Wild cats: Manul

Would you ever take a trip back in time and see what were the animals millions of years ago? If the cats do not need to, as there Manul — about 12 million years ago, it was one of the first versions of those cats, from which came the modern cats. According to research by scientists Man'ula have not changed since then. There was another kind — the cat Martelli, but it is completely gone. Manul — a unique animal that opens a window into the past of modern cats

Manul — the

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Why does a dog — mans best friend, and the wolf — no

The dog and the wolf are genetically very similar, but the dog was "another person", and the wolf — no. The researchers believe that University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA), the whole thing in a different sensory experience, which is experiencing a small wolves and domestic dogs, puppies to the point where it was time to socialize.

Small cubs too early start and finish interested in the world to treat him with the same nonchalance as pets puppies. (Photo by Joe McDonald.)

As the researchers wrote in the journal Ethology, and wolves, and domestic puppies learn about different experiences at

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BBC — Supernatural abilities of animals

This film tells the psychic and "Paranormal"Abilities of some species of animals:— Sharks — perfectly capture the weak electric field radiated by the human body in water;— Elephants are able to communicate with each other at a distance of 50 km;— frogs know the art to survive the cryogenic temperatures;— lizards are able to run on the surface of the water;— Dolphins are able to "see" by ultrasound …These and many other surprising and sometimes inexplicable features of animals you'll see in our film.Using the most recent advances in the science and technology of filming, extensive use of computer special

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In Mexico, the dog tore three

In the Mexican capital intensified stray dogs. During the last days of vicious animal attacks in Mexico City killed three adults and a small child. Police raided by brutal "friends of man," according to Interfax.

The first warning bell rang for the residents in Mexico City on December 29 last year, when the guards found in one area of the city ravaged by dogs bodies of a woman and her young child. January 5 in another part of the Mexican capital the bodies of young men and women with signs of multiple dog

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Scientists have finally realized why zebras stripes

No one would have guessed. The answer was found as a result of amazing experiments

Continued selection of candidates in the famous Ig Nobel Prize winners (Ig Nobel Prize), which is awarded for the most dubious, and even wacky achievements in various fields of science and solemnly handed at Harvard University about a week before the Nobel Prize.

"Ig Nobel Prize Committee," consisting of employees humor magazine "Annals of Improbable Research" (Annals of improbable research), which established a comic award back in 1991, finds the nominees, learning important scientific publications.

And found a serious bid for victory:

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In Minsk there were sparrows Albino

In an urban environment, such birds are rare.

Anomalous Sparrow said in Trinity suburb ornithologist Ruslan Shaikin, who was on tour with the students of the secondary school № 29.

The bird has an unusual for the light color of its kind, but it saves a brown-gray color of normal sparrows — scientists call it partial albinism.

— Usually birds such color are found outside of the city. This allows them to camouflage in nature and avoid predators. Albino we are more and more common in the city. The last time we saw an albino sparrow 3 years ago.

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Central Russia is coming to a thirty-heat

In the central regions of Russia by the end of the week established summer weather — in some parts of the thermometer rise to plus 30 degrees. Monday night because of the cold atmospheric front temperature will be 2-4 degrees below normal in the northern regions and 1-2 degrees — in the central. Noticeably warmer in the center of the country will start from Tuesday. Meteorologists say here that these parameters are well within the limits of variability characteristic of May.

In Tuesday night in the north of the district seats will still be possible on the basis of weak

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Meteoupravlenie Japan announced a tsunami threat

As reported news.mail.ru, in the north-east of the island of Honshu today, there was a strong earthquake measuring almost 7 points.

The National Meteorological Administration announced a tsunami threat, the data on the destruction specified.

The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Iwate Prefecture, his focus lies at a depth of about 20 kilometers beneath the ocean floor.

The most powerful tremors have been recorded in the prefectures of Iwate and Aomori.

This zone included the earthquake in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and the central part of the Kanto region on Honshu, including

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Mass death of birds is fixed in recent ornithologists in the Moscow region

According to the "MK" vice-president of the Russian Bird Conservation Union, Vladimir Romanov, the number of some species of birds decreased by 10 times, while others have virtually disappeared from the region. Scientists, for example, there were hundreds of dead black-headed gulls, and both adults and chicks. The mass death of wild birds, according to Dr. Dolittle, caused a reduction in water and lack of food, which caused the weakening of immunity. Only marsh harriers remain until their numbers, which is not surprising, since these birds can behave as predators and as scavengers.

As for the disappearance of birds

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Scientists have found the carcass of a whale next to one of the Commander Islands

Bowhead whale carcass of a Red team found near the island of Bering, told RIA Novosti party year-round on the Commander Islands, Russian Academy of Sciences expedition to study the animals of the Red Book of Russia Yevgeny Mamaev.

Bowhead whale lives in the cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere, the most "southern" herd of whales found in the Sea of Okhotsk. In 1935, when the population of bowhead whales was virtually destroyed, the International Whaling Commission imposed a ban on its prey. Since 1973, this kit is included in the conservation of CITES.

"Keith was found on the west

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