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Baboons don’t play follow the leader – they’re democratic travellers

Baboons don’t play follow the leader – they’re democratic travellers

Enlarge Well if you’d just ASK someone Bernard. Credit: Courtesy of Rob Nelson Baboons in the wild are known for their highly strategic and hierarchical societies. So when it comes to decisions about where to go, one might expect that some bolshie individuals will direct the group through its habitat. However, a new study of […]

Detecting disease in beef cattle using ear tag units

Detecting disease in beef cattle using ear tag units

A calf with an in-ear accelerometer unit was used in Calgary’s research study. Credit: Barbara Wolfger, University of Calgary A smartphone switches its orientation from portrait to landscape depending on how it’s tilted. A car’s airbags inflate when it senses collision forces. By detecting earth’s vibrations, a computer can measure the magnitude and aftershocks of […]

Parisul va interzice „circa trei milioane de masini” in centru, din cauza poluarii

Parisul va interzice „circa trei milioane de masini” in centru, din cauza poluarii

Autoritatile franceze continua sa caute masuri impotriva poluarii excesive prezente in capitala tarii. Una fezabila este interzicerea masinilor vechi. Parisul va interzice „circa trei milioane de masini” in centru, din cauza poluariiParisul va interzice „circa trei milioane de masini” in centru, din cauza poluarii Acum circa un an in urma, nivelul de poluare inregistrat in […]

A handy field guide to the nearshore marine fishes of Alaska

A handy field guide to the nearshore marine fishes of Alaska

The Pacific spiny lumpsucker, juvenile (37mm) is pictured. Credit: Mandy Lindeberg/NOAA Most people can recognize themselves in a childhood photo. But if fish took pictures, many would be unable to pick their younger selves out of a lineup. In many species, the juveniles bear little resemblance to the adults, and even scientists can have a […]

Спорт для будущей мамы

Спорт для будущей мамы

  Многие женщины следят за своей фигурой, регулярно отправляясь в тренажерный зал или бассейн. Даже во время беременности никто не хочет видеть лишние складочки на своей талии. Но в начале беременности нередко нападает сонливость, да и токсикоз отнимает кучу времени. Когда наступает второй триместр, уставший от токсикоза организм, требует компенсации и аппетит усиливается, чтобы наверстать […]

Giving fish their medicine at the right time can make all the difference

Giving fish their medicine at the right time can make all the difference

A fish out of time is as bad as a fish out of water. Credit: Shutterstock/The Conversation Over the course of evolution, humans and other animals have developed biological clocks. These act as internal timekeepers and are synchronised by environmental cues, mainly the daily alternation between day and night. These internal clocks control biological rhythms […]

Cercetatorii continua sa apere produsele modificate genetic

Cercetatorii continua sa apere produsele modificate genetic

  Cercetatorii au realizat un „firewall genetic” pentru noi forme de viata, creand o bacterie care poate supravietui doar in prezenta unei substante chimice create de om si depasind astfel un obstacol major in domeniul utilizarii extinse a organismelor modificate genetic (OMG). Reusita a doua echipe diferite de cercetatori, considerata o piatra de hotar in […]

Federal agencies lose track of endangered species protection measures, research finds

Federal agencies lose track of endangered species protection measures, research finds

Using a case study approach to investigate protection of endangered species, University at Buffalo Law School Associate Professor Jessica Owley found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of endangered species agreements. Her findings demonstrate key concerns with monitoring and enforcement of endangered species permits. According to Owley, the federal Endangered Species Act has […]

Snake fungal disease parallels white-nose syndrome in bats

Snake fungal disease parallels white-nose syndrome in bats

An emerging fungal disease threatens many snake species, including the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. Credit: Matthew Allender A deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report. Although Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola (the snake fungus) and Pseudogymnoascus destructans (the bat fungus) inhabit different ecological niches and thrive at […]

Новый материал на основе меди, эффективно превращающий парниковые газы в топливо

Новый материал на основе меди, эффективно превращающий парниковые газы в топливо

В последние годы идея улавливания парниковых газов, и в частности, углекислого газа, и преобразования их в метанол, занимала умы многих исследователей. Действительно, концепция производства биологического топлива, которая способствует уменьшению уровня содержания углекислого газа в атмосфере, является слишком обнадеживающей, однако, до настоящего времени не было разработано ни одной больше менее эффективной технологии. Впрочем, недавно группа исследователей […]

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