China's decision to open up collective forest for sale by individuals to outside interests will put 345,700 hectares or 15 percent of the giant panda’s remaining habitat at risk, warns a letter published in the journal Science..
How do dogs behave when their ability to exert self-control is compromised? Are they more likely to approach dangerous situations or stay well away? According to a new study by Holly Miller, from the University of Lille Nord de France, and colleagues, dogs that have 'run out' of self-control make more impulsive decisions that put them in harm's way. The work was just published online in Springer's Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
If you’ve been hit by the Panda update or are just worried about its implications, you’ve probably read a lot about “thin” content. We spend our whole lives trying to get thin, and now Google suddenly hates us for it. Is the Panda update an attempt to make us all look like Pandas? Does Google like a little junk in the trunk?
It’s confusing and it's frustrating, especially if you have real money on the line. It doesn’t help that “thin” content has come to mean a lot of things, and not every definition has the same solution. To try to unravel this mess, I'm going to present 7 specific definitions of “thin” content and what you can do to fatten them up.
"Since the earthquake in Sichuan Province there are two good places to see pandas – one in the Panda Research Centre in Chengdu itself and one in Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base. Wolong centre was destroyed by the earthquake and by sheer luck only the pandas survived and they’ve been transferred around Chengdu. Some of them are "rented" to zoos around the world."
HELENA — For a time in the early 1940s, the barking of about 1,000 dogs in Rimini filled not only that gulch, but spilled over into other drainages.
The soldiers at Camp Rimini trained teams of dogs to run. Sometimes, the dogs refused. Sometimes they got sick or wounded. They got stuck in brush. Some of the breeds just weren’t cut out for pulling.
Armstrong and the others learned about the kinds of dog-personalities that work together. They developed sled systems that could carry 1,000 pounds or more of equipment for hundreds of miles where virtually no other means of travel was possible.
They developed a mount that could support a .30 caliber machine gun on a sled.
Later, the Army even developed parachute harnesses so dogs, along with sleds and mushers, could airlift where needed.
The invasion of Norway, to be launched by the First Special Service Force, training at Fort Harrison at the time, was called off — the British took that on instead.
The dog sled forces took up a different mission, rescuing and recovering pilots and airplanes lost in places like Greenland and Baffin Island.
You know what a gyro is and the delicious yogurt sauce that tops it, which you can neither pronounce nor spell (i.e., tzatziki). But are there other healthy and delicious options you are missing out on at your neighborhood Greek restaurant?