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Oldest known evidence of cat taming found in Cyprus, researchers report in Science
...wildcat, which is significantly larger than modern domestic
cats. The cat's bones showed no signs of butchering, another indication that the animal may have been a pet of the person buried nearby or perhaps shared some other relationship with the residents of Shillourokambos. How the animal died remains a my...
Office Depot partners with Conservation Organizations to incorporate science into paper procurement
...nd tools to incorporate conservation criteria into domestic
and international sourcing decisions as well as vendor compliance processes. Training Forest Managers and Scientists: This includes regional workshops to train interested foresters, conservation professionals and landowners in the use of these dat...
Biology behind homosexuality in sheep, study confirms
...l you're looking at," she said. About 8 percent of domestic
rams display preferences for other males as sexual partners. Scientists don't believe it's related to dominance or flock hierarchy; rather, their typical motor pattern for intercourse is merely directed at rams instead of ewes. "They're one of the fe...
USGS March science picks
...r livestock operations require more water than our domestic
uses at home. Learn interesting trends like what impact population increases over the past 50 years have had on water use. The report is set for release March 11 in Washington, DC. For more information, call Karen Wood at 703-648-4447 or email at ...
Chicken genome assembled
...ngle Fowl, Gallus gallus, which is the ancestor of domestic
chickens. Comprised of about 1 billion DNA base pa...f genetic variation for three different strains of domestic
chickens. The strains were a broiler strain from the United Kingdom, a layer strain from Sweden and ...
Announcement of the chicken genome sequence and genome variation maps
...The variation map was derived from three different domestic
chicken strains, consisting of a broiler strain fr...or this map and was evenly divided among the three domestic
strains. About two million single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified. This project was ...
Fuel-cell microbes' double duty: treat water, make energy
...leads theproject, "Nobody has ever tried this with domestic
wastewater.We're using something thought to be completely useless." The single-chamber design is important, he said, because itfacilitates a "continuous flow-through system," a designconsistent with existing treatment systems. By introducing air ...
Veterinarians, wildlife experts applaud China's ban of wild bird trade
...ets needlessly place tens of thousands of wild and domestic
birds in close quarters, allowing diseases to make...he bottom line is that whenever you bring wild and domestic
birds, or other species, from wide ranging locations together, then keep them in cramped, stressful ...
Research adds health benefit to tomatoes
...Aft. Myers and his OSU graduate students crossed a domestic
tomato plant with a genetic stock of tomato that included a gene incorporated from a wild relative with anthocyanin-containing fruit and the Aft gene. The result: a domestic-type tomato fruit containing the purple pigment and the Aft gene, thereby op...
Bighorn sheep threatened by climate change
...rchers evaluated impacts ranging from contact with domestic
livestock, which can lead to the spread of disease and competition for food, to poaching, mining, human disturbance and other factors. They also analyzed climatic variables such as temperature and precipitation that affect the availability of vegetat...
USGS February science picks
...s. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic
geographic names information. Be sure to check o...rinciples and procedures governing the use of both domestic
and foreign geographic names as well as underseas and Antarctic feature names. For more, call Kare...
House dust mite project aims to reduce asthma
...ue uses a computer model to assess how modifying a domestic
environment can reduce numbers of house dust mites in beds, carpets and elsewhere. Development of the model has been led by University College London (UCL), in collaboration with Cambridge University and other partners, and with funding from the Eng...
Avian flu: Shut down wild bird markets, experts say
.... The markets place tens of thousands of wild and domestic
birds in close quarters, allowing diseases to make...re forced to stand beak to beak with both wild and domestic
birds, and handled by humans - all providing the ideal conditions for transmission of disease," said...
Pew report finds GM insects may offer benefits, but clear regulatory oversight is lacking
... The absence of regulatory clarity regarding domestic
GM insect activity has broader implications. The ...nt of international policies regarding GM insects, domestic
stagnation impedes development on an international level. "Clarity from U.S. regulators wou...
CSIRO scientist wins highest global award for fisheries research
...eries resources and is setting standards to ensure domestic
sustainability while advocating the case at the United Nations for sustainable fisheries and biodiversity protection more generally and on the high seas. "The marine ecosystems of the world are the last great frontier. "Australia has been a global l...
Ohio State creates first gene chip for horse
... for a horse and one of the first gene chips for a domestic
animal. The new chip houses more than 3,200 expressed horse genes on a sliver of glass about the size of a postage stamp. When the researchers began developing this chip two years ago, only 200 horse genes were known. This new chip will allow researc...
How lice and bird feathers stick together
...d the West Nile virus." "Sometimes parasites from domestic
animals switch to humans and sometimes they don't," says biology doctoral student Sarah E. Bush, a co-author of the study. "So looking at how parasites on birds switch to other species of birds may help us understand how parasites from mammals switch...
First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course
...ces of community based water resources management; domestic
and international governance, community involvement and gender issues Course 9: Organizational infrastructure and management The issues, concerns and approaches to finance, budget, infrastructure, management and planning, as well as public health adm...
Global wetlands surveyed from space
...s of wetlands show they store and purify water for domestic
use, recharge natural aquifers as they run low, retain nutrients in floodplains, help control flooding and shore erosion and regulate local climate. Most of all, wetlands support life in spectacular variety and numbers: freshwater wetlands alone are...
NHGRI selects sequencing centers
...ungi are nearly in draft form. The sequence of the domestic
dog, which is a major model for studying genetic diseases and developing pharmaceuticals, is also approaching deep draft coverage. This summer, the centers also began initial sequence production for creating a reference version of the genome of the r...
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