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Bears Den will be held on Saturday at the festival Golden Turtle

Bear's Den will be held on Saturday at the Central House of Artists in Moscow in the festival "Golden Turtle", the beginning of the holiday at noon, according to the organizer of the event — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

"This day is dedicated to the organizers do not accidentally bears. Representative of the family, especially the polar bears, the help and care of the people, as their number is reduced due to environmental degradation and climate change. Visitors expect lectures by experts in biology, film, performance of students Shchukin School and contests for children, "- said in

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On Friday, humanity will watch the Blue Moon

Unusual astronomical effect can be seen only once in 2.5 years.

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On Friday, the entire planet will be able to observe the rare phenomenon — the Blue Moon. This is an optical effect due to unusual refraction of light rays reflected from the lunar surface.

In astronomy, the term "blue moon" is used to determine the second full moon in a calendar month, which happens about once every 2.5 years. Originally, it was formed by the English idiom «Once in a Blue Moon» (born Once in blue moon). It denotes a phenomenon that happens very rarely,

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Meteorologists promise invigorating Day of Knowledge and the sudden Indian summer

Weather in central Russia on Knowledge Day on September 1 will be cold, but not wet, in the first days of the month may be freezing, but later in many regions of the country will have a warm "Indian Summer", told reporters on Thursday the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Director Roman Vilfand.

He recalled that the New Year celebrated in Russia on January 1 relatively recently — only from the time of Peter I, and hundreds of years before the date of the beginning of the calendar year was considered on September 1. Therefore, interest in the weather that day was

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Low crop yields are expected in the Northern Hemisphere

Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia in 2012, predicts a low yield of agricultural crops in the Northern Hemisphere because of the dry summer.

"Harvest crops in the Northern Hemisphere this year will be one of the most minimal for several years", — said the director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand at a press conference in Moscow.

According to him, the summer in Russia as a whole was very warm, a number of months (May, June, July) was extremely warm in June 2012 was the warmest in the country. A similar situation, according Vilfand, there was not only in Russia,

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Typhoon Tembin returned to Taiwan

August 26, 2012 typhoon "Tembin" returned to Taiwan after the people were able to restore order in the south. Rioting was caused by the strong over the last 100 years of torrential rains. Typhoon again headed toward the region Pintung after Friday's rain.

According to the Central Weather Bureau, "Tembin" weakened to a tropical storm, but by Sunday intensified to hurricane again and kept its direction to the south-east. Spite of the fact that the typhoon was located a few hundred kilometers from the island, people urged to take all precautions. It is believed that the unusual and

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In the east of Indonesia found toothless rodents feed on worms

In the east of Indonesia international biological expedition opened a new species of rodents that have no teeth, and a diet composed only of earthworms.

Representatives of the new species were found in the forests of the southern part of the island of Sulawesi, reports gazetaJakarta Globe. The animals received the Latin name Paucidentomys vermidax (which can be translated as "toothed cherveed"). This is the only one of the more than 2.2 thousand species of rodents that live on the planet that does not have molars — the newly discovered species has only the upper incisors.

"Lost all his teeth,

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Russias largest population of Pallas lives in Tuva

The number of wild cat Pallas, which is a rare species and is listed as endangered, in the Russian territory is highest in Tuva, in part because of the lack of serious threats to the animal in the region, told RIA Novosti coordinator Siberian Environmental Center (Novosibirsk) Anna Barashkova.

Manul — a rare predator of the steppes of Eurasia and polustepey, included in international and Russian Red Book. This wild cat has the status of Near Threatened. According to scientists, the number of animals is reduced. In addition, it is threatened by poachers, there is a threat of disappearance of

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At Omsk woke strange powder

Last week, in some areas of the city of Omsk night fell from the sky white powder. He was everywhere: in trees, on the pavement, in cars, on the ground, on roofs and window sills. After waking up and seeing the unusual precipitation resembling washing powder, but without the smell, residents nervous and began to call the MOE, the media and the Federal Service, wanting to know what it is, and if it is not dangerous to health.

Services, environmental monitoring and emergency situations, visit the area and took samples of soil, water, air and powder for analysis. Suggested

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Bad sex turns male flies from Kazan to the Cavaliers

Male flies, fruit flies use a simple but effective strategy to find specimens of the weaker sex for mating — first they try to take care of all the females, but after failing to continue the kind of "Casanova" start to avoid the "ladies", fertilized by other males, say researchers in a paper published in the journal Nature.

Females of all kinds of flies, fruit flies mate only once in his entire life and keep the sperm of the male in the special internal organs to death. In other words, attempts to care for males fertilized females are doomed to

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In the Altai Mountains began to recover population Pallas

Population of wild Pallas' cat, who suffered from poachers in the middle of the last century, gradually recovering in the Altai Mountains, the region is currently home to at least 400 animals, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday coordinator Siberian Environmental Center (Novosibirsk) Anna Barashkova.

Manul — a rare predator of the steppes of Eurasia and polustepey, included in international and Russian Red Book. This wild cat has the status of Near Threatened. According to scientists, the number of animals is reduced. In addition, it is threatened by poachers, there is a threat of disappearance of suitable habitat. In Russia,

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