Google to Break Ground on LifeProlonging Research Facility

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 2 min read September 4, 2014center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Roughly one year after tendering a founding investment in biotech company Calico, Google is breaking ground on a brand new Bay Area research facility with a lofty life-prolonging aim.To this end, Calico has also forged a partnership with a Chicago-based biopharmaceutical company called AbbVie, in order to develop drugs that will tackle aging and age-related diseases such as neurodegeneration and cancer. A forthcoming state-of-the-art research and development center will house this secretive and vastly experimental work.Each company will contribute between $250 million and $1.5 billion in funding, according to a press release. The affiliation will call for Google-backed Calico’s far-out findings, spearheaded over the next five years, to be eventually tested for commercial viability by AbbVie. “Both parties will share costs and profits equally,” the companies said.Related: If You Could, Would You Want to Live Forever? Google Thinks You Might“Last fall, [Google co-founder] Larry Page and I announced Calico, a new company designed to take the long-term view on aging and illness,” wrote Calico chief executive Arthur Levinson in a Google+ post announcing the collaboration yesterday. “Our goal is to make progress on a very basic challenge: how to help people stay healthier for longer.”Levinson, who also serves as Apple’s chairman of the board, created Calico alongside Google’s Page, who notably suffers from a rare nerve condition that affects his ability to speak.Calico is by no means Google’s only stab into the health-care sector. Despite expressing reservations in regards to entering the heavily regulated space, the company has begun collecting anonymous genetic information from 175 volunteers in order to build a perfect model of human health. The Baseline Study, as the project is called, is part of the company’s “moonshot” division, Google X.Related: Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Healthlast_img read more

Microsoft CEO Criticized for Suggesting Women Not Ask for Raises

first_img Microsoft Corp’s chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the “system”, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement.Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead in the tech world at a three-day conference in Phoenix, Arizona, intended to celebrate women in computing.”It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,” Nadella said, according to a recording on the website of the event, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.”Because that’s good karma,” Nadella continued. “It’ll come back because somebody’s going to know that’s the kind of person that I want to trust.”Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College and a member of Microsoft’s board, immediately challenged Nadella, saying his viewpoint was “one of the very few things that I disagree with you on,” eliciting a few cheers from the audience.The two went on to hug on stage, and the audience warmly applauded, but Twitter rounded on Nadella and his comments became fodder for jokes.”I’ll wait for Karma to lower my #xboxlive price too,” tweeted Chuck Granade.Nadella later tried to patch up the damage.”Was inarticulate re how women should ask for raise,” he tweeted several hours after his remarks. “Our industry must close gender pay gap so a raise is not needed because of a bias.”Nadella also admitted his error in a memo to Microsoft employees which was posted on the company’s website.”I answered that question completely wrong,” said the memo. “I believe men and women should get equal pay for equal work. And when it comes to career advice on getting a raise when you think it’s deserved, Maria’s advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.”According to recent research by the American Association of University Women, last year women were paid 78 percent of what equally qualified men received, although there is some data to suggest the pay gap is less in the tech sector.Only 29 percent of Microsoft’s more than 100,000 employees are female, according to data recently released by the company.(Additional reporting by Sarah McBride in San Francisco; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Miral Fahmy) Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Reuters October 10, 2014 3 min readlast_img read more

Apple Is Staffing Up In Order to Push iPads to Businesses

first_imgFebruary 4, 2015 This story originally appeared on Business Insider Apple is looking for sales execs to coordinate its enterprise sales push with IBM, according to new company job postings.These managers will oversee joint Apple-IBM sales teams based in Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and New York. The teams will focus on selling iPads and iPhones to enterprises.Cook pointed out on Apple’s last earnings call that nearly all of the Fortune 500 already use iPads, but don’t roll them out to very many employees. The trick for these new salespeople will be to convince companies that they can use iPads for a lot more things than they use PCs for today.One of the reasons Apple partnered with IBM last July was to take advantage of its deep experience selling to enterprises.The two companies are also working on customizable iOS apps for specific industries. Based on the job listings, Apple appears to be focusing on healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services for now.Apple and IBM released their first 10 joint business apps in December. CEO Tim Cook said on a recent earnings call that it will release 12 more apps by the end of this quarter and that Apple hopes to have 100 enterprise apps by the end of 2015.There are also rumors of a larger “iPad Pro” in the works that could energize business sales.Apple can still succeed if the iPad fails, but Cook needs the IBM partnership to work if he wants to change perceptions that the tablet has hit an insurmountable wall. Register Now » 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Successful Ecommerce Brands

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Whether you run a brick-and-mortar business or are thinking of starting a digital-based company, there is much to learn from the success of large ecommerce firms around the world. No matter what the industry, online businesses have shaken up the way people buy and sell, communicate, share and learn in all corners of the globe.Related: 4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce StartupWhile there is no one single way to guarantee success, ecommerce companies provide a raft of insights into new ways of starting, operating and growing businesses that are built to last. Here are three:1. Turn constraints into innovation.Successful ecommerce companies worldwide know how to turn constraints into innovative ideas. In fact, getting creative in order to solve a problem is often the identifying factor that leads to success, as it opens up whole new markets or completely new ways of doing things.Companies like BuildDirect thrive because they’ve discovered ways to ship large and heavy items in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Netflix, too, disrupted the entertainment industry by swapping out physical products (DVDs and VHS cassettes) in favor of digital ones.For entrepreneurs, there are many benefits to addressing constraints creatively. Before you give up, when you’re faced with your next big business obstacle, spend some time instead looking at the problem in different ways to find an innovative solution ripe for the picking.2. Utilize dataSuccessful ecommerce businesses also spend plenty of time gathering, tracking and utilizing data to come up with new product ideas or service offerings. For instance, food subscription service NatureBox leverages big data to power its snack-recommendation engine to deliver customers products they will truly enjoy.Companies that collect customer information more easily identify effective ways to attract new customers, convince more shoppers to buy or entice clients to repurchase. No matter what type of business you run, it’s important to focus on metrics. The common saying “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” is certainly true, and in this digital age is a key element to running a successful business long-term.There are a number of different indicators to keep a watch on. These include: average daily, monthly and yearly sales, cost per acquisition for each new customer, website and landing-page conversion rates, average order value, customer lifetime value, repeat purchase rate and average number of visits before a purchase is made.You can use all of this information to operate your business more effectively. For example, if you know your conversion rate is low, you can test out multiple strategies to increase it. Alternatively, if your cost of customer acquisition is prohibitively high, you can focus on lower-priced marketing techniques.Keep testing and measuring every element in your business over time and you will be able to radically improve your bottom line.Related: The 4 Elements of a Winning Ecommerce Ad Strategy3. Seek feedback.Another thing popular ecommerce brands do really well is seek feedback from their customers. This is a crucial business practice that all firms should employ, yet many either don’t, or fail to do it well. So, connect with clients on a regular basis to find out what is working well in your business, and where things could be improved. The best time to ask them is immediately after they complete a purchase.Customers who have already spent money with you are more likely to give their opinion because they are invested in helping your company succeed. In fact, many buyers actually love the idea of having a say in co-creating products or services with brands they admire.To gather customer feedback, send out email questionnaires, conduct quick surveys on your website, host polls on social media, call customers, send letters and so on. Questions might include:What is one specific thing we could be doing better?Was there anything in particular — positive or negative — that stood out from your experience shopping with us?What was it that ultimately made you decide to buy from us?What is the number one thing we should never stop doing?Would you recommend us to your friends and family members? If so, why? If not, why not?No matter what type of business or industry you are in, there are plenty of strategies you can emulate from ecommerce concerns in order to improve your own company’s operations and offerings.If you get stuck for ideas at any stage, seek inspiration from some of the biggest ecommerce brands around. Related: The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now January 22, 2016last_img read more

Cut the Cord With This Amazon 4K Streaming Media Player Plus More

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 30, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss deals. Check it out:Amazon 4K Streaming Wireless Media Player with HD TV Antenna for $94.99 (Orig. $131)Cutting the cord has never been easier with this bundle. It includes a $15 discount on the 4K capable Amazon Fire media player and a HD antenna to get all the local channels around you. You can also pay to subscribe to channels you would normally have to buy with a larger package on cable such as ESPN.Lenovo X1 Carbon Core i5-6200U 14″ 1080p Laptop w/ 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD $888.30Use 30% off coupon code: SAV30THINKPAD. This is one of the best prices on the X1 Carbon you can get. It weighs in only 2.9 pounds, is super thin and is easy to transport. It is the choice of upper-management executives who travel and may not want an Apple. It comes with a 1080p display and snappy 128GB SSD.Belkin 3-Outlet Travel Surge Protector for $13.99 (Orig. $17.50)Traveling without a surge protector can be a hassle, which is why Belkin created this portable three-outlet power strip which has a swiveling plug. The swiveling helps you on hard-to-reach or inconvenient outlets that are located behind table legs or nighstands.$5 Bonus Credit at Amazon when you recharge a $100 Amazon Gift CardThis is basically free Amazon cash. Reload a $100 gift card which you likely will spend anyway and they will give you a bonus $5.BranBox Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion for $13.97  (Orig. $28.99)Use code: DUH752I8. If you sit all day at the office or through long international flights, this cushoin can help prevent lower back pain, reduce pressure and increase circulation to your legs. If you have sciatica, Amazon reviews seem to highly recommend a cushion to help.Star Wars: Force Awakens 3D collector’s Edition for $29.96 (Prime Members only) (Orig. $34.99)As far as these 3-D Blu-rays go these is a steal, particularly since it is the Collector’s edition. If you bought into the 3-D craze then your money will be well spent on a 3-D CGI experience of Star Wars.For more great deals, check out our TechBargains Small Business page.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Plastic Filler Masterbatch Market Is Booming Worldwide Analysis And Forecast

first_imgThe Plastic Filler Masterbatch Market report offers the global market potential rates of the Plastic Filler Masterbatch Market along with various product segments.SummaryICRWorld’s Plastic Filler Masterbatch market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Get Free Sample Copy Of This Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3234026?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=RajashrikGlobal Plastic Filler Masterbatch Market: Product Segment AnalysisPolypropylene (PP) Filler MasterbatchPolyethylen(PE) Filler MasterbatchOthersGlobal Plastic Filler Masterbatch Market: Application Segment AnalysisPackaging industryWire and cable industryAutomotive / household appliances industryOthersGlobal Plastic Filler Masterbatch Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaGet Discount Copy Of This Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3234026?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=RajashrikThe Players mentioned in our reportSchulmanIncPlastika Kritis.S.ACabot CorporationClariant AgAmpacet CorporationTeknor Apex CompanyColortekPolyplast Müller GmbHHitech Colour PolyplastFerro CorporationCPI Vite Nam PlasticDolphin Poly PlastKaijieXinmingBeijing Dazheng Weiye Plastics AuxiliaryNanjing Tesu Science and TechnologyHongtai Plastic IndustryFoshan MHK Plastic Color Masterbatch IndustryYancheng Changyuan PlasticsDongguan Hesheng MasterbatchesShandong Weifang Jinri PlasticSA MasterbatchColourists Plastic Product Company Related Report:GLOBAL PHOTONIC CRYSTALS MARKET (Construction Strategies, Geography , Applications) – Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 Photonic Crystals are attractive optical materials for controlling and manipulating the flow of light. The global market for components and modules using Photonic Crystals indicates a CAGR of 33.1% and is estimated to reach $20.4 billion in 2017…..Read More https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/photonic-crystals-marketAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research25933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Opera Power Saver launches

first_imgOpera Power Saver launches by Martin Brinkmann on May 12, 2016 in Opera – 6 commentsOpera Power Saver is a new feature implemented in Opera 39 designed to improve battery life of mobile device when Opera is used as a web browser.A new Power Saver icon appears in Opera’s main toolbar when the power cable of the laptop is unplugged from the device, This indicates that power saver mode is ready for use.A click on the icon reveals whether the feature is enabled or not, and a toggle lets you switch its state easily.The browser will suggest to enable the power saver mode automatically when battery of the device is running low so that you can squeeze additional minutes of screen time out of the device before it runs out.Opera Power Saver ModeYou find an option in the settings under browser to always show the power icon, but there does not seem to be a preference right now to always enable power saver mode when the device is unplugged.The power savings come from optimizations such as reduced background tab activity, video playback parameter tuning and an adaptive page-redrawing frequency according to Opera.How good is Opera Power Saver?Opera ran tests to compare the power saver mode of the Opera browser to other browsers, and in particular Google Chrome and Opera without power saving mode.According to the company’s test, Opera 39 Developer Edition was able to run 3 hours longer than “browsers like Google Chrome” on a laptop running a 64-bit version of Windows 10.While this has to be confirmed by independent tests and especially on more devices, it is quite an impressive feat. Still, mileage may vary depending on the laptop in question, the web activity and other activity on the device.The new feature does not keep track of statistics currently which makes it difficult to judge its effectiveness when it comes to the power saving functionality on individual devices.It would be great if the browser would make some calculations in the background to provide information about the average power consumption when power saver is enabled and when it is not.All in all, it is an interesting new feature that sets Opera apart from competing browsers. I wish it would offer more options and statistics though.The new power saving mode is just one of the new features that Opera Software added to the web browser this year.The company launched a native ad blocker in Opera Stable this month for instance, making it the first major web browser (from a market share point of view) to do so.Another first was the integration of a browser proxy in Opera which improves privacy while Opera is being used.Opera Developer can be downloaded from the official Opera website, and it can be installed alongside the stable version of the web browser.SummaryArticle NameOpera 39 Power Saver ModeDescriptionOpera 39 ships with a new Power Saver feature designed to improve battery life of mobile device when Opera is used on systems running on battery.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Windows 10 version 1803 is businessready according to Microsoft

first_imgWindows 10 version 1803 is business-ready according to Microsoft by Martin Brinkmann on June 15, 2018 in Windows – 18 commentsMicrosoft declared Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, business-ready by moving it to the semi-annual channel. The semi-annual channel, previously known as Current Branch for Business, is a special update channel of professional and Enterprise versions of Windows 10.Feature updates may be delayed in those editions of Windows 10 by switching from the consumer-targeting semi-annual targeted channel to the semi-annual channel.Devices on the semi-annual channel get feature updates months after general availability at the earliest. Microsoft mentioned previously that the switch happens about 4 months after general availability of feature updates usually but the April 2018 Update switch happened earlier.Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1803 on April 30 on its website and through Windows Update which means that the company unlocked the new version of Windows for semi-annual channel distribution less than 3 months after general availability.Microsoft revealed in a new blog post why it flipped the switch early. The company used AI and machine learning to distribute the feature update to “the best target devices based on [..] extensive listening systems”.Windows 10 is reaching 700 million monthly active devices and nearly 250 million are updated to the April 2018 Update already according to Microsoft data. The company states in the publication that devices on the April 2018 Update have a 20% reduction in system stability issues, and operating system and driver stability issues.General availability of Windows 10 version 1803 means that the new version is offered to all devices that are on the Semi-Annual Targeted channel and to all devices on the Semi-Annual channel.Devices on the semi-annual channel can be configured to delay new feature updates by up to 364 days; this is done in the Settings application under Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced options.Admins and users who don’t want to install Windows 10 version 1803 yet on their devices need to switch to the semi-annual channel and set a delay for the installation of the new feature update.Patch Lady Susan Bradley thinks it is too early for release in business environments because of outstanding issues and the release of at least two patches per month for the new version of Windows 10. Our all the issues with Windows 10 version 1803 post released shortly after the release of windows 10 version 1803 is one of the most popular articles ever on the site, and many of the issues described there have not been addressed yet.If you plan to update to the new version right now you should make sure that you have a system backup in place so that you can restore the previous version without relying on Windows’ functionality to do so.Now You: Is Windows 10 version 1803 ready?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 version 1803 is business-ready according to MicrosoftDescriptionMicrosoft declared Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, business-ready by moving it to the semi-annual channel.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Microsoft reveals InPrivate Desktop sandbox feature for Windows 10

first_imgMicrosoft reveals InPrivate Desktop sandbox feature for Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on August 08, 2018 in Windows – Last Update: August 08, 2018 – 9 commentsMicrosoft revealed a feature that it calls InPrivate Desktop last week on the Windows 10 Insider Feedback Hub before it pulled the quest quickly again.Bleeping Computer was fast enough to grab a screenshot of the quest and collect the information that Microsoft provided.The description indicates that the feature is for Windows 10 Enterprise at this point in time. It would not be the first that is Enterprise-exclusive but it has happened in the past that Enterprise-only features were introduced at least in professional versions of Windows 10 such as Pro as well at a later point in time.The quest had the following description:InPrivate Desktop (Preview) provides admins a way to launch a throwaway sandbox for secure, one-time execution of untrusted software. This is basically an in-box, speedy VM that is recycled when you close the app!Microsoft published prerequisites and installation steps as well. The feature requires a Windows 10 Enterprise installation, at least build 17718, Hypervisor capabilities enabled in the BIOS, at least 4 Gigabytes of RAM and 5 Gigabytes of disk space, and a processor with at least two cores.InPrivate Desktop allows administrators to run untrusted executable programs in a sandbox so that the underlying system cannot be affected in any way by the execution. Similarly to what third-party programs such as Sandboxie offer but integrated natively in Windows 10.Admins can make use of virtualization to test untrusted executable files but that requires more storage space and resources.The quest was live for just a brief moment before it was pulled by Microsoft again. It is possible that it was published in error by Microsoft at this point in time.The quest pointed to the InPrivate Desktop application but Bleeping Computer could not install the application because it had other requirements (Azure Active Directory) and blocked access because of that.Closing WordsThe integration of a quick and easy way to test software in a sandbox environment could certainly help improve overall security. It is a pity that Microsoft seems to target Windows 10 Enterprise exclusively with the feature as it would certainly help non-Enterprise customers of the company as well test and run software programs in a secure environment.Now You: What is your take on InPrivate Desktop?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft reveals InPrivate Desktop sandbox feature for Windows 10DescriptionMicrosoft revealed a feature that it calls InPrivate Desktop today on the Windows 10 Insider Feedback Hub before it pulled the quest again.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Proof Of Life Man Snaps Photo Of Elusive Colombian Weasel For The

first_imgClose Many thought the elusive Colombian weasel was extinct because no one has seen the animal alive before. In 2011, an architect saw and even photographed one — inside a toilet.The Vulnerable WeaselOn Feb. 26, 2011, architect and professor Juan M. de Roux accidentally found the rare animal in a bathroom beside his parents’ country house in Cali-Buenaventura road in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. He remembered seeing the animal as a child, and so when he encountered it again, he took the chance to snap several photos of the weasel using his camera.”…the little animal moved frantically all over the bathroom, looking for a way out that allowed him to avoid me. I recall a weird scent, I knew at the time that mustelids have odor glands, so I was not surprised, it was something like urine and insects. When I was done with the shots I left the door opened, I did not get any nearer, as it is best to exercise precaution with wild mammals,” de Roux posted in a blog entry on the citizen website iNaturalist. DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Search Bestseller ENDS IN De Roux’s house is located near a primary forest that extends to the south into the National Natural Park Farallones de Cali. It is likely that more weasels inhabit the forest.Confirmed IdentificationThe Colombian weasel or Mustela felipei is considered the rarest neotropical carnivore that can be found in four localities in Colombia and one in Ecuador. It is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List.According to the study, diagnostic characters such as the presence of a ventral spot on the animal’s chest or neck casts no doubt on its correct identification.”I thought it was extinct already because we’ve never seen the animal alive,” said Hector Ramirez-Chaves, study author from the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia.The study officially presented the only photographic record of a living weasel from Colombia. The researchers said the discovery sheds light on the animal’s distribution on the Western Cordillera of Colombia, where it was previously located based on a single record obtained on 1986.”This is the first confirmed record of the Colombian weasel during the 21st century. Finally, we discuss the species’ occurrence in protected areas of Colombia, to provide tools for the conservation of this rare species,” the authors wrote in their study published in the journal Therya.Weasels Of The WorldWeasels are mammals and are known as the smallest carnivores in the world. They have long bodies and necks, short legs and small heads. Weasels are closely related to ermine, ferrets, polecats, and minks which are all from the Mustela genus. They are also in the same family as badgers, wolverines, and otters.These mammals have different colors ranging from brown, grey or black with white or yellowish markings. According to Nature Conservancy, all weasels turn white during winter. The fur of the least weasel usually glows a bright lavender color during winter when the animal is exposed to ultraviolet light.The average least weasels are so small, they grow only up to 4 to 10 inches (10 to 25 centimeters) long. The long-tailed and tropical weasels are slightly larger at 10 to 12 inches. TAG Colombian weasel, Weasel, Vulnerable Species All Ads by Amazon ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more