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Wheat with the smell of mint

In the UK, conducted the first experiments with genetically modified plants, able to withstand an attack of aphids. The new wheat is able to emit a special pheromone that will keep insects away from plants. It is reported by BBC News.

This is the first experience of creating genetically modified plants with pheromone, which will scare off pests. Work is carried out at the Center for Plant in Hertfordshire. Eight plots of land — each about the size of 36 m? — Were planted with genetically modified wheat. According to scientists, aphid is one of the main problems in growing

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Fell to an American 135-pound stingray

Chicago dropped to a resident flying stingray weighing about 135 pounds. The animal jumped out of the water, the woman, her husband and children vacationed in Florida and made a boat trip on a rented small boat, UPI reported with reference to the television WFOR-TV.

Vynyrnuvshy knocked out of the water chute 40-year Jenny Hosh down and it was right under it. According to the captain of the vessel, the woman tried to crawl out from under the fish, but it failed. Hosh came to the aid of her husband, who pulled off ramp from the woman and tried to

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One teenager was killed by lightning and three others wounded in the Krasnoyarsk Territory

Lightning in the Krasnoyarsk region was in a tree, near which there were several teenagers — one of them was killed and three wounded, told RIA Novosti Senior Assistant Souskiou the edge Shaman Olga.

According to the preliminary version, the four teenagers walking near the lake in the town of Zheleznogorsk, decided to swim, leaving the clothes under a tree. At this time the storm began, the children rushed for clothing. In the barrel hit the discharge, resulting in one 15-year-old boy died on the spot, others were wounded.

"Discharge entered the baby through the back of

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Nearly 220 people died in 2012 in the United States from West Nile

The number of Americans who died in 2012 from West Nile, was 219 people, said on Wednesday, Reuters, referring to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Previously reported 147 deaths from this disease.

Total U.S. government reported 4.725 cases of thousands of people in the country of West Nile fever. Previously received data about 3.545 thousand patients.

West Nile fever — a viral disease, which is a vector of mosquitoes. Characterized by inflammation of the meninges, the system mucous and enlarged lymph nodes. The virus is primarily exposed to birds, humans and many mammals. Most of the symptoms

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Fog in China has become a major hindrance to the transport

In China, several provinces was shrouded in dense fog. In the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region traffic police hourly logs dozens of car accidents. On some routes visibility dropped to almost zero, and therefore they had to be shut off. Thousands of drivers are in the many kilometers of traffic jams.

It is worth noting that, in the port city of Chongqing because of the fog can not go a few dozen ships. Ships have to drift down the river Yangtze, TV channel "Russia 24".

Spotted seals sailed to Vladivostok with the advent of ice

Spotted seals have begun to enter the waters of Vladivostok in the emergence of ice in the local bays and in the pursuit of shoals of fish, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, a senior state inspector of the Far Eastern Marine Reserve Ph.D. Igor Katin.

Spotted seal or seal-Largo — species of seal, which is in close relationship with the harbor seal and has a similar appearance. Lives in the northern Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Japan and the Far East coast of Russia. Larga have light color fur and reach a length of up to 1.7 meters.

"The seals

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Rosprirodnadzor BPPM will issue emission permits until January 2014

Rosprirodnadzor intends to extend for a year permit for air emissions of the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, which expires on December 31, 2012, said Wednesday the deputy head of the agency Amirkhan Amirkhanov.

"In November and December to issue a permit for air emissions, which expires on December 31. BPPM We will issue a permit for no more than a year, due to the fact that the plant is in the process of bankruptcy in November should be judicial decisions. Our position — is closing this plant, but suddenly close and forget it does not work, there has accumulated

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In the U.S., still going strong in 80 years flood

Zabaikalsky national park gives gifts in exchange for trash

The original action "pure ice of Lake Baikal. Rubbish in exchange for a gift!" kicked off on Wednesday in the Trans-Baikal National Park, told RIA Novosti the national park.

National park is popular with fans of winter ice fishing. In the border protected area includes Chivyrkuisky Bay, two parts of which — "Area" and "Garden" — is a favorite destination not only residents Barguzin district but cisco fishing enthusiasts from all over Buryatia and Irkutsk region. Among fishermen can be seen not only Russians, but people in Europe and Asia Pacific.

"Tourists take with them on the ice products, equipment,

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The population of fish in the Volga halved in 5 years

ASTRAKHAN, July 12 — RIA Novosti. A study conducted at the end of the spring spawning season in the lower reaches of the Volga, has shown that the fish population has decreased over the past five years, more than two times, experts attribute this to the activities of poachers and work near the river dams and hydroelectric power plants.

"Fish has become smaller, and it has become particularly evident in recent years. Laboratory staff CaspNIRKh learn largest nation generation. Upon measurement of past years, the concentration of semi-and freshwater fish was 804,000 copies per hectare pond. This

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