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Japan must stop killing of whales in the name of science

Japan must stop killing of whales in the name of science

Japan plans to hunt 333 minke whales annually for 12 years as part of a so-called scientific research programme. Credit: Morton Lindhard / WWF The illegitimate killing of whales in the name of science must be rejected, WWF says. The world’s most renowned whale experts, who are gathering this week for the International Whaling Commission […]

I’Velo deschide un nou centru I’Velo in Bucuresti

I’Velo deschide un nou centru I’Velo in Bucuresti

Noul centru I’Velo va fi pozitionat in fata intrarii Parcului Titanii, in proximitatea Parcurilor IOR si Titan, pe Bulevardul Nicolae Grigorescu si va pune la dispozitie bucurestenilor 50 de biciclete galbene. Programul de functionare va fi acelasi ca al celorlalte centre deja existente din Bucuresti. Celelalte trei centre de inchiriere I’Velo din Bucuresti sunt amplasate […]

DNA sequencing of noninvasively collected hair expands the field of conservation genetics

DNA sequencing of noninvasively collected hair expands the field of conservation genetics

An American pika (Ochotona princeps) calling. Credit: Philippe Henry, CC BY 4.0 Information embedded within DNA has long contributed to biodiversity conservation, helping to reconstruct the past history of species, assess their current status, and guide strategies for their protection. A new study shows that the entire genome of hard to study species may now […]

Ушибы и растяжения. Симптомы, лечение

Ушибы и растяжения. Симптомы, лечение

Зимний период считается самым травмоопасным — на дорогах очень скользко, можно упасть и получить какое-либо повреждение. Сегодня мы поговорим о таких видах повреждений, как ушиб и растяжение. Это именно те два вида, которые можно спокойно вылечить дома, остальные виды, такие как перелом, вывих требую срочного обращения к врачу. Растяжение — это повреждение связок, чаще всего […]

From worker to queen at the drop of a gene

From worker to queen at the drop of a gene

  Bumblebee. Credit: University of Leicester Biologists from the University of Leicester have discovered that one of nature’s most important pollinators — the buff-tailed bumblebee – either ascends to the status of queen or remains a lowly worker bee based on which genes are ‘turned on’ during its lifespan. The paper, entitled ‘Reproductive workers show […]

Protecting South America’s iconic golden dorado fish

Protecting South America’s iconic golden dorado fish

Danylchuk’s new study will measure impacts of catch and release through factors such as fight time, air exposure and fishing method, and correlation of these with physiological biomarkers such as blood lactate, blood glucose and blood pH. Credit: University of Massachusetts Amherst A new study launched this month by University of Massachusetts Amherst fisheries biologist […]

Ecologie la Botosani, cel mai verde oras al Romaniei: copacii sunt lasati sa creasca prin acoperisurile cladirilor

Ecologie  la Botosani, cel mai verde oras al Romaniei: copacii sunt lasati sa creasca prin acoperisurile cladirilor

Un nou stil arhitectural urban a luat nastere la Botosani, din dragoste pentru natura. O patroana de magazin si un proprietar de cabinet medical au lasat copacii sa treaca prin acoperisul cladirilor, oferind o priveliste inedita. Oamenii spun ca iubesc natura si nu s-au indurat sa taie arborii care ar fi trebuit sa faca loc […]

Evidence from ivory DNA identifies two main elephant poaching hotspots

Evidence from ivory DNA identifies two main elephant poaching hotspots

A group of elephants socializing. Credit: Michael Nichols University of Washington biologist Samuel Wasser is a pioneer in using DNA evidence to trace the origin of illegal ivory and help police an international trade that is decimating African elephant populations. The broadest application yet uses DNA from tons of ivory samples associated with large-scale trafficking. […]

В Лос-Анджелесе водоемы будут наполнены пластиковыми шарами – в целях борьбы с засухой

В Лос-Анджелесе водоемы будут наполнены пластиковыми шарами – в целях борьбы с засухой

Похоже, в Лос-Анджелесе решили превратить местные водоемы в большие версии известных с детства бассейнов с шариками, заполнив их 80 – 90 миллионами пластиковых шаров? Однако, не эту цель преследуют власти, и, как выяснилось, в этом случае пластик не только не загрязняет, но даже сохраняет окружающую среду. 4-дюймовые шары, приготовленные из нетоксичного полиэтилена, стоимостью 0,33 – […]

New technology to help prevent rhino poaching

New technology to help prevent rhino poaching

A new group of technologies packaged together and called Rapid (Real-Time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device) by its makers is on track to reduce poaching of rhinos, primarily in South Africa. The system was invented by British scientist Paul O’Donoghue—he and fellow scientist Christian Rutz, both of the University of St. Andrews have published an article in […]

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