Sunday, June 21, 2009

For Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hello, we're back, if only briefly - our duties at the Museum have kept us quite busy. (Our senior editor is the Registrar). A brief TV program review. Last night, on one of our local PBS stations, we were presented with a special program about the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). Though not very scientific, the numbers of this animal and their eggs consumed by humanity is staggering. The program gets more into the legend, "popular tales" and personalities of this quirky little creature. They are indeed creatures to be loved, studied and admired. Miraculous stories of their bravery and resurrections are not to be missed. Sigh...unfortunately the producers felt it necessary to include a bit on Mike the headless chicken. Well, we suppose so... We tried to find a link to the program on the PBS website and failed...sorry! Overall, the program is a delight and not to be missed.
Nestlé recalls cookie dough products

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough Voluntary Recall

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Vaccination Strategy May Protect Against Both Lethal 1918 And H5N1 Influenza Viruses

1918 Flu Pandemic


Humans More Related To Orangutans Than Chimps, Study Suggests

Homo sapiens



Mammoths survived late in Britain


Polar Bear And Walrus Populations In Trouble

Ursus maritimus


Highland park unveils tiger cubs

Panthera tigris altaica

Canadian seal hunt 'collapsing'

Red panda has rare set of triplets

Ailurus fulgens

Streetlights ruin a bat's commute, a study shows


Rats play odds in gambling task


Squirrel nuts over builder friend


Severely Memory-deficit Mutant Mouse Created


'Weedy' Bird Species May Win As Temperatures Rise

Antibiotics-resistant Gulls Worry Scientists

New dino gives bird wing clue

Limusaurus inextricabilis

Thai Navy Helps Turtles


Banning Certain Fishing Gear Can Help Save Reefs From Climate Change

Caribbean Coral Reefs Flattened

Deadly Parasite Could Endanger Salmon And Trout Populations In U.K.

Sphaerothecum destruens

Ancient crustaceans produced enormous sperm, scientists find


Insects' Sex Scents Can Save Lives

Rhodnius prolixus

Triatoma brasliensis

Chagas disease

Scientists Show Bacteria Can 'Learn' And Plan Ahead

Hysterectomies a stem cell source


Stem cell

The plant that pretends to be ill

Caladium steudneriifolium

Plants Engage In Self-recognition?

Artemisia tridentata

Canada to ban some chemicals in toys, vinyl bibs


Reproductive Health Effects Found From Low Doses Of Bisphenol-A


Certain Zinc-based Cold Remedies Linked To Loss Of Sense Of Smell, FDA Says

Punching Holes Into Herpes Viruses


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