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|California man to plead guilty to stealing lemur from zoo|
Added: 21.05.2019 5:17 | 5 views | 0 comments
Aquinas Kasbar, 19, left the animal in a plastic drawer outside a Newport Beach hotel. He faces up to a year in prison.
|Stephen Colbert's Showtime animated series depicts Reagan in Hell|
Added: 20.05.2019 22:06 | 10 views | 0 comments
Liberal comedian Stephen Colbert's animated series "Our Cartoon President" depicted former President Ronald Reagan in Hell in the latest episode that aired on Sunday night.
|Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?|
Added: 19.05.2019 17:49 | 5 views | 0 comments
Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that's widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research.
|Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?|
Added: 19.05.2019 17:41 | 4 views | 0 comments
An animal study shows that certain nervous system responses to a protein that scientists have long known to play a role in migraine occur only in females.
|Octopuses may go blind as climate change pulls oxygen from the ocean|
Added: 19.05.2019 10:16 | 14 views | 0 comments
For some marine animals, even a tiny drop in oxygen levels caused an almost immediate loss of vision.
|Climate change may turn octopuses partially blind from lack of oxygen|
Added: 18.05.2019 17:19 | 20 views | 0 comments
Retinas need oxygen to function, but climate change is creating low-oxygen zones in the sea, which will drastically weaken vision in marine animals
|Chimps Use Tools to Excavate Underground Food, Study Says|
Added: 17.05.2019 19:38 | 8 views | 0 comments
Naïve chimpanzees are able to spontaneously use tools in order to excavate underground food, according to a new study, published in the journal PLoS ONE. The animals prefer longer tools for excavation and exhibit six different tool use behaviors in the context of excavation: digging, probing, perforating, pounding, shoveling and enlarging. In 2011, a team [...]
|HBG Big News This Week: April 15-19, 2019|
Added: 17.05.2019 18:45 | 8 views | 0 comments
Following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of April 15-19, 2019:
HBG Community Service Day: we had our second annual Community Service Day on Wednesday, and close to 600 HBG employees volunteered in a wide variety of activities – preparing food in community kitchens, delivering hot meals to homebound seniors, reading with children, repainting rooms in community centers, gardening in green spaces, caring for animals in rescue shelters, assisting with literacy and mental health awareness projects, creating handmade cards for hospitalized children, and much more.
Bestseller news: James Patterson’s The Fall of Crazy House (JIMMY Patterson) debuts at #4 on the New York Times YA Hardcover list. Also, debuting on the NYT lists are William W. Li’s Eat to Beat Disease (GCP) at #10 on the Advice, How-To, & Misc., and Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge (LB) at #13 on the Print HC Fiction list. HBG’s distribution clients have a #1 bestseller with Jeff Kinney’s new addition to the Diary of the Wimpy Kid franchise, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (Abrams) at the top of the Middle Grade Hardcover list. And David Sax’s The Revenge of the Analog (PublicAffairs) makes a surprise appearance at #1 on the Washington Post bestseller list this week.
LA Times Book Prize: Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (LB) has won the 2018 for Science & Technology.
Ondaatje Prize shortlist: Adam Weymouth’s Kings of the Yukon (LB) has been named to the Royal Society of Literature’s 2019 shortlist. The £10,000 prize is awarded annually to a book of the highest literary merit – fiction, non-fiction, or poetry – which best evokes the spirit of a place. The winner will be announced May 13.
Major launch: Ali Benjamin’s highly anticipated The Next Great Paulie Fink (LBYR) went on sale this week with an interview on NPR’s Here & Now, coverage to come in The Denver Post, New York Times, People, and the Wall Street Journal, and a two-week national tour.
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|Tips for Kids in National Parks|
Added: 17.05.2019 18:45 | 7 views | 0 comments
Getting kids interested in national parks can be a challenge—and so is keeping them entertained once you get there! Here are a few tips for helping your family make the most of its time in the great outdoors:
1. Can’t get your kids off their phones? Encourage them to take photos for a family album that focuses on the variety of detail on trails. Put each child in charge of a certain thing: plants, rocks, tree bark, animals, water, etc.
2. Get your younger kids involved in Junior Ranger programs! Some parks have programs for older kids, too.
3. Prepare kids for the elements with appropriate layers of clothing, footwear, mittens, and hats. Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray, too!
4. Check your park’s specific NPS site before you leave home—you’ll find special kid-friendly programs and activities under “kids.”
5. Play trail games like “I Spy” to keep kids engaged along the way.
6. Choose shorter trails for young kids with attractions as destinations: lakes, boulders to play on, driftwood on beaches.
7. Check out the program: 4th graders can visit all national parks for free!
8. Prevent meltdowns by having snacks and water handy, even on short hikes or adventures.
For more tips for exploring the national parks with your family, pick up:
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|Developing a vaccine against Nipah virus|
Added: 17.05.2019 17:46 | 5 views | 0 comments
Researchers developed a novel recombinant vaccine called NIPRAB that shows robust immunization against Nipah virus in animal models and may be effective against other viruses in the same family.