Iceland, volcanically active island, land of lava fields and glacial lakes, attracts tourists for north sailing with whale watching tours. Eight species of whales live in Icelandic waters. Two types of them, fin whales and minke whales, are harpooned...
Experts warn that bark beetles and repeated droughts have a detrimental effect on Europe's native forests. Due to this combination, millions of cubic meters disappear in the inconspicuous insect clutches. What Do We Know about Bark Beetles? A small, tiny beetle,...
Studies show that the global population IQ score has been decreasing since the second half of the 1970s, about 7 percentage points every decade. On the contrary, before 1975, the IQ score grew by about 3 percentage points in...
Every year, countless books end up in trash cans or stand on shelves where no one reads them, and they are just gathering dust there. If you have books you do not need anymore, you can take them to...
Scientists have developed plant-based panels working on photosynthesis principle that eliminate greenhouse gases and produce oxygen. The special “green roof” cleans the air while producing food ingredients. Platforms purify the same amount of air as 100 trees in as...
European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) illustrates perfectly how the targeted eradication of one species can reduce an abundant animal to a critically endangered species. Ground squirrel is an important species of native steppe ecosystems. Once, the ground squirrel was...
Human factors negatively affect the environment globally, polluting watercourses, seas and oceans, air and soil. Researchers still find more and more unnatural substances in the nature. What discovery they made currently in the UK? British scientists have found that all...
Some Germans welcome the return of bison to the wild; others are afraid of them. Environmentalists say Germany needs to prepared for the bison return. The last wild bison was shot in Germany in 1919. However, the authorities kept the...
Running of the bulls is held in almost every Spanish city and village. Despite the fact that the roots of bullfighting date back to the Bronze Age, when the main intention was not to kill a bull, hunderds of...
Scientists in India have discovered a strange fish resembling a snake. They call the primitive creature a living fossil. Eel-like fish live in the groundwater of southern India. New Snakehead Fish Species The body like a snake, the head like a...
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