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Morning People and Night Owls Show Different Brain Function: University of Alberta Study

Scientists at the University of Alberta have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we're early risers or night owls. (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Are you a "morning person" or a "night owl?" ...

College Night Owls Have Lower Grades

Study finds students who are morning people function better on tests MONDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- College students who are morning people tend to get better grades than those who are night owls, according to University of North Texas researchers. They had 824 undergraduate st...

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Rice University, Former Coach, NCAA, Others in Student's Sickle-Cell Death

...eath was not in vain, and that something like this never happens again." Mr. Lloyd was a 19-year-old freshman who played defensive back for the Rice owls football team. On Sept. 24, 2006, during practice, Mr. Lloyd and other team members were given nutritional supplement shakes that, according to the la...

Abnormal Sleep Patterns in Older Men Spell Trouble

...rchers didn't calculate how many years earlier the subjects died if they had abnormal sleeping patterns. The study also doesn't make it clear if night owls or early birds are at risk, although that could explain why some of the men were active at early or late times of day, Paudel said. Why would abnor...

Surviving Daylight Saving Switch

... Night owls especially need to readjust to cope with loss of hour's sleep on March 9 SUNDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Planning ahead and following...

Body's Clock Never Adjusts to Daylight Savings Time

...ylight savings time ended in the fall. However, it never adjusted to the return to daylight savings time in spring. This was especially true for night owls -- those who stay up late and sleep late. "If we didn't change to daylight savings time, people would adjust to dawn during the summer and again to...
owls in Biological News

Ecologists discover city is 'uber-forest' for big owls

It may be news to its bankers, but Charlotte, the biggest city in North Carolina and a major center of the American financial industry, is actually an old growth forest. At least thats the way the barred owls see it. . Charlotte is famous for having two kinds of green. It is home to two of ...

Male owls pitch their hoots to advertise body weight to competitors

Why do male owls hoot? Researchers from the Centre d'√Čtudes Biologiques de Chiz√© (France) and the University of Sussex (UK) have studied the vocal communication of male European Scops owls, one of the smallest living species of nocturnal raptors. The study, published in the April issue of the Ameri...

Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound

Just imagine listening to someone talk and also hearing the buzz of the overhead lights, the hum of your computer and the muffled conversation down the hallway. To focus on the person speaking to you, your brain clearly can't give equal weight to all incoming sensory information. It has to attend t...

US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

... approximately four meters high, and that juvenile owls had lower colonization in areas of disturbance or ...etation. "Some of the potential damage to pygmy owls could be mitigated with a few tweaks to the system.... "Putting in poles near the fence could allow the owls to swoop down from a perch, and planting brush to ...

Siberian jays use complex communication to mob predators

...by the resting predator. "The chatter of mobbing jays is rather complex. The birds use over a dozen different calls, some of which are specific for owls and other for hawks, the two main predator categories of jays," says researcher Michael Griesser. Moreover, jays adjust their calling depending on...

Prairie dog research promotes caring, conservation

...ey only grow to about 15 inches high, prairie dogs are a keystone genus that 200 other plains species depend upon, including insects, hawks, burrowing owls and snakes. Slobodchikoff also argues that the prairie dog's barks, yips and chirping sounds are really a sophisticated form of communication that...

Federal scientists recognized for contributions to knowledge of bird ecology and habitat

... Lance, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; and Craig Strong, Crescent Coastal Research. Forsman has conducted research on northern spotted owls since 1972, and since 1987 has worked with an interagency group of scientists and managers to carry out long-term studies of population trends of the ...

Snowy owl -- a marine species?

...archers at coastal field sites have observed snowy owls attacking eiders in winter. This hypothesis will b... study area this past summer," said Gauthier. "The owls had no problems raising young, so we were informally predicting a strong outward movement of young owls this winter." And indeed, judging by numerous n...

Female concave-eared frogs draw mates with ultrasonic calls

...d leap toward the sound with an accuracy of over 99 percent. This is just unheard of in the frog kingdom, he said. Only elephants, humans, barn owls and dolphins are known to detect sound with similar precision. The small distance between the frogs ears (about one centimeter) makes its ability to l...

For good or ill Ireland gains another mammal species

... the Barn Owl in Ireland. Last winter John Lusby, Barn Owl Research Officer from Bird Watch Ireland, sent him pellets (regurgitated food remains) from owls in Tipperary and Limerick to help with the study. Dave explained: It was amongst a batch that I was about to dry in an oven, that I noticed a very...
owls in Biological Definition

Carnivore

... etc.) Hyenas and other scavengers Weasels Some skunks Polar Bears Birds of prey , including hawks , eagles , and falcons owls Scavenger birds, like vultures Several species of waterfowl including gulls , penguins , pelicans and storks Frogs Snakes C...

Lipase

...phingomyelinases: enzymology and membrane activity. FEBS Lett. 531(1):38-46 Heikinheimo, P., A. Goldman, C. Jeffries, and D. L. Ollis. 1999. Of barn owls and bankers: a lush variety of alpha/beta hydrolases. Structure Fold Des 7:R141-6. Lowe, M. E. 1992. The catalytic site residues and interfacial bin...
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