet energy goals, study finds

... urban markets via delivery at coastal ports. Biofuel imports complement domestic biofuel production and diminish reliance on oil, the price of which is ... will likely cause these crops to be used as feedstock to meet their domestic biofuel targets over the coming decade. In the various countries ...

Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost

... may serve as de facto "bailouts" for the North American auto industry. "The criteria for Ontario's recent rebate increase seem designed to benefit domestic manufacturers, especially General Motors," Chandra says. "The biggest rebates will be given to purchasers of the Chevy Volt, rather than other ...

Wood stoves -- a viable home heat source?

... taking into account rising fossil fuel prices or the impending carbon tax. Should these variables come into play Dr. Grogan estimated that the domestic heating costs would be reduced by 25%. This translates into a potential savings of $920 in the first 3 years. ...

'Uphold the ban'

... weighed the economics argument, we urge the CITES community to uphold the ban on wild tiger products and for all countries to continue to ban the domestic trade of wild tigers," said Keshav Varma, Director at the World Bank and leader of the Bank's Global Tiger Initiative at the 58th meeting of the ...

Spread your sperm the smart way

... the optimum "sperm load" per mating, and how this might vary depending on mating patterns. Previous studies have shown that in animals such as the domestic fowl, and fish such as the Arctic charr, males with privileged access to females produce ejaculates of lower fertilising quality than subordinate ...

Working to conserve endangered 'Playboy' bunnies

... for feeding, nesting and shelter. Population growth and development in the Lower Keys has led to the death of the bunnies at the hands of vehicles or domestic animals. Their natural habitat also is being destroyed. According to Tursi, the ability of a species to adapt to new conditions depends on the ...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

... a safe environment for cats. "What we know now is that this testing method is very sensitive and specific for the disorder in both humans and domestic cats. So far it hasn't missed one diagnosis," said Tony Buffington, senior author of the study and professor of veterinary clinical sciences at Ohio ...

Who will pick up the bill?

... in large revenues and employing thousands. Seafood sales at New York restaurants supported around 70,000 full-time jobs in 1999 alone, while US domestic fisheries provided a primary sale value of $5.1 billion in 2007. In 2007, there were almost 13,000 fishermen in the UK that harvested 645 million of ...

The challenges of avian influenza virus: Mechanism, epidemiology and control

... trace back with contacts of birds (chicken or ducks) though there were some reports with evidence of limited human-to-human transmission. Therefore domestic or wild bird infection control is the key for the H5N1 human infection. Hualan CHEN from Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of ...

Using 'dominance' to explain dog behavior is old hat

... relationships between dogs are learnt through experience rather than motivated by a desire to assert "dominance". The paper "Dominance in domestic dogs useful construct or bad habit?" reveals that dogs are not motivated by maintaining their place in the pecking order of their pack, as many ...

DNA-Prokids: Genetic identification against traffic in human beings

... project for genetic identification of missing children and their families was set up in 2004. The goal was to not limit the scope of research to domestic crimes, but to spread results worldwide with the aim of boosting the international fight against human trafficking. That was the start of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

... for melamine, which is widely used in plastics. Certain food manufacturers, however, have added melamine to food products marketed for humans and domestic pets to boost apparent protein content. Conventional tests, however, tend to be too slow, insensitive, and too complex for large-scale food screening ...

Admiral to discuss piracy on high seas at IEEE Homeland Security Conference

... produces the event with organizational support from IEEE-USA. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, the domestic Nuclear Detection Organization and the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration provide technical assistance. ...

truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children

... Inc. Turner Network Sales (TNS), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is responsible for the sales and marketing of Turner's 10 domestic basic cable networks - TBS, CNN, HLN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, Boomerang and truTV - to cable ...

Red pandas reveal an unexpected (artificial) sweet tooth

... foods, but there are some exceptions. In an earlier study, Brand and Monell comparative geneticist Xia Li, PhD, reported that cats both domestic and wild can not taste sweets due to a defect in one of the genes that codes for the sweet taste receptor. The current research extended those ...

Diet secrets of 'the Royals'

... provide a hint that as Kenya's population continues to burgeon, and as global warming produces more droughts, increasing competition for grass with domestic cattle might threaten the elephants' ability to bulk up for pregnancy. "We'd need quite a bit of data before we could say that, but it is ...

A full-sized California-style home made of bamboo

... for modern construction both in China and the world. Due to the extensive logging in last century, Chinese government has put strict constraints on domestic timber usage and has launched significant programs to encourage re-growing forests. Meanwhile, China is one of the major bamboo growing regions ...

Going bananas for sustainable research -- scientists create fuel from African crop waste

... and technology, which could be used in communities all over Africa. First, the banana skins and leaves are mashed to a pulp in a hand-operated domestic meat mincer. This pulp is mixed with sawdust to create a mouldable material in Rwanda it would be mixed with sun dried banana stems, ensuring the ...

truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children

... Inc. Turner Network Sales (TNS), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is responsible for the sales and marketing of Turner's 10 domestic basic cable networks - TBS, CNN, HLN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, Boomerang and truTV - to cable ...

Bone deformities linked to inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves

... transitional vertebraewhich can cause full or partial paralysis of the rear legs and tail, as well as back pain. It is a condition also seen in domestic dogs. Other malformations were found in the wolves as well. For the last 12 years, every one of the dead wolves the researchers have found has ...

Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia

... For example, the researchers tested each well they drilled for arsenic contamination. If it tested clean, they installed an additional well for domestic use and offered it to the landowner. If a well proved contaminated, the researchers would buy the landowner a rainwater-harvesting unit locally made ...

Salient Stills Notches Significant Advances in Profitability, Diversity of Sales and Customers, and Video Forensics Technology in 2008

... Growing Overseas Sales and Distribution Compound Steady domestic Demand for Innovative Video Security Systems for Law Enforcement BOSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Stills, a leading video forensics and ...
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