Mass extinctions in ancient times were similar physiology obsulovleny

What exactly kills organisms during mass extinction? Analysis of more than 50 thousand sunk marine organisms had a simple answer: the general physiology.

Matthew Klefem University of California at Santa Cruz and Jonathan Payne of Stanford University (both — USA) reviewed a number of factors that can affect the viability of the species (habitat, habitat, etc.), and took into account the overall physiology of the species. Some organisms (such as sponges) can have a major environmental impact on their chemistry (for example, if it's acidic environment, the cells will be the same.) Others (for example, many clams) have

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In Primorye, caught a shark attacked a teenager

In Cape Rotary fishing boat crew noticed two large predators, one of them managed to catch

On Saturday, approximately 20 pm, in the field of view were two sharks. Experts managed to catch only one two-meter toothy predator. Its length is a little more than two meters. This was reported by RIA "Date's" deputy head of the Fisheries Administration of Primorye Fyodor Novikov.

Recall, August 17, at 19.50 in the bay area Telyakovskii Khasan district of Primorye Territory 25-year-old man was the victim of a shark attack. As a result, he lost both his hands, also injured shark and

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In Tallinn, summer flowers bloom

Abnormally warm weather for December has resulted in Tallinn summer flowers bloom, writes Ilmajaam. We bring you the photo gallery.

The new record of Estonia: December 27 has never been so warmly

Never before December 27 in Estonia was not as warm as today. According to the Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, today, in the first half of the day was recorded in Tallinn temperature 8.8 degrees in Tartu air warmed up to 9.2 degrees, writes Ilmajaam.

Previous temperature record for December 27 — 5.8 degrees in Tallinn and 5.9 degrees in Tartu.

Temperature record for the whole of December

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Bad weather tests the residents of the Netherlands

Lake, found in Namibia, provide the country with drinking water for 400 years

German scientists have found in northern Namibia underground lake, which will be able to provide water to the region next 400 years, reports the BBC.

In recent decades, the Namibian government is trying to address the shortage of drinking water with the help of scientists from Germany and other European countries, the main hope for a solution to the problem was the potential for the detection of underground moisture.

Scientists at the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) found under the border into Namibia and Angola aquifers (aquifer — Ed.), Called the Ohangwena II (Ohangwena II). Most

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the Chinese province of Hebei

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the city of Tangshan, Hebei Province in China, according to Xinhua news agency.

Quake was recorded at 10:22 local time (04:22 MSK). The epicenter was at a depth of 8 kilometers.

Small variations in the Earth's surface have felt this morning residents of Beijing and Tianjin, being the epicenter of the earthquake in Tangshan in the distance of 200 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Tangshan city was severely damaged by the earthquake July 28, 1976. Then underground shock of magnitude 7.8 has completely destroyed the city. Under the debris killed about

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In Iceland, the eruption of the volcano Grimsvotn

 

REYKJAVIK, May 22. In Iceland, the eruption of the active volcano Grimsvotn. About it, writes BBC, reported to the Meteorological Service of the country.

The last time the Grimsvotn erupted in November 2004. Scientists predicted the next eruption, DOE stated that it does not lead to problems with the flight, as happened in April 2010, the eruption of another volcano Eyjafjallajokull.

As you know, the volcano Eyjafjallajokull, located near a glacier of the same name about 150 km from the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, began erupting March 20, 2010. April 14 was re-eruption. Due

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In the river, the fish died Tishanka

Last weekend the villagers Tishanka Talovsky district found that flows in these places Tishanka River, which flows into Bityug, lost fish — roach, pike, perch.

According to villagers, the dead fish so much that it completely covered the surface of the river.

In the district administration correspondents "E!" Told that the fish in the river suffocated due to lack of oxygen caused by the heat wave.

Another version — kill livestock to villagers themselves with elektroudochek. Industrial discharges in the village Tishanka not.

Tishanka— River in the Voronezh region of Russia, left tributary Bityug (Don basin). Tishanka River flows through

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In the next few days in Moscow noticeably colder

In the next few days in Moscow noticeably colder

Forecasters promise a cold snap in the Russian capital — can even frost to minus 12 degrees. However, in the medium wind will bring in the capital region warm.

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New rules for visiting the national park Curonian Spit introduced for travel agents

New rules of National Park "Curonian Spit" in the Kaliningrad region introduced in 2013 for travel companies who must now pay a fee to obtain recreational services in braids for every tourist, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, spokesman for the National Park Olga Barboff.

"In February of this year, the order went into effect Ministry of Russia, approved the position of the National Park" Curonian Spit. "According to the document, the Kaliningrad firms obliged us to conclude agreements on cooperation in the field of eco-tourism in the park. This is done to ensure that we to monitor the dynamics of

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