Why do flowers close at night?



If you've ever walked in the garden in the evening, you probably noticed that some flowers, "sleep" after the sun goes down, closing their buds. Plants that are "asleep" at night, doing what science is called "niktinastiya" (moving the flower under the influence of light and dark) and it's perfectly natural. Scientists know the mechanism of this phenomenon: in the cool air and the darkness of the lowermost petals of certain flowers grow faster than the upper lobes, causing the

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More than 160 settlements in Ukraine powered down due to bad weather

Rain and strong winds have left without electricity 166 settlements in the five regions of Ukraine on the night of Friday, the press service of Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"On the night of June 24 as a result of adverse weather conditions (rain, strong gusts of wind) worked protection of power lines, causing blackout occurred 166 communities in five areas," — said in a statement. In particular, in the Vinnytsia region energized 81 locality in Khmelnitsky — 46, Kiev — 22, Ternopil — nine, Chernivtsi — eight. To restore the power of settlements brought brigade power companies.

The British issued a legendary record of materials on contacts with UFOs


After 30 years, after the U.S. Air Force pilots observed Rendelshemskom forest near Woodbridge air base in the UK luminous unidentified object, published audio recording of their negotiations with the United States Air Force Lt. Col. Charles J. Holt.

Previously released only transcript of the recording — the Americans have refused to make public the very audio recording in 2002, when the British government declassified documents "Rendlshemskomu case." This writes NEWSru.com.

These documents provide evidence of the officers of the Air

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Typhoon Talas surprises

Typhoon «TALAS» Friday, September 2, hit the southern part of the island of Honshu. The cyclone brought heavy rains here, floods, landslides and storm. There are casualties. When perevalivanii Honshu he slowed his speed, and almost two days lingered over the island. Yesterday afternoon, September 4, he went to the south of the Sea of Japan, having lost much by (central pressure rose by 15 mmHg).


Cloud mass typhoon raced up to the north and at night on September 5 covered the eastern half of Primorye. The rains of varying intensity began on the night of

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Three days in the KGB detention ends. What's next?

The Law Society of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Harry Pahanyaila, that content to nearly two dozen people in the KGB detention center, expresses this opinion:

"Because they are charged with a serious crime, they can extend up to 10 days for the charge. Such a ruling disclosed in the presence of counsel to the suspect, and he goes in the status of the accused."

Lawyer, human rights activist Vladimir Labkovich says:

"I think that the government will continue the status of suspects and the measure of detention for the other defendants in this case a further 7 days, similar

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The rains of dead birds: Arkansas, Louisiana, Sweden.


On the night of Wednesday, January 5, residents Falkoping, located in the southwest of Sweden, found on the streets of a hundred dead birds, including crows, ravens, magpies. According to the Swedish news agency TT, one of the eyewitnesses Dril hula, said that he was returning from work late at night, when I saw a lot of black spots on the road one of the streets of the city.

"We stopped, and in the beginning I did not understand that there lay the bird. I remember when I read that something like this

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Nizhegorodets took video of the flight of the giant asteroid


On the night of May 31 to June 1 space "wanderer" flew past our planet

Nizhegorodtsev Sergei Tereshko at night, when the spring was replaced in the summer, was filmed with a mobile phone trail of fire in the sky over Kiev left by a huge asteroid. This event Sergey shared with "Komsomolskaya Pravda" in the Lower. "

— I am now with relatives in Ukraine, — says Sergey. — Another day on May 31 said all that night a fly past Earth asteroid, and how much was not mentioned. I

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Anticyclone bring the center of Russia dry and calm weather

In the central regions of European Russia, Turkey, the east Mediterranean and Asia Minor, this week will anticyclone, which will bring with it a dry, calm and relatively warm weather, according to the Russian Hydrometeorological Center.

"This will set a powerful extensive ridge of the subtropical anticyclone will push far to the north path of Atlantic hurricanes. Together with High on ETP will warm and dry air mass," — said in a statement.

"But … all continue to show stronger seasonal cooling of the land surface — the continent. Air in a thin surface layer will also cool down quickly,

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In Lipetsk, lightning hit the electrical substation

As told in a briefing head Michael Gulevsky Lipetsk, in the night between Friday and Saturday there was a direct hit by lightning in one of the substations.

Due to bad weather for a few hours without electricity stayed 2 District: Falcon and Novolipetsk.

At the same time, the rain has shown that activities that were carried out last year after two floods, good return, and this year they will continue. In August, the builders will enter the next object in the central nervous system — there is left to finish a single channel.

Recall that on

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Among those detained was a deaf-mute again

Society December 21 baton administrative trials protesters against the election results passed to the Central District Court Minsk. Here before lunch started to judge more than 15 people who were detained a day earlier at the Independence Square during the "Sasha, go away!" As well as democratic activists who took over the city. Here are the names of some detainees: it Vashkevich Kovtun, Makaeva, Black, Demidenko , Svirydenka, Adamovich, Antonov, Dashkevich Eremenok, Marchik, Klimov, Alexander Macao and others. As on December 20, relatives and friends of the detainees, as well as journalists and human rights in the process get failed.

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