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Stress ‘sweet spot’ differs for mellow vs. hyper dogs

Stress ‘sweet spot’ differs for mellow vs. hyper dogs

  People aren’t the only ones who perform better on tests or athletic events when they are just a little bit nervous—dogs do too. But in dogs as in people, the right amount of stress depends on disposition. A new study by researchers at Duke University finds that a little extra stress and stimulation makes […]

Japan must do more to justify whaling plans: IWC

Japan must do more to justify whaling plans: IWC

  The International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Friday demanded that Japan provide more information to prove that its revised Antarctic whaling programme was for scientific research, saying it could not reach a consensus based on documents submitted The International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Friday demanded that Japan provide more information to prove that its revised […]

Теплые и солнечные штаты Австралии накрыло снегопадом

Теплые и солнечные штаты Австралии накрыло снегопадом

Холодные воздушные массы, пришедшие с Антарктики, превратили как правило мягкую австралийскую зиму в снежную зимнюю сказку. На прошлой неделе регионы, расположенные от центрального Нового Южного Уэльса до Квинсленда, засыпало снегом, а до этакого в этих областях были отмечены рекордно низкие для июля температуры воздуха. Среднестатистическая температура зимой в центральной части Австралии составляет возле плюс 10 […]

Accident ecologic pe Dunare: O barja cu 900 de tone de ingrasamant s-a scufundat la intrarea fluviului in tara

Accident ecologic pe Dunare: O barja cu 900 de tone de ingrasamant s-a scufundat la intrarea fluviului in tara

O barja incarcata cu aproximativ 900 de tone de substanta de tip ingrasamant NPK, utilizat in agricultura, s-a scufundat miercuri, la intrarea Dunarii in tara. UPDATE 19.28: Vicepremierul GABRIEL OPREA a ordonat Centrului Operational de Comanda al Guvernului si Platformei de Coordonare Operationala sa verifice prin structurile proprii si ministerele de linie gradul de risc […]

Going green: Microalgae as a feedstuff for grower steers

Going green: Microalgae as a feedstuff for grower steers

  Dried microalgae byproduct can be mixed with other livestock feedstuffs to create a viable ruminant feed. Credit: Solazyme Algae are organisms so environmentally adaptable that they flourish in wastelands, sewage and saline bodies of water. They can grow in high densities, in the dark and in the presence of high concentrations of nitrogen and […]

Japan zoo takes on cockroach PR role

Japan zoo takes on cockroach PR role

With a whopping—and disgusting—4,000 species around the planet, the hardy cockroach can survive almost anywhere A Japanese zoo is trying to do the impossible—improve the image of cockroaches, putting on an exhibition of one of the world’s most hated insects. With a whopping—and disgusting—4,000 species around the planet, the hardy creature can survive almost anywhere, […]

UE suplimenteaza contributia pentru securizarea zonei Cernobil

UE suplimenteaza contributia pentru securizarea zonei Cernobil

Comisia Europeana (CE) a decis sa suplimenteze cu 70 de milioane de euro contributia in vederea restabilirii complete a conditiilor de mediu in zona accidentului nuclear de la Cernobil, a anuntat presedintele CE Jean-Claude Juncker in cadrul summitului de la Kiev, potrivit Mediafax. „Uniunea Europeana ofera deja Ucrainei un sprijin financiar fara precedent, iar decizia […]

Древесная кора может стать отличным фильтром для очистки загрязненной воды

Древесная кора может стать отличным фильтром для очистки загрязненной воды

Зачастую самые простые решения являются более приемлемым вариантом для применения в развивающихся странах, в которых жители ограничены в доступе к высоким технологиям. Как правило, эти же страны испытывают хроническую нехватку безопасной питьевой воды, и специально для них исследователи Массачусетского технологического института разработали гениальное по своей простоте и натуральности решение по очистке загрязненной воды. Ученые обнаружили, […]

Researcher finds potential cause of hollow heart disorder in watermelons

Researcher finds potential cause of hollow heart disorder in watermelons

An examble of hollow heart disorder in watermelons. Hollow heart disorder in watermelons affects growers throughout the United States and threatens the marketability of the fruit, which can lead to monetary losses. Trying to find a cause and possible solution for the disorder, the University of Delaware’s Gordon Johnson performed a 2014 progressive pollinizer spacing […]

Better switchgrass, better biofuel

Better switchgrass, better biofuel

  Harvesting switchgrass samples by hand for laboratory analysis. Samples are cut by hand to avoid contamination with soil or other debris. Credit: M. Casler Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated. Switchgrass is an excellent […]

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