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Contents: Journal of Chemical Research , Volume 41, Issue No.3, March 2017

Posted on 17. March, 2017.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.


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Contents: Materials At High Temperatures Volume 30 Issue 4 2013

Posted on 20. November, 2013.

Materials at High Temperatures publishes peer reviewed contributions relating to high temperature applications in the power, chemical, engine, processing and furnace industries.


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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 6 Issue 4 2013

Posted on 20. November, 2013.

Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.


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Predators and livestock reduce bird nest survival

Posted on 14. November, 2013.

High nest predation is one of the factors potentially driving farmland bird declines, particularly in the case of ground-nesting species. Accordingly, recent calls have been made to address predation in agri-environment schemes, but this is hindered by limited understanding of how processes operating at different scales affect predation patterns and how additional factors such as livestock trampling contribute to reduced nest survival.


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Oldest known avian footprints from Australia

Posted on 14. November, 2013.

Two thin-toed tridactyl tracks in a fluvial sandstone bed of the Eumeralla Formation (Albian) at Dinosaur Cove (Victoria, Australia) were likely made by avian trackmakers, making these the oldest known fossil bird tracks in Australia and the only Early Cretaceous ones from Gondwana. An analysis of the footprints is published in journal Palaeontology.


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Survival of Atlantic Puffins positively correlated with herring availability

Posted on 13. November, 2013.

Atlantic Herring is a keystone species in several marine ecosystems, supporting intensive fisheries as well as many predators including seabirds. Biomass of this stock in eastern North America has declined considerably in recent years, potentially putting at risk populations of its predators. Although adult survival in seabirds is considered robust to moderate changes in food availability, it is also the life-history component most critical to sustaining populations of long-lived birds.


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Insects as poultry feed

Posted on 13. November, 2013.

Should insect protein be allowed in poultry feed in the EU? At present, EU law prohibits the inclusion of protein derived from insects in animal feed, with the exception of feed intended for fish or shellfish. The EU-funded project PROteINSECT co-ordinated in the UK by FERA (The Food and Environment Research Agency) with partners in China, Africa and mainland Europe is working to change this legislation.


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Cuckoos barred feathers mimic raptors

Posted on 12. November, 2013.

New research shows that cuckoos have striped or "barred" feathers that resemble local birds of prey, such as sparrow hawks, that may be used to frighten birds into briefly fleeing their nest in order to lay their parasitic eggs.


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Decrease in prevalence of Salmonella on US chicken

Posted on 12. November, 2013.

According to US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) “Quarterly Progress Reports on Salmonella and Campylobacter Testing of Selected Raw Meat and Poultry Products” released on 25 October 2013, the prevalence of Salmonella on raw young chicken carcasses is down 34% over the first quarter of 2013 and represents a decrease of over 120% during the past five years.


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