Mysterious stone spheres of Costa Rica

August 22, 2012 11:46

John Hoopes of the University of Kansas, a professor of anthropology and director of global research programs stone spheres. Photo courtesy of John Hoopes.

When the workers of United Fruit Company began clearing the jungle of Costa Rica to plant bananas in 1930, they found strange objects.

They met with numerous stone sphere lying in the middle of the jungle, some of them were quite large. The first information about the spheres were obtained in the 19th century. Since it was discovered a few new such areas.

The appointment of the spheres and their

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In South America, people are suffering from the cold, and in Europe — from the heat

Dozens of people have been victims in Bolivia strongest snowstorm. In several parts of the country declared a state of emergency. The traditionally warm countries came abnormal cold. And in Europe, even for the middle of summer is too hot. The thermometer rises higher.

For Bolivia snowy landscapes — an unusual sight. And they could very well become a tourist attraction, if the situation does not become extraordinary. From the cold has killed at least 35 people. The strongest in the last quarter-century snowstorms cut off from the outside world dozens of mountain villages in the south-west

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Rabies quarantine animals declared in three districts of Yakutia

Quarantine for rabies wildlife set in Tomponsky, Abyyskogo, Nizhnekolymskiy areas of Yakutia, the regional government said.

"Quarantine is introduced into areas in order to eliminate the source of infection, the threat of the spread of rabies in animals and prevent human disease based on the results of examinations of the Yakut republican animal testing laboratory on February 18, 2013," — said the regional government. How many cases of rabies were reported, not specified.

Veterinary Department of Yakutia must approve comprehensive plan for eliminating rabies epizootic outbreak. Department Hunting Republic to ensure prompt reporting of cases of sudden death of

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Quarantine animals for rabies shot in two districts Zelenograd

Quarantine, which was introduced by detection of rabies in animals, was filmed in parts of Silin and Savelki of Zelenograd (ZelAO) in Moscow, according to the website of the Moscow Committee of veterinary medicine.

In March, because of the repeated detection of rabies in wildlife areas and Silino Savelki installed quarantine for two months. Later quarantine was established in Kryukovo ZelAO and extended until July 23 due to the discovery of new cases of rabies in animals.

"In accordance with the order of the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin on May 28 in areas Silino and Savelki Zelenograd lifted quarantine

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Ukraine has created a unique craft project of the coastal zone

Ukraine has created a project Sea Magic SM150 — coastal ship, which is a high-speed ship single body. 

The project was developed in Nikolaev Ukrainian specialists state enterprise "Research and Design Center of Shipbuilding" under the auspices of the Ukrainian-British joint venture Fast Craft Naval Supplies (UK) Limited.

On the ship, have been widely used stealth-technology. Thus, the slope of the flat surface of the superstructure and turret, bulwarks contribute to the scattering of the reflected radar waves and reduce their intensity, that is, the secondary radar field of the ship. The layout of

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Storm warning announced on Sakhalin due to cyclone

Glaucus Emergencies Ministry in Sakhalin region on Tuesday announced a rapid alert due to the passage of the cyclone.

According to forecasters, on Wednesday in the southern and central regions are expected heavy rainfall — 30 mm or more. Forecasted wet snow and strong winds — 20-25 meters per second. Wednesday night in the Kuril and South Kuril areas expected heavy rain, strong winds of up to 30 meters per second.

"In the area of the cyclone will Smirnykh, Poronaisky, Makarov, Dolinsky, Tomari, Nevel, Holm, Aniva, Korsakov, Uglegorsk areas and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk," — said the agency.

Glaucus warns of possible violations

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In the Tula region build housing for young professionals

58 houses for the employees of "Dawn" is built in the district of Tula region.

 Photo source:tula.ru

Construction is carried out on the basis of public support allocated to activities on an integrated compact construction and improvement of rural settlements, to improve the living conditions of citizens living in rural areas, and to provide housing for young families and young professionals in rural areas.

Upon completion of construction here will be a gated development with a fully developed engineering infrastructure and the social sector, with affordable and comfortable housing for the villagers.

 Photo source:tula.ru

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Around 100 houses flooded in the Kostroma region

About 100 homes in the areas and Ostrovsky Soligalich Kostroma region were in the zone of flooding after three days of rain, said on Thursday GUMCHS the region.

According to authorities, in Soligalich on Sovetskaya Street 91 flooded house (home to a total of 196 people). In the nearby village of Krasnaya Polyana Ostrovsky area flooded four residential homes where 31 people live. Water flooded basements, evacuation is required.

"To the scene to assess the situation focused operational groups EMERCOM Russia's Kostroma Region and garrisons fire protection, administration and Ostrovsky Soligalich municipal areas," — said in a statement.

At

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Photographic. Such winters Romania have not yet seen

Many villages in Romania at the moment resemble ghost towns. Some areas of the country buried under the four-meter layer of snow that people are trying hard to clear. See for yourself at the pictures and you'll see what I mean. Road signs are in the feet, and the rest is under a huge snow.

Many derevushekv Rumyniina now resemble ghost towns. Some areas of the country buried under the four-meter layer of snow that people are trying hard to clear. See for yourself at the pictures and you'll see what I mean. Road signs

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Greenland glaciers melting causes water to rise from

Greenland rises as a result of the "loss" of its ice cap 100 billion tons of ice per abnormally warm 2010, reported online edition of the State Column of the study group of scientists from Ohio State University (USA).

According to researchers of the team leader Michael Bevisa (Michael Bevis), the only explanation for such a significant elevation of the island — the intensive melting of ice in 2010, due, in particular, global warming.

Other explanation we have. Raising Islands correlates with maps of abnormally high melting ice in 2010 … Those areas where the most number of days of

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