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Galapagos volcano calms, pink iguanas out of danger

Galapagos volcano calms, pink iguanas out of danger

The eruption of the volcano Wolf on Isabela Island, Galapagos on May 25, 2015 A volcano in the Galapagos Islands whose fiery eruption raised fears for the world’s only population of pink iguanas has calmed, sparing the unique critters from danger, officials said Tuesday. Wolf volcano is still showing signs of activity but has died […]

Se redeschid centrele de inchiriat biciclete din Bucuresti

Se redeschid centrele de inchiriat biciclete din Bucuresti

  In acest week-end se redeschid centrele de inchiriat biciclete din Bucuresti. Sambata, 21 martie, ora 11:00 va avea loc o prima plimbare pe traseul: Bdul Nicoale Prezan – Arcul de Triumf – Bdul Kisellef – Arhitect Ion Mincu. Bicicletele galbene vor putea fi inchiriate gratuit in intervalul 10 :00 – 12 :00, in limita […]

Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep

Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep

A Toba/Qom child sleeps. Credit: U of Washington Blame smartphone alerts, constant connectivity and a deluge of media for our society’s sleep deprivation. But the root cause of why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did could come down to a much simpler reason: artificial light. New research comparing traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions […]

Soybean meal positively affects pigs with PRRSV

Soybean meal positively affects pigs with PRRSV

A domestic pig on an organic farm in Solothurn, Switzerland. Image: Wikimedia Commons Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is the most widespread disease in the swine industry. In sows, PRRSV causes reproductive problems during gestation, including abnormal litters or abortions. Growing pigs with the disease will have respiratory problems and poor growth. In […]

E-bike-sharing, la Deva

E-bike-sharing, la Deva

Deva va avea in premiera nationala un sistem de inchiriat biciclete electrice. Ideea a aparut la sfarsitul lunii trecute, in urma vizitei Principelui Nicolae la producatorul de biciclete de la Santuhalm. Aici, Alteta Sa si primarul Devei au asistat la prezentarea mai multor modele de biciclete electrice, inclusiv biciclete duble. Principele Nicolae se numara printre […]

At 83, Belgian strives to realise DR Congo wildlife dream

At 83, Belgian strives to realise DR Congo wildlife dream

  Willem Boulanger pictured during an interview at his house in Kolwezi, in southeast Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province, on May 30, 2015 «I was already saying I’d go live in the Congo when I was nine or 10,» says Willem Boulanger, who after satisfying that dream is embarking at age 83 on another—founding […]

Лечение плоскостопия

Лечение плоскостопия

Каждый второй человек на Земле страдает от плоскостопия и хочет как можно быстрее ее вылечить. Как же лечится данное заболевание? В основном лечение плоскостопия направлено на укрепление мышц , поддерживающих свод стопы. 1. Занятие спортом. Оно в любом случае полезно для организма. Отказаться от занятий спортом следует, если заболевание находится в тяжелой стадии (боль, отеки). […]

Yeast cells optimize their genomes in response to the environment

Yeast cells optimize their genomes in response to the environment

  Yeast colonies on an agar plate. Image: Rainis Venta [CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons] Researchers at the Babraham Institute and Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, University of Cambridge have shown that yeast can modify their genomes to take advantage of an excess of calories in the environment and attain optimal growth. The ability to […]

Scoatem masinile din centrul orasului?

Scoatem masinile din centrul orasului?

Vineri dimineata, iesirea de la metrou din centrul Bucurestiului, langa Universitate. E putin mai cald in dimineata aceasta si e senin. Trag aer in piept in timp ce sunt pe scarile rulante. Apoi imi amintesc ca acum cativa ani asta fusese declarata cea mai poluata zona. Tot atunci fusesera instalate panouri negre si infioratoare care […]

US crushes ton of ivory in New York’s Times Square

US crushes ton of ivory in New York’s Times Square

People look at a pile of artworks made out of ivory during a ceremony in Times Square in New York on June 19, 2015 A ton of illegal ivory carved into decorative objects was destroyed in New York’s Times Square on Friday as US officials denounced poaching that kills thousands of elephants a year. Under […]

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