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ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrot's vibrant red colors

...ots, long a favorite pet animal, are attractive to owners because of their vibrant colors. But those colors may mean more to parrots than what meets the eye. For more than a century, biochemists have known that parrots use an unusual set of pigments to produce their rainbow of plumage colors, but their bio...

Transport System Smuggles Medicines Into Brain

...ots, long a favorite pet animal, are attractive to owners because of their vibrant colors. But those colors may mean more to parrots than what meets the eye. For more than a century, biochemists have known that parrots use an unusual set of pigments to produce their rainbow of plumage colors, but their bio...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

...t the descriptive online ads can educate potential owners about endearing traits, such as one ad that described a "Velcro lap dog." Other communications can narrow the selection process on the Internet by suggesting that the pet would be better suited to homes without small children or cats. She says the in...

Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

...e state as domesticated dogs that moved with their owners into the area. "This study shows that Rocky Mountain spotted fever can show up in unexpected places, and the study should put physicians on alert for the earliest signs and symptoms of the disease," says Dumler. "Our next step is to develop faster a...

How fish hear and make sounds at same time

...al thousand eggs. During mating season, houseboat owners in San Francisco Bay have complained that their homes vibrate from the humming fish, which sound like a high-speed motor running underwater. Co-author Matthew Weeg received his doctorate from Cornell and worked in Andrew Bass's laboratory before rec...

Biologist Discovers What May Be World’s ‘Pickiest?Mates

...s, which are circular, are just big enough for the owners to get in,?deRivera said. “Crabs enter burrows sideways so have to fit in front to back and top to bottom.?/p> When a female has found a mate and burrow to her liking, typically one that is about the same size as she, either she or the male will ...

Tropical dry forests receive international recognition

...pical dry forest land and in turn, paying the land owners environmental services fees in exchange for a promise the land won't be used for commercial development. Costa Rica is a leader in this strategy, having paid more than US$175 million in environmental services fees since the late 1990's. The network ...

Expert dispels bird flu paranoia

...had been swamped with inquiries from panicked bird owners and neighbours about their pet parrots, finches an...r neighbours have got birds. Some ways that bird owners can minimise risk are: Build pens to keep domesticated poultry away from wild birds. Stop domesti...

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans

...e to human viral transmission in future studies of owners and their monkeys. However, they urge people to take precautions around performing monkeys, by preventing the animals from climbing on them and by keeping food away from the macaques. Such precautions can help reduce the risk of bites and scratches f...

Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise

... Though it is still an experimental treatment, dog owners from all over the nation have wanted to participate in the study, on the remote chance that this would help their pet. After promising results from work done in collaboration with cancer specialists from Arizona, California, and Michigan, the school...

Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health

...erwise go unnoticed. Conrad recommends that cat owners keep their animals inside and dispose of kitty litter by bagging it up and sending it to a sanitary landfill. "I know this is tough," says Conrad. "I own four cats. I hate cleaning cat boxes, but I know it's in the best interest of the cats, wildl...

Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist

... and not their citizens, who actually are the true owners of the resources, as their main constituency. While the situation is dire, Dr. Pauly believes this situation can be turned around. He believes that a reduction of excess fishing capacity, the creation of "no-take zones" covering about 20 per cent of...

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food

...y and one that will leave an indelible mark on the owners that lost their cherished family members." Of tho...he food and begged for treats. Unfortunately, some owners used gravy and other mixers to entice their dogs to consume what they thought was safe, quality dog ...

NASA snow data helps maintain nation's largest, oldest bison herd

... who value conservation of the bison and the ranch owners and others who concerned about the possible risk to nearby cattle from Brucellosis-infected bison. An inter-agency partnership has developed a management plan to address this issue, requiring Yellowstone officials to move the animals off of priva...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

... for fiber and construction, and commercial forest owners have something to lose with the demise of the hemlock. But far more important, as the hemlocks expire they take an ecosystem down as they fall. In cool hollows and along shady mountain streams the hemlock has grown for millennia where other trees...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

... for fiber and construction, and commercial forest owners have something to lose with the demise of the hemlock. But far more important, as the hemlocks expire they take an ecosystem down as they fall. In cool hollows and along shady mountain streams the hemlock has grown for millennia where other trees...

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...go so far in the face of a major hurricane. Forest owners and natural resource managers need strategies to deal with hurricane damage to coastal forests." In early fall 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused what may be the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, with over 5.5 million acres of t...

Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests

... a key component in the recovery of lost dogs, but owners have to be vigilant about calling and visiting the...nent identification about where a pet belongs. Cat owners aren't required to identify their pet, and 19 percent of lost cats had a tag or microchip at the tim...

Male owls pitch their hoots to advertise body weight to competitors

...etitors. The authors also found that the territory owners give slightly lower pitched hoots in response to calls mimicking heavier males, probably indicating that they attempted to sound heavier when challenged by more threatening individuals. "The fact that owls are essentially active during the night ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

... with a microbe that could be transmitted to their owners through a scratch. These earlier investigations taught the researchers several important lessons: new diseases and new bacteria infecting humans are still being discovered, and it is important to carefully investigate the genetic make-up of all ...

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