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Letters to NZ Lifestyle Block

I was very relieved with the recent March issue of NZ Lifestyle Block to read that there has been some research done on the effects of human induced stress on commercial chickens’ welfare and egg production.

Now that I am on to my second batch of rescued hens from a free range farm I have discovered a number of attitudes and behaviours that have made chicken ownership much easier.

1. Four is easier than two

I will always get three as a minimum number. They flock. Safety and comfort in numbers.

2. Chickens are cupboard lovers Approaching with food, titbits

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Bears are not born

Can a person pick up a bear cub, grow it, and release into the wild prepared for any challenges? The answer is yes. Talented Russian scientists have to a full life in the wild more than a hundred clumsy.

In mid-spring three-month babies transferred out of the house into the cage in the forest (the cubs in a cage feeds Sergei Pazhetnov). Author: Sergey Pazhetnov, Michael Samohin / IFAW

In the village Bubonitsy over the past 20 years have grown up and taken back to nature more than a hundred bears.

In 2010, a bear cub

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Darkness will help restore vision

It might seem a little silly statement, but ten day stay of the person in complete darkness can significantly improve his eyesight…

If the eye for a long time, poor vision, the brain decides not to pay more attention to him and reconfigures all of the neural circuits in the healthy eye. The reason the patient eye sees poorly, can be anything (and cataracts, and astigmatism, etc.), but even though it can be cured, the vision is still not restored: the brain has already made the decision and made the

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Dandruff

Dandruff — the defeat of the scalp, characterized by the formation of small scales on the non-inflamed skin. With an increased formation of sebum flakes have a yellowish tint, and can be glued to each other.

Causes

Most cases of dandruff associated with the activation of the fungus Pityrosporum ovale. This fungus is part of the normal flora of the human skin, and there is virtually all people. When the number of these fungi is normal, and exfoliation is seamless to our eyes. However, when intensive work sebaceous glands significantly increased the amount that leads to accelerated cell renewal

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In Orel showed up Chupacabra

November 30, 2012 23:08

Unknown animal snuck into the yard to orlovtsev Mirzo Mursalimova, tore metal cages with rabbits and drank the blood of animals.

Mirzo Mursalimov still in shock. Mysterious beast unknowingly snuck to his dacha in the gardening association "Michurinets" that Merry Sloboda, and bled twenty rabbits. In this case, no trace of a bloodthirsty beast, no tunnels, not undermining the yard. As if wielding an invisible beast.

Just kind of mysticism!

On October 28, Mirzo Mursalimov got up early and went to see first thing in rabbits. Lucy rabbit three days ago, gave birth to three

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Bears are not born

Can a person pick up a bear cub, grow it, and release into the wild prepared for any challenges? The answer is yes. Talented Russian scientists have to a full life in the wild more than a hundred clumsy.

In mid-spring three-month babies transferred out of the house into the cage in the forest (the cubs in a cage feeds Sergei Pazhetnov). Author: Sergey Pazhetnov, Michael Samohin / IFAW

In the village Bubonitsy over the past 20 years have grown up and taken back to nature more than a hundred bears.

In 2010, a bear

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In the laboratory, the university created the U.S. «particle zombies»

U.S. scientists have invented a cage that remains alive after death.

Paradoxically, the dead cells are different amazing survival — says Russia Today. For example, it can withstand a lot more pressure and a higher temperature than usual.

Value of the discovery is, first of all, is that now scientists can Remember valuable organic material in the long term, "donned" a living cell in a silicon "armor."

The opening of "zombie cage" belongs to scientists from the University of New Mexico. They believe that this technology can be particularly useful in nanotechnology and industrial production.

"Create like cells in

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Ex-RAD — pill against radiation!

Scientists from the U.S. company Onconova Therapeutics have found a new radiation protection. Instead of the traditional protective suits they offer to take a pill Ex-RAD, which, according to the creators, is struggling with the consequences of not, and by the mechanism of radiation.

The customary security measures with the threat of radioactive contamination (eg, protective clothing) allow only reduce the risk of an overdose of gamma-rays. But this does not protect the body from harmful changes at the cellular level.

The principal difference between medical innovation is

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Nicolas Cage is afraid of ghosts in their own home

16.09.2008

The new home of the famous Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage is so scared him that he does not dare to remain there for the night. The actor, famous for his roles in such films as "Face" and "City of Angels", last year bought myself LaLaurie legendary mansion in New Orleans. The house was completed in 1830's, and he is known for the fact that it was chosen by the family of ghosts, according to the portal contactmusic.com.

Despite the fact that the price for the mansion have requested is not small — $

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on running aggressive ostrich

In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the circus big tops "Anastasia" on Monday night fled two ostrich. The incident occurred because the handyman had forgotten to close the door of the cage.

One ostrich soon found in the stadium "Spartak", close to the cage, and the other — the ostrich, albino, still can not find. But even if we find him, we catch this animal is very simple — ostriches can reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour.

Management of the circus tent turned to local residents through the media to let them know where the animal. In this case, the

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