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Maddie Mullins tells about her experience during her time with Zovargo.

Survival of the fattest: why the country birds are coming to town

Treating our feathered friends has had a major effect on the variety and numbers in our gardens. But not all species feel the benefit As a child, I remember my nan throwing out a few crusts of stale

Why Corned Beef Sandwiches — And The Rest Of The Universe — Exist

Somehow, at the beginning of time, there was an imbalance of matter and antimatter. That's how all the stuff in the universe came about. Scientists think they may find an answer by studying neutrons.

How can we say we love our pets when we treat them so badly? | Chas Newkey-Burden

There are so many ways we fail our pets – from daily neglect to the owner who had her healthy dog killed to be buried with her Every year, more countries ban wild animals from being used in circuse

Energies, Vol. 12, Pages 2005: Recognition and Classification of Incipient Cable Failures Based on Variational Mode Decomposition and a Convolutional Neural Network

To avoid power supply hazards caused by cable failures, this paper presents an approach of incipient cable failure recognition and classification based on variational mode decomposition (VMD) and a co

Agronomy, Vol. 9, Pages 264: Intersowing Cover Crops into Standing Soybean in the US Upper Midwest

Nutrient losses and soil erosion after soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) harvest are common in the US Upper Midwest. Cover crops need to provide adequate growth and cover to prevent soil degradation th

Viruses, Vol. 11, Pages 478: Animals as Reservoir for Human Norovirus

Norovirus is the most common cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis and is a burden worldwide. The increasing norovirus diversity is currently categorized into at least 10 genogroups which are further

Psych, Vol. 1, Pages 290-305: Effects of Intensity-Specific Acute Exercise on Paired-Associative Memory and Memory Interference

The improvement of memory performance is an ever-growing interest in research, with implications in many fields. Thus, identifying strategies to enhance memory and attenuate memory interference is of

Coatings, Vol. 9, Pages 339: Protective Performance of Zn-Al-Mg-TiO2 Coating Prepared by Cold Spraying on Marine Steel Equipment

According to research, we have learned that zinc has excellent cathodic protection performance, that the corrosion products of aluminum and magnesium can form dense and stable passivation films to pro

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 1854: Has China’s Pilot Emissions Trading Scheme Influenced the Carbon Intensity of Output?

China launched the pilot construction of the carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) in 2011. The pilots have been running for many years. Does ETS significantly restrain the increase of carbon emission

Electronics, Vol. 8, Pages 578: Time Series Analysis to Predict End-to-End Quality of Wireless Community Networks

Community Networks have been around us for decades being initially deployed in the USA and Europe. They were designed by individuals to provide open and free “do it yourself” Inter

Coatings, Vol. 9, Pages 340: Cavitation Erosion and Sliding Wear Mechanisms of AlTiN and TiAlN Films Deposited on Stainless Steel Substrate

The resistance to cavitation erosion and sliding wear of stainless steel grade AISI 304 can be improved by using physical vapor deposited (PVD) coatings. The aim of this study was to investigate the c

Nutrients, Vol. 11, Pages 1173: Role of Apple Phytochemicals, Phloretin and Phloridzin, in Modulating Processes Related to Intestinal Inflammation

Plant-derived food consumption has gained attention as potential intervention for the improvement of intestinal inflammatory diseases. Apple consumption has been shown to be effective at ameliorating

Universe, Vol. 5, Pages 130: Heavy-Flavor Measurements with the ALICE Experiment at the LHC

Heavy quarks (charm and beauty) are produced early in the nucleus–nucleus collisions, and heavy flavor survives throughout the later stages. Measurements of heavy-flavor quarks thus provide us with

Water, Vol. 11, Pages 1097: Scour Induced by Single and Twin Propeller Jets

Single and twin ship propeller jets produce scour holes with deposition dune. The scour hole has a maximum depth at a particular length downstream within the propeller jet. Existing equations are avai

Nutrients, Vol. 11, Pages 1177: Effect of 12-Week Daily Intake of the High-Lycopene Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum), A Variety Named “PR-7”, on Lipid Metabolism: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a rich source of lycopene, a carotenoid that confers various positive biological effects such as improved lipid metabolism. Here, we conducted a randomized, double-bli

Materials, Vol. 12, Pages 1701: Fermentation of Cucumber Extract with Hydromagnesite as a Neutralizing Agent to Produce an Ingredient for Dermal Magnesium Products

Magnesium is an essential element involved in various biochemical processes in the human body. In addition to oral supplementation, topical magnesium application is another conventional form of magnes

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 2398: Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Mapping Smallholder Agriculture Using High Spatial Resolution Satellite Image

In classification of satellite images acquired over smallholder agricultural landscape with complex spectral profiles of various crop types, exploring image spatial information is important. The deep

Water, Vol. 11, Pages 1098: Forecasting Groundwater Table in a Flood Prone Coastal City with Long Short-term Memory and Recurrent Neural Networks

Many coastal cities are facing frequent flooding from storm events that are made worse by sea level rise and climate change. The groundwater table level in these low relief coastal cities is an import

Energies, Vol. 12, Pages 2006: Quantitative Evaluation of the “Non-Enclosed” Microseismic Array: A Case Study in a Deeply Buried Twin-Tube Tunnel

The high-stress hazards of underground engineering have stimulated the exploration of microseismic monitoring and early warning methods. To achieve a good monitoring effect, the monitoring object is u

Information, Vol. 10, Pages 182: Gain Adaptation in Sliding Mode Control Using Model Predictive Control and Disturbance Compensation with Application to Actuators

In this contribution, a gain adaptation for sliding mode control (SMC) is proposed that uses both linear model predictive control (LMPC) and an estimator-based disturbance compensation. Its applicatio

Nanomaterials, Vol. 9, Pages 803: The Effect of Tissue-Mimicking Phantom Compressibility on Magnetic Hyperthermia

During hyperthermia, magnetite nanoparticles placed in an AC magnetic field become a source of heat. It has been shown that in fluid suspensions, magnetic particles move freely and generate heat easil

Universe, Vol. 5, Pages 129: Neutron-Star-Merger Equation of State

In this work, we discuss the dense matter equation of state (EOS) for the extreme range of conditions encountered in neutron stars and their mergers. The calculation of the properties of such an EOS i

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 2394: Towards an Autonomous Industry 4.0 Warehouse: A UAV and Blockchain-Based System for Inventory and Traceability Applications in Big Data-Driven Supply Chain Management

Industry 4.0 has paved the way for a world where smart factories will automate and upgrade many processes through the use of some of the latest emerging technologies. One of such technologies is Unman

At $2.1 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives.

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, accor

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

Author Michael Pollan experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, How to Change Your Mind. Originally broadcast May 15, 2018.

Soil communities threatened by destruction, instability of Amazon forests

A meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies of soil biodiversity in Amazonian forests found that the abundance, biomass, richness and diversity of soil fauna and microbes were reduced following deforestatio

Dead roots double shoreline loss in Gulf

A new study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill doubles the rate of shoreline erosion in har

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

New research finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of deve

AI and high-performance computing extend evolution to superconductors

Researchers used the power of artificial intelligence and high-performance supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defects on the performance of a superconduct

More than a protein factory: A role for ribosomes in regulating human gene expression

Researchers have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle's role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein.

Mortality risks among pro athletes

A first-of-its-kind comparison between elite pro athletes suggests higher overall mortality among NFL players compared with MLB players. NFL players also appear to have higher risk of dying from cardi

Drug-resistant infections: If you can't beat 'em, starve 'em, scientists find

To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, researchers limited the fungus' access to iron, an element crucial to the organism's survival.

Gut is organized by function, and opportunities for better drug design

New findings provide insights about how the intestine maximizes nutrient uptake, while at the same time protecting the body from potentially dangerous microbes.

Cancer cells are quick-change artists adapting to their environment

New research shows that cancer cells of glioblastomas -- conspicuously aggressive solid brain tumors -- manifest developmental plasticity and their phenotypic characteristics are less constrained than

Do you hear what I hear?

A new study found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills sho

Better together: human and robot co-workers

More and more processes are being automated. Self-driving delivery vehicles are finding their way into many areas. However, an interdisciplinary research team has observed that cooperation between hum

Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material

Scientists studying a lithium-ion battery with an iron-oxide electrode as it charged and discharged over 100 cycles found that the loss is due to a buildup of lithium oxide and decomposition of the me

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Albatross lovebirds, white storks in England and a walrus mother and baby Continue reading...

Experience: I’m a full-time cat sitter

I’ve looked after 30 cats, saved £10,000 on rent, and it has helped my social anxiety I was living in a 15-person hostel dorm in early 2017 when I decided to start cat sitting. Since moving to Lon

Scientists pursue universal snakebite cure using HIV antibody techniques

British specialist among those aiming to develop ‘next generation’ treatment that could help millions of victims each year Scientists in five countries, including the UK, hope to find a universal

'Elusive and cryptic' lizard may be first Australian mainland reptile declared extinct

Hunt is on in Melbourne for grassland earless dragon – not seen since 1969 – after one species was reclassified as four A newly reclassified species of lizard that is native to areas now paved by

The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating

NOAA forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form this year in the Atlantic. But even an average year can cause record-breaking damage, as storms get bigger and wetter.

Dog weepie movies – ranked!

With mutts all over our screens in John Wick 3, A Dog’s Journey, Paw Patrol and more, which of film’s furry friends can melt the most hearts? Russian mobsters kill Daisy, the beagle puppy left to

Botswana condemned for lifting ban on hunting elephants

Country with Africa’s largest elephant population says its growth is affecting farmers Conservationists have reacted with outrage and concern to a decision by Botswana to lift its ban on elephant h

Since The 1960s, Researchers Track Perry Preschool Project Participants

For decades, researchers have followed the participants of a 1960's preschool program. They found a range of social and economic benefits, and not just for the participants in the program.

Marlin jumps into boat, seriously injuring two men off NSW north coast

100kg fish lands in brothers’ five-metre vessel north of Coffs Harbour, slicing man’s arm open A large marlin weighing up to 100kg jumped into a small boat off the New South Wales coast, seriousl

'Mushy-headed vegans': WA may introduce restraining orders to curb animal activism

John Quigley says laws include ‘ongoing orders’ for activists who have been charged with trespassing Western Australia is considering introducing restraining orders for animal activists to preve

Dog gone: healthy pet put down in Virginia so it can be buried with owner

Debate rages after dog was euthanised according to owner’s dying wish The unusual death of a woman’s dog in Virginia has sparked outcry and a debate over whether it is ok to kill a healthy pet an

News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRISPR Modified Viruses

House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. And, the latest on genetically modified viruses.

Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back.

Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide

The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike.

Specieswatch: plan to return lynx to UK receives fresh boost

Michael Gove blocked an earlier application, but a possible Scottish site has now been identified A plan to bring back the Eurasian lynx – Lynx lynx – to Britain has moved a step nearer with rese

Can CBD Reduce Cravings And Stress In Opioid Users?

Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial suggests CBD can help reduce stress and cravings.

Teenager admits to stealing geriatric lemur from a California zoo

Man who made off with Isaac, Santa Ana zoo’s 32-year-old ring-tailed lemur, faces prison time and a $100,000 fine The plastic container left overnight on 27 July 2018 in front of a Marriott Bayview

Wildlife Tourism And Other Dangers Facing Our Most Coveted Species

What's behind those cute selfies with wild animals?

Garden feeders are supporting rising numbers of urban birds

More than half of British homeowners feed birds, maintaining 133 species The increasingly appetising buffet provided for garden birds, from sunflower hearts to suet cakes, is supporting a rising numb

Raw ivory sales: Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia call for end to ban

Southern African countries to appeal to watchdog for permission to sell stockpiled ivory worth more than £230m Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia are making a fresh appeal for a global watchdog to lift

Scientists Introduce New Kilogram On World Metrology Day

After 130 years, the kilogram has been redefined. The new standard is based on the fundamental laws of physics and is much more accurate.

VIDEO: At 'Volcano Summer Camp,' Safety Is A Blast

Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous, which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they're learning will help them at a real eruption.

Country diary: this is the perfect place to feel the force of spring

Cressbrook Dale, Derbyshire: A riot of green meshes with songs of the whole wood: wind, rain, wren, robin, raven This reserve is one of our favourite walks, and part of the joy of it is the contrast

Pushy bonobo mothers help sons find sexual partners, scientists find

High-ranking mothers lead sons to groups of females and keep guard while they mate Their mothers are so keen for them to father children that they usher them in front of promising partners, shield th

How The Brain Shapes Pain And Links Ouch With Emotion

Pain is more than an unpleasant sensation. When pain signals reach the brain, they interact with areas involved in thinking, memory and emotion.

Own a Gerrard Gethings Bee photograph

To coincide with World Bee Day, we are giving readers the opportunity to purchase an exclusive edition of Gethings’s bee photographs • Own one of the edition by Gerrard Gethings Continue reading.

Country diary: an old dynamite works has become a hub of biodiversity

Ardeer, Ayrshire: This semi-open expanse is now valuable open mosaic habitat, beloved by beetles and solitary bees A red light had been spinning as we crept along the fenceline, but I hadn’t unders

Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics

In the 1970s, Rich Isaacson was presented with what seemed like a crazy idea: using lasers to detect gravitational waves. It became the biggest project the National Science Foundation had ever funded.

The Home Office shames us all by its callous attitude to child refugees | Barbara Ellen

This country can easily afford to offer sanctuary to many vulnerable youngstersAnyone horrified in 2017 by the government’s shamefully inadequate response to helping lone child refugees trapped in m

50 Years Later, Looking Back At Apollo 10, Precursor To The Moon Landing

It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with General Thomas Stafford, who led the Apollo 10 mission.

Zovargo earns GS Friendship Award

At the 2018 Girl Scouts San Diego Conference, Zovargo was awarded the Friendship Award. Through several letters and nominations, we proudly earned this award. We are honored to have earned this speci

Say NO to Palm Oil

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2856 in San Diego, Ca - with help from GSSD community partner, Zovargo - took on the problem with palm on as their Take Action Project. Watch this video to see what they disc

WILD LIFE: A Moonlight Masquerade KNSD TV 10 9 18 web content

Zovargo is the special guest for the San Diego Museum of Man's event WILD LIFE! Bringing along lots of crawling insects and arachnids for educational encounters, Zovargo is proud to partner with this

Zovargo on Fox 5 San Diego!

Zovargo provided an interactive Reptile Show for the Shoppes at Carlsbad in September 2018. To help promote our special Creature Encounter, we visited Fox 5 to spread the word and preview some of our

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa!

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa! Learn about her background and what her experience has been like as a Zovargo Educator. Everyone on our team has a different story and different experiences - enjoy! S

What is Conservation?

Conservation means many different things to everyone. Hear from our Zovargo partners and friends what conservation means to them and how we can all make a difference to help our world. Schools, Scout

Thank You Doyle Elementary HD

This year was our third time coming out to Doyle Elementary! We had a great time with the whole school and really appreciate these letters! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday P

Zovargo on San Diego Fox 5 News!

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo on San Diego's KUSI Morning Show

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo Gives Back

In January of 2018, Zovargo provided a free animal show for our military community in San Diego, Ca. Nearly 200 people attended and it was an awesome show!

Zovargo in the Community

Zovargo collaborates with many organizations in the San Diego Community to help spread the message about conserving our natural resources and supporting the animals that live on our planet. Working c

STEAM Maker Summer Festival 2017

STEAM Makers across San Diego join together for this festival that occurs at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Zovargo is one STEAM Maker at this festival! Check out all the fun. Zovargo: Inspiring, Conservat

Meet Zovargo's Animal Amassadors

Here's a look at some of our Zovargo Animal Ambassadors that are a super important part of our education programs!Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect set

Camp Zovargo Preview!

See some highlights from Camp Zovargo San Diego 2017!Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect settings for a Zovargo animal program. Zovargo: Inspiring, Conse

Zovargo on CBS News

Zovargo is a conservation focused organization that provides educational programs for schools, scouts, libraries, and even for private events.Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - UF/IFAS

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension outreach is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to t

Maddie Mullins - Zovargo Intern - YouTube

Maddie Mullins tells about her experience during her time with Zovargo. Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect set...

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