Elephants in Thailand are so musically gifted, never miss an opportunity to give a few lessons on the piano man. And if he will be out of tune, you can and a pair of cuffs provide trunk. This video elephant named Peter unsuccessfully tries to teach piano to take the correct low notes, with his elephant idea of playing the piano …
In Idaho, a dog named Stella helped her master and his friends to win the $ 1 million in the lottery, news agencies reported. Miniature dog literally cornered the owner Steve Hughes purchased a lottery ticket Powerball, which proved advantageous.Told myself lucky host, he was going to buy a ticket, but was planning to do it at another store. But the dog locked the car, putting his paws on lock manual door locks, and its owner had to pass the time at a gas station. A little less than an hour Hughes command tells Stella again, press the button and let him into the car. Meanwhile, now that they Read more [...]
Scientists have found that biparasitic riders can "eavesdrop" chemical signals SOS-infected plants, which are the addresses to their helpers - parasitic riders caterpillars. The paper was published in the journal PLoS One.
Riders called parasitic wasps that lay their eggs in the caterpillar's body - their larvae eat the larvae of butterflies inside and use their body as a cocoon. Destroying tracks, riders help plants survive - this principle is used in some countries to control pests.
It is known that by eating caterpillars, some plants produce specific volatile compounds - SOS-signals, Read more [...]
It is surprising that on the 360? able to turn such a large animal, not having seemingly suited for the fins and tail. But as they say, hunger is not my aunt.The world's largest animal nimbly as a dancer when it is hungry. Video cameras and motion sensors, fixed to 22 blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus), have shown that they sometimes perform pirouettes underwater, that is turned over to the 360? To pounce on krill at the bottom.
30-second maneuver - two and a half turns, allowing capture prey on both sides - is performed in order to put the whale's mouth in the most advantageous position, Read more [...]
Incredible video managed to shoot hunters reptiles in tropical jungles of Brazil. They came to a thick anaconda had lunch and thought she caught capybaras. But when the snake vomited barely digested animal, people saw with horror that the victim was a large anaconda cow.
In Zambia, the sky is covered with clouds of bats. There are about eight million. This is one of the largest migrations of mammals in the world. Thousands of tourists come every year to the south of the continent to see the behavior of the animals. It was in November mouse flock to the green fruit gardens.
We often hear, they say, has disappeared the last of a rare species. And then there were two representatives of the entire extinct, though already dead ... Off the coast of New Zealand have found two whales belonging to unknown when the missing mind lopatozubyh (Mesoplodon traversii). These animals have never seen before. Description of the species was made up by a fragment of the lower jaw, which is also found near New Zealand, on the island of Pitt, at the end of XIX century. Lopatozubyh two whales were found thrown on the coast as early as 2010. Female longer than five meters and a young Read more [...]
Almost a month of American residents of Brooklyn, Massachusetts, have complained to the aggressive and even threatening behavior of wild turkeys. On the eve of Thanksgiving, they literally terrorized residents.
Wild turkey freely walked the streets of Brooklyn before, but recently they became especially numerous, and they began to behave more aggressively toward humans. Ornithologists explain this phenomenon increasing bird population in the state. With an increasing number of individuals turkeys becoming harder to find food in the wild, and eventually they began to search for food in the cities.
As Read more [...]
According to new research, the dogs are taught the word by linking them to the size and texture of the object, but not with the form of
Researchers from the University of Lincoln found: when the dog learns to associate the word with the object, it forms an association quite differently than people, the author of the article for the Daily Mail.Demien GaleWhen children learn to talk, they connect with the names of objects by their shape. However, experiments with a 5-year-old border collie Gable showed that, after a brief training period, she learned to associate the object with its size and was Read more [...]
American scientists have found a whale that has learned to mimic human speech and produce sounds below its range several octaves. Discovery by Dr. Sam Ridgway, president of the National Foundation of marine mammals. "Talking" beluga whale was named Nok. In this case, the animal's voice sounded as if two people are talking in the distance. As soon as the amazing ability whale was discovered, the researchers recorded his "speech" under water and above it.
Unusual ability whales were identified in 1984. However, if the lack of funding prevented the scientists Read more [...]
Some squid related to the form Ommastrephes bartramii, can jump out of the water and fly over the surface of more than 30 m throw away the water jet, they are able to accelerate to 11.2 m / s, it is the first to establish the Japanese researchers at the University of Hokkaido. Observations of squid scientists conducted in July 2011 in the Pacific Ocean, 600 km from Tokyo, reports AFP. When approaching the ship, a few 20-inch creature jumped out of the water. Thanks to the camera specialists to study in detail the mechanism of flying squid. According to scientists, squid plan out of the water Read more [...]
Chinese river dolphin (Lipotesvexillifer) is found only in the Yangtze River - the longest river in China - and is considered the property of the Chinese nation. Unfortunately, despite the fact that hunting has been banned since 1982, the population of this unique freshwater mammal is on the brink of extinction.
Back in 1996, information about the dolphin in the Red Book of the notification of the enlarged critical situation until extinction.
Scientists have conducted a number of studies and counted only from five to thirteen species of dolphin. Chinese river dolphins can not breed in captivity, Read more [...]
Amazing cat lives in the UK. The representative of the Persian breed named Caffrey has learned to walk on two legs (and both - right), after the other two had lost limbs. In the accident the cat lost the left rear paw, writes Daily Mail. Moved his car, after which the animal had to be moved three series of operations to which its owners spent 3.5 thousand pounds (over 5500 dollars). However, the front left paw doctors saved. Cat recovered quickly and get the hand to move on three legs. However, it was too early to rejoice: after a while the vet discovered a malignant tumor Caffrey on the Read more [...]
Apes showed exactly the same mid-life crisis, as well as people. Our closest "relatives" are suffering from it as in the wild in a competitive environment and in captivity at rest, and great food, a study of an international team of scientists.
The concept of a midlife crisis was introduced about forty years ago, a Canadian psychoanalyst Elliott Jacques, but only in the year 2009 acquired the scientific form that you can show schedule. Then a group of British and American researchers, the processed data on the mood of the two million people in 72 countries, found a U-shaped relationship Read more [...]
Australian researchers have developed a series of maps that will provide new information on the areas of Australia at risk of earthquakes of different magnitudes. The project was named "National Earthquake risk map in Australia." Maps were seismologists enterprise "Geoscience Australia" after a detailed examination of ready earthquake. Ability to run the project was provided by the Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Australia.Created maps reflect the presence and degree of probability of an earthquake in a particular corner of the continent. The fact that we managed Read more [...]
Fish Bryzgunov long impressed scientists amazing ability to hunt insects, knocking them with a strong jet of water with emergent vegetation. To this day, it was assumed that the fish can spit so much by internal, hitherto undescribed, the structure of the Bryzgunov. But the Italian specialists, having a kinematic analysis of the water jet, have shown that no special structures Bryzgunov required. Fish just skillfully apply the laws of hydrodynamics using the unstable properties of the jet, which by the way, resembles the mechanism of the ink jet printer. Bryzgunov fish that live in the mangrove Read more [...]
In London, the fox attacked the boy underwent a four. The incident took place in the house where the family resides baby.According to the mother, she heard the cries of her son in the bedroom, and when ran - I saw a terrible picture: predator pulled the boy out of the cradle and is held in the mouth of his. The child has been in place given the necessary medical care, after which he and his mother were taken to the hospital.Such cases occur in London is rare, but residents are worried. According to the mayor of the city, must be addressed, because foxes can be a vector of contagion.Boris Johnson, Read more [...]
Chicken, "fired" from the factory farm after a fracture of the pelvis, struck his new owner the ability to arithmetic - it is to learn to count to eight and did not stop there. Hen in the past, chicken JJ, so named for the initials of her husband's mistress Justin Jones, now called Carol Vorderman - named TV presenter, who had an outstanding talent for mathematics. The transmission of a chicken and chickens, which tells of a good visual memory of poultry and its ability to study for a tasty reward, Mrs. Jones was inspired to experiment. Hostess nursery in Norfolk began by Read more [...]
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