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Herd boar in the Rostov region decreased by 3 times

The population of wild boar in the Rostov region for two years reduced because of African swine fever for more than 3 times and is already less than one thousand heads, according to the materials of the Department of protection and use of wildlife and aquatic resources of the region.

African swine fever virus is thoroughly covered the Rostov region in 2009. In 2010, the region was more than 30 outbreaks of ASF. This year, the virus has weakened somewhat active.

"Pig is a carrier of the virus plague, so we're shooting it, especially in areas bordering the region, where

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Bats are affected by the lunar phobia, researchers found

Active bats falls in bright moonlight, the article says Mexican scientists, published in the journal Mammalian Biology.

A team of scientists led by Romeo Vasquez-Saldana (Romeo A. Saldana-Vazquez) independent from the Mexican Institute of Ecology INECOL the study analyzed data from 26 species of bats that live in different parts of the world, and compared them with the phases of the moon.

"We tried to find out how these mammals afraid of moonlight. Our results show, the higher the intensity of moonlight, the lower the activity of mice" — the article says.

The scientists concluded that the most afraid of

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The shelter Kozhukhovo mass killing dogs

The dogs in the shelter, "Kozhukhovo" in urgent need of help!

In Moscow the animal shelter "Kozhukhovo" mass killing dogs from starvation and cold.

According to volunteer Elena Mikheeva, volunteers are not allowed to visit the animals, despite the fact that they are ready to give them all the help at his own expense. Says Mikheev, guide dog shelter in Kozhukhovo denied access to his volunteers and animals condemned to a slow death.

Elena Mikheyev said that the municipal dog shelter in during February Kozhukhovo management changed, but it did not improve the situation. "Hospice is not fulfilling its duty

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An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 occurred near Sofia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Tuesday near the Bulgarian capital, reports the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 24 km west of Sofia. Hearth quake at a depth of 9.5 kilometers.

Bulgarian information portal Novinite.com reports that the tremors, which began at 03.00 local time (04.00 MSK), were felt throughout the country. According to the portal, in the city of Pernik in western countries, some buildings collapsed wall.

No casualties and no injuries were reported.

According to the USGS, a half hour later, at about the same place, near Sofia, there

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3000 years ago the Earths magnetic field is changing faster

Ancient slag suggest that the magnetic field of the Earth is more variable than scientists ever imagined. The geomagnetic field is the result of the movement of the molten iron in the core. The strength of the field and its structure is constantly changing, but slowly. Paleomagnetisty believe that secular variations do not exceed 16%. But the new data obtained in a copper smelter, located near drevnegipetskimi mines in southern Israel, suggest that the strength of the magnetic field could grow by 40-100%, and then return to the "normal" state in less than twenty years.

If the metal is frozen

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Excess wind energy to be stored in liquid form

As reported by the London organization of mechanical engineers, now do not have to use a special battery and hydrogen to store excess wind energy, obtained by wind farms. This function will perform liquid air.

The principle of operation of the new opening will be next. Electricity produced at night, for example, wind farms in Tehachapi California, will translate the cool air in a special cryogenic low-temperature state in adapted for the vacuum vessel. Once the windmill will need more energy to continue, liquid cold air will be heated and fed into the turbine. For turning air into the

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The hole swallowed a house and pond in Central China

Relatives of the missing have organized excavations in the hope of finding it. Photo from epochtimes.com

China. Early in the morning of 14 July villagers Bayshen central Hubei province found that disappeared from the face of the earth house and pond with all the water and fish, and in their place a huge gaping hole. The house was one person, who is now considered to be missing. As reported by the publication "Wuhan Morning", now the fish pond, which covered an area of 2.1 hectares, remained bare place, there is not even a single fish. At the place

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In Ukraine comes currency turmoil

In early November of this year, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted at first reading the draft law "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine regarding the increase in credit instruments to influence the market." The developed document specialists, the National Bank of Ukraine shall be fully entitled to six months to determine a completely different time calculation operations on imports and exports, in contrast to the established in the Law "On the order of payment in the currency of" one hundred and eighty days. In addition, for a period of six months is established a claim for the mandatory sale

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Land threatened deadly cosmic rays

American astrophysicists have concluded that the Earth is threatened by a new threat from outer space — a special type of gamma radiation, which can destroy all life on our planet. Scientists suggest that these "death rays" have killed the dinosaurs. This is reported by the U.S. media.

Threatening Earth, gamma rays produced by collisions of stars and supernova explosions. As a result there are so-called short gamma-ray bursts. How do I find the staff Uoshbernskogo university in the state of Kansas, this type of radiation was more dangerous than the long gamma-ray bursts.

These pulses last less than a

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Man-eating tiger keeps central India at bay

NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 — RIA Novosti, Evgeny Pakhomov. Tiger, who killed, according to official figures, at least one person, and dozens of pets, the disruption of normal life in the villages of central India, said on Sunday IANS news agency citing local authorities.

Came out of the jungle about a month ago, a huge predatory cat killed a woman, more than 30 pets and virtually paralyzed life in dozens of villages in the west of the district in the central state Radzhnandgaon Chhatttisgarh.

Moreover, according to some media reports, casualties may be higher. Tiger attacks continue.

"Fear swept

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