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U.S. researchers ranked the new discoveries of species found in the last year

Scientists from the International Institute of Research, relating to the University of Arizona (USA), published a ranking Top 10 new species that scientists discovered in 2011. The ten most important discoveries of the last year were unusual sneeze Burmese monkey parasitic wasp and orchid that blooms only at night. About unusual ranking tells BBC Russian Service to the website of the University of Arizona.

The top ten most important scientific discoveries of new species discovered by scientists in the past year, which claimed about 2 thousands of plants and animals.

Plants and animals that have come to the Rating Top

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Incredible, in the form of tornadoes in Kansas

The unusual shape tornado-like long hose, but still curvy, filmed witnesses in Kansas, USA.

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More than 8,000 Cubans were evacuated because of flooding in the center of the country

More than 8,000 people were evacuated due to floods in central Cuba, caused by intense rains, said local authorities.

Most of the showers, which lasted several days, hit province of Sancti Spiritus — so, only in the municipality of Trinidad fell to 800 millimeters of rain, which is a semi-norm for the area.

Several other municipalities have been cut off from the rest of the country. Was disrupted by road message Karretera Central, connecting the center of the eastern regions. A number of local roads were washed out, damaged several bridges.

Storage capacity exceeded all previously recorded amounts of water

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In Chelyabinsk, the invasion of American cockroaches

With the onset of warm weather, residents of Chelyabinsk increasingly began to notice large cockroaches occurring near residential buildings, manholes and city garbage dumps.

According to eyewitnesses, huge insects resemble common in our region form red cockroaches, but the length of more than two to three centimeters.

Thus, unusual for our climate cockroach species seen in the yards outside the Soviet, the Commune, and Pushkin, and the Walk of Fame next to the administration of the Chelyabinsk region.

According to a correspondent of "Ural Press Inform" senior fellow biological department Ilmen Reserve Alexander Lagunov, descriptions of eyewitnesses indicate that

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Australian bank bought Russian gas supplier to the Germans

On May 16, the agreement on the purchase of the campaign «E.On», its affiliated manufacturing «Open Grid Europe», a temporary community of investors, led by the Fund, the Bank of Australia «Macquarie». Consortium of shareholders, this transaction would cost more than 3 billion euros, according to an official report of the German campaign «E.On». The campaign "Open System in Europe» (OGE), manages the largest natural gas distribution system in Germany, for this system to supply gas to Germany from Russia and Norway. At the request of the Euro-government campaign "OGE", which was part of the «E.On Ruhrgas», spun off into

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An earthquake with magnitude 4.8 occurred near the Japanese capital

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the south of Tokyo neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture, reported mmo Japan.

Hearth lies at a depth of 50 meters. Tremors were felt in 14 prefectures. In Tokyo, the first impulse was unusual — strictly vertical, followed by several weaker, horizontal.

No tsunami threat. Information about No damages.

In March last year, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 caused a large tsunami that killed 19,000 people in the northeast of the country.

Scientists believe that the probability of an earthquake with an epicenter near Tokyo in the next four years is 70%.

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Record warm spring the U.S. and Europe no one noticed

Extremes of temperatures in the continental United States indicate that in 2012 made up only warm. (These NOAA.)

May 15. In March, most of the continental United States established an unusually high temperature. Were beaten numerous regional records, and in the end it was the warmest March in the country's recent history. April picked up the baton. Virtually all of the rest of the world looked at America with complete amazement.

The current global warming began in the 1970s. NASA GISTEMP service compares the current temperature of the planet to the average of 1951-1980 years. So, the average figures

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Mosquito clouds in Belarus

May 15. Mosquito clouds attacked the village on the eve of the territory Nikoltsy Myadzel Minsk region. Seen through the anomaly photographed local. However, according to him, the fact that they are in the frame — this is the remains of a powerful insect.

Fortunately, mosquito swarm was not biting. Local people working in their fields, and paid no attention to the flying swarm. But a passing car slowed down, the drivers and passengers watched in amazement at the strange gray clouds. Hum of mosquitoes was so strong that the sound of the engine drowned out the machines, said

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Peruvian authorities are advised not to approach the beaches, killing pelicans

The Peruvian government has issued a warning on Saturday for residents and tourists to the urgent request not to visit the beaches, which recorded the mass death of birds and animals, according to Peruvian media.

Earlier Peruvian authorities announced the state of emergency in the northern coast of the country due to the massive loss of pelicans on the beach. According to recent reports, the reason for this could be the migration of sardines, which are their traditional food. 13 days have killed more than 1,500 birds. The migration of sardines pelicans were forced to eat unusual for them other

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Mass mortality of bats in the U.S.

Hardly had time to forget some cases of mass bird deaths in the U.S. in 2010-2011, U.S. scientists have increasingly been on an unusual and frightening event — the death of bats. The reason is called less mysterious, however, as will become clear from the nizhenapisannogo from this is not easy

More than 6 million bats have died and millions more are expected to become victims of the disease known as White-Nose Syndrome (White Nose Syndrome), or WNS. First identified in the north-eastern states, WNS has destroyed about 95% of the population of bats in Pennsylvania and is spreading rapidly

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