Огромен процеп се шири низ долина во Кенија

Голем процеп се шири по површината на долина во Кенија, што предизвикува уништување на дел од автопатот, а неколку семејства што живеат во тој регион се евакуирани.

Се смета дека пукнатина во земјата ја предизвикале обилните дождови и сеизмичката активност.

Снегот во Ирска донесе радост во зоолошката градина

Бурата Ема, која што ја зафати Ирска, донесе снег кој се очекува да биде најголем по 1982 година.

Ладниот бран и врнежите од снег направија вистински пореметувања во земјата. Ирците се мачат на овие услови, но некој сепак ужива.

Во зоолошката градина во Даблин се снимени како пингвините уживаат во снегот.

Редок феномен во Црна Гора го привлече вниманието на медиумите – дрво низ кое тече вода

Во селото Диноша во Црна Гора се наоѓа дрво низ кое тече вода.

Овој феномен најчесто е предивикан од обилни дождови, кои ги преплавуваат подводните извори, па дополнителен притисок ја поттиснува водата на површината, низ корењата на дрвото.

Дрвото прикажано на видеоснимката е шупливо, па водата буквално се излива од него.

Локалниот жител Емир Хакрамај вели дека овој феномен постои веќе 20-25 години, можеби и подолго, а дрвото е старо околу 100 до 150 години.

Прекрасно видео – Вее снег во Маврово | 07.10.2017

Снег ја изненади Македонија и целиот Балкан од утрово. На повисоките места во државава веќе е направена покривка од неколку сантиметри.

Висината на снежната покривка на планините се зголемува. Според хидрометеоролите, на Маврово во 14 часот е измерена снежна покривка од четири сантиметри.

Страшно видео од ураганот Ирма кој ја уништува плажата Махо

Видео од страшниот ураган Ирма кој ја уништи плажата Махо на островот Св.Мартин . Инаку плажата Махо е една од најпосетените туристички места на островот.

Live footage as Hurricane Irma destroys Maho Beach Cam in St Maarten 9/6/2017

Напад на легло змии кој го снимил ББС шокираше милиони гледачи низ светот

Гледачите на ББС вчера останаа шокирани после драматична снимка која беше прикажана во долгоочекуваниот Planet Earth 2.
Снимката всушност прикажува игуана која се обидува да помине низ легло змии кои на крај се пуштаат во потера по несреќното животно.
Кога екипи на BBC за прв пат го виделе овој несекојдневен случај, останале вчудоневидени.
Милиони гледачи останале шокирани по снимките, а некои ги опишале и како “хорор филм во вистинскиот живот”.

planet earth II – iguana chased down by snakes [david attenborough][benny hill remix] napad na zmii

Торнадо во Рим, Италија денеска 06.11.2016

WOW damaging tornado in Rome, Italy awhile ago!! Unfortunatelly several deaths reported as well.

Source: Meteo Puglia e dintorni

Reed Timmer: Meteorologist and Extreme Storm Chaser

Closeby video of the Cesano, Rome, Italy tornado this afternoon! Video via Youreporter.it

tornado vo rim

Неверојатно видео од земјотресот во Италија снимен од ловџии

Absolutely incredible video of this morning’s strong earthquake in Central Italy, captured on video by hunters near Monte Vettore! Amazing! WOW! Video via Youreporter.it

zemjotres italija italia italy италија замјотрес earthquake terremoto

Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

Primate archaeology is a new and unusual-sounding field, but it has revealed ancient evidence of some clever and dextrous monkey culture.
Researchers from Oxford University, working in Brazil, found ancient “nut-cracking tools” – 700-year-old stone hammers that capuchin monkeys used to open cashew nuts.
One of the researchers, Dr Lydia Luncz, explains how the team found evidence of these “Stone Age monkeys”.
Footage of capuchin monkeys courtesy of Tiago Falotico

Venus the Two-Faced Cat a Mystery

he three-year-old tortoiseshell has her own Facebook page and a YouTube video that’s been viewed over a million times, and appeared on the Today Show last week. (Watch National Geographic cat videos.)

One look at this cat and you can understand why: One half is solid black with a green eye—the other half has typical orange tabby stripes and a blue eye.

How does a cat end up looking like that? Leslie Lyons, a professor at the University of California, Davis, who studies the genetics of domestic cats said she’s never seen a cat exactly like Venus.

“She is extremely, extremely rare,” Lyons said. “But you can explain it and you can understand it.”

Is Venus a Chimera?

Many reports about Venus refer to the cat as a “chimera.” In mythology, a chimera is a mishmash monster made up of parts of different animals. A feline chimera is a cat whose cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together.

Among cats, “chimeras are really not all that rare,” Lyons said. In fact, most male tortoiseshell cats are chimeras. The distinctively mottled orange and black coat is a sign that the cat has an extra X chromosome.

But female cats, said Lyons, already have two X chromosomes so they can sport that coat without the extra X. That means Venus is not necessarily a chimera.

To find out would require genetic testing, said Lyons. With samples of skin from each side of the cat, “we can do a DNA fingerprint—just like on CSI—and the DNA from one side of the body should be different than the other.”

Cat’s Blue Eye Another Mystery

If Venus isn’t actually a chimera, then what would explain her amazing face?

“Absolute luck,” Lyons said. One theory: perhaps the black coloration was randomly activated in all the cells on one side of her face, while the orange coloration was activated on the other, and the two patches met at the midline of her body as she developed.

Cat fanciers who are transfixed by Venus’s split face may be missing the real story: her single blue eye. Cat eyes are typically green or yellow, not blue. (Take a cat quiz.)

A blue-eyed cat is typically a Siamese or else a cat with “a lot of white on them,” she explained.

Venus appears to have only a white patch on her chest, which to Lyons is not enough to explain the blue eye.

“She is a bit of a mystery.”

Read more: news.nationalgeographic.com

How Does the Mudskipper Breathe Out of Water?

Mudskippers are amphibious fish, presently included in the subfamily Oxudercinae, within the family Gobiidae (gobies). Recent molecular studies do not support this classification, as oxudercine gobies appear to be paraphyletic relative to amblyopine gobies (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae), thus being included in a distinct “Periophthalmus lineage”, together with amblyopines. Mudskippers can be defined as oxudercine gobies that are “fully terrestrial for some portion of the daily cycle” (character 24 in Murdy, 1989). This would define the species of the genera Boleophthalmus, Periophthalmodon, Periophthalmus, and Scartelaos as “mudskippers”. However, field observations of Zappa confluentus suggest that also this monotypic genus should be included in this definition. These genera presently include 32 species. Mudskippers use their pectoral fins and pelvic fins to walk on lan They typically live in intertidal habitats, and exhibit unique adaptations to this environment that are not found in most intertidal fishes, which typically survive the retreat of the tide by hiding under wet seaweed or in tide pools.

Mudskippers are quite active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another, for example, to defend their territories and court potential partners. They are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions, including the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic coast of Africa.

Source: wikipedia.org

Lasers Uncover Vast Medieval Cities In Jungles Near Angkor Wat

Utilizing cutting-edge laser technology, archaeologists have found evidence that densely populated cities once surrounded Angkor Wat and other temple complexes deep in the Cambodian jungle. The discovery of these previously undocumented cities—some so vast that they rivaled the size of the present-day Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh—could rewrite history books and challenge commonly held assumptions about the medieval Khmer Empire.

While one million tourists a year visit Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and gaze in awe of the 900-year-old wonder, something just as remarkable lies hidden beneath their feet. According to an article published yesterday in the Journal of Archaeological Science, researchers have discovered evidence of vast cities and extensive agricultural networks in the ground surrounding Angkor Wat and other medieval temple complexes.

In order to learn the secrets concealed in the floor of the dense jungle, archaeologists took to the air. Utilizing a laser scanner mounted to a helicopter skid pad, researchers with the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative (CALI), a joint project of the French Institute of Asian Studies and the Cambodian government, spent 90 hours airborne in March and April 2015 gathering detailed topographical data. They scanned 734 square miles of jungle surrounding Angkor Wat and nearby temple complexes with lidar (short for “light detection and ranging”) technology—similar to radar but using pulses of light instead of radio waves—to “see through” the dense jungle vegetation to the ground. Firing 600,000 laser pulses per second, the researchers were able to detect disturbances to the natural environment and create a three-dimensional map of the surface.

After analyzing the data, archaeologists discovered previously undocumented cities surrounding multiple temple complexes built by the Khmer Empire between 900 and 1,400 years ago. “We have entire cities discovered beneath the forest that no one knew were there,” Australian archaeologist Damian Evans, CALI’s principal investigator and technical coordinator, told the Guardian newspaper. One of those settlements was at Preah Khan of Kompong Svay, 60 miles east of Angkor. Evans told the Washington Post that archaeologists had spent a decade on the ground trying to find the city surrounding the temple without any luck. That all changed when researchers studied the lidar data. “All of a sudden, the city has more or less instantly appeared on the screen in front of us. It had been hiding in plain sight. A city that we figured wasn’t there just appeared.”

The lidar survey also revealed that these medieval cities were much more technologically sophisticated and densely populated than previously thought. At its peak in the 12th century, Angkor sprawled across more than 350 square miles, a size that London did not reach until seven centuries later. Evans told the Guardian that the new data show that Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old temple city 25 miles west of Angkor, was “the size of Phnom Penh,” a city of 1.5 million people.

Although the perishable materials such as earth, wood and thatch that were used to construct the empire’s buildings—even the royal palaces of Angkorian kings—have long disappeared, the lidar survey detected the remnants of sophisticated water systems, sandstone quarries and royal roads linking temple complexes. Researchers found sculpted mounds of earth on which neighborhoods were built to remain above the floodwaters that arrived in the wet season along with mysterious geometric patterns that could have been gardens. Evans wrote in the Journal of Archaeological Science that Khmer societies re-engineered the jungle landscape “on a scale perhaps unparalleled in the pre-industrial world.” That included a complex system of irrigation canals and dams to divert waterways that could have been built as early as the 5th century, four centuries before the time when archaeologists had believed the water management technology was first developed.

The new findings could mean that the Khmer Empire was once the largest on the planet. “This urban and rural landscape, linked by road and canal networks, now seems to have constituted the largest empire on earth in the 12th century,” Peter Sharrock of London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies told the Guardian.

The lidar survey results may also force historians to reexamine commonly held beliefs about the demise of the Khmer Empire, which was thought to have occurred when Thai invaders sacked Angkor Wat in the 15th century and forced its inhabitants to flee to the south. The research team, however, found no evidence of any densely populated cities south of Angkor or of a sudden mass migration of hundreds of thousands of people. “It calls into question the whole notion of an Angkorian collapse,” Evans told the Guardian.

Evans reports that the information collected by the archaeological team is so bountiful that analysis and field work will continue for years to come. In the meantime, historians will digest the findings and reassess scholarship on the Khmer Empire. “I think that these airborne laser discoveries mark the greatest advance in the past 50 or even 100 years of our knowledge of Angkorian civilization,” Yale University professor emeritus of archaeology and Khmer Empire expert Michael Coe told the Guardian.

Source: www.history.com