It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)
Payment, or other means of making amends, for a wrong or injury.
Insurance coverage providing compensation and medical benefits to individuals because of work-connected injuries or disease.
The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.
The procedure of presenting the conditioned stimulus without REINFORCEMENT to an organism previously conditioned. It refers also to the diminution of a conditioned response resulting from this procedure.
Legally authorized corporations owned and managed by one or more professionals (medical, dental, legal) in which the income is ascribed primarily to the professional activities of the owners or stockholders.
The ceasing of existence of a species or taxonomic groups of organisms.
Common name for an extinct species of the Homo genus. Fossils have been found in Europe and Asia. Genetic evidence suggests that limited interbreeding with modern HUMANS (Homo sapiens) took place.
Flat keratinous structures found on the skin surface of birds. Feathers are made partly of a hollow shaft fringed with barbs. They constitute the plumage.
Family of the suborder HAPLORHINI (Anthropoidea) comprising bipedal primate MAMMALS. It includes modern man (HOMO SAPIENS) and the great apes: gorillas (GORILLA GORILLA), chimpanzees (PAN PANISCUS and PAN TROGLODYTES), and orangutans (PONGO PYGMAEUS).
Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.
BIRDS that hunt and kill other animals, especially higher vertebrates, for food. They include the FALCONIFORMES order, or diurnal birds of prey, comprised of EAGLES, falcons, HAWKS, and others, as well as the STRIGIFORMES order, or nocturnal birds of prey, which includes OWLS.
The study of the teeth of early forms of life through fossil remains.
The scientific study of past societies through artifacts, fossils, etc.
The science devoted to the comparative study of man.
Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.
The comparative science dealing with the physical characteristics of humans as related to their origin, evolution, and development in the total environment.
The total absence of teeth from either the mandible or the maxilla, but not both. Total absence of teeth from both is MOUTH, EDENTULOUS. Partial absence of teeth in either is JAW, EDENTULOUS, PARTIALLY.
The period of history before 500 of the common era.
Running at a low rate of speed. It can be done as a means of conditioning or for general health and well being.
Fabric or other material used to cover the body.
Devices that control the supply of electric current for running electrical equipment.
Apparatus and instruments that generate and operate with ELECTRICITY, and their electrical components.
Information systems, usually computer-assisted, designed to store, manipulate, and retrieve information for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling administrative and clinical activities associated with the provision and utilization of clinical laboratory services.
A region, north-central Asia, largely in Russia. It extends from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and from the Arctic Ocean to central Kazakhstan and the borders of China and Mongolia.
Geological formations consisting of underground enclosures with access from the surface.
Created 7 April 1992 as a result of the division of Yugoslavia.
The islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. (Random House Dictionary, 2d ed)