Friday, November 25, 2011

Unlicensed Dog get Bus for a turn

Likely driving without a license or even a learner permit, Richard McCormack's dog, Woodley, manage to dislodge the handbrake of McCormack's double-decker bus and drive downward a major road in Darwin, Australia yesterday. McCormack believe that Woodley, a 2-year-old German Koolie, erudite how to drive by observing him driving the means of transportation over the last two years. Woodley allegedly took the vehicle for a spin while McCormack was in a store.

"I came out and saying the bus going down the road. I couldn't believe it," McCormack told The Sun. it seems that this isn't the first time Woodley has attempted to go all Thelma & Louise, McCormack explained. "He sits next to me when I'm driving and in the driver's seat when I'm not. The brake pedal is on the dashboard and he's seen me let go it many times. He was just copying me. He's tried it before," said McCormack.

According to NTN News, Bystander Phil Newton could not believe his eyes when he saw Woodley driving the 20-ton, double-decker bus from side to side Darwin's industrial zone ( Woodley usually drives a compact hybrid.)

The vehicle was finally brought to a stop when Newton jumped in an open window and put the handbrake rear on after considering that a dog was navigating the mobile home. "This was weird, even for the Northern country," Newton told NTN News.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bears leave hairless at Zoo expert bewildered

A spectacled bear name Dolores (pictured) is fairs an unconventional look after losing approximately all her hair.

Since 2007 the female spectacled bear and two of her female kin at Germany's Zoo Leipzig have been going hairless—mysterious experts. Zoo experts are operational to cure the bears' non-life-threatening condition, zoo curator

Spectacled bears—also called Andean bears—live in the mountains of South America and are the continent's only bear species. Armando Castellano, leader of the Andean Bear Conservation Project in Ecuador, said that he'd seen a similar case about a decade ago in a rescue spectacled bear.

"We were very scared, because it was the primary time we had seen this," Castellano said.

Keepers in Ecuador place that bear, which had before been fed human food—counting Coca-Cola—on its usual diet of fruits and bamboo, and added enhancement items, such as toys and exotic foods, into the bear's enclosure. Four months later the fur grew back.

Alike cases have occur in a Bolivian zoo and in Peru, Ximena Velez-Liendo, a spectacled bear specialist, said by email. It’s unidentified whether a be short of of nutrition is the culprit in the Leipzig bears' situation. awaiting a cure is found, keepers have been applying medical ointment to the bears' skin, which becomes itchy without its defensive fur.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Innovative "Albino" Spider establish in Australia

The new found trapdoor spider isn't a factual albino, since it motionless has some pigment—its body is brown, similar to those of other trapdoor spiders.But the 1.2-inch-wide (3-centimeter-wide) arachnid has been dubbed the albino trapdoor spider until it does officially describe as a new species.

People in a small town in Western Australia establish the strange-looking spider close to his house, captured it in a jar, and sent it to the museum.

"Unluckily we know nothing about its life history. We assume that they live in burrows for their whole lives—like all trapdoor spiders—and when males mature, they stroll in search of females in their burrows," .

Trapdoor spiders get their name since they use soil, vegetation, and silk to build doors to their burrows that are hinged with silk. The arachnids then pop out when they sense the feelings of passing prey, which include insects, other arthropods, and small invertebrates. The spiders also mate inside the burrows, where "males of all species almost certainly have to lift the female body up to access her genital opening, which is located on the underside of the abdomen,".

The newfound spider is careful rare, Harvey added—it's currently the only known specimen of its kind."Spiders are a varied group of animals that fascinate and terrify many people," though they're crucial in keeping insect populations in check."The world would be a poorer place without spiders."

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bizarre Life Found In deep Ocean

Scientists plumb the lowest point of the Mariana Trench -- the sincere part of the ocean on the planet -- have recognized gigantic amoebas lurk miles and miles beneath the waters.

The creatures are called xenophyophores, and scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego spotted them in the cold, crushing depths 6.6 miles under the white caps.

"They are charming giants that are extremely adapted to extreme circumstances but at the same time are very fragile and poorly studied”.

Scripps scientists said xenophyophores are in the middle of the main person cells in existence, often growing longer than four inches. Recent studies indicate that by trapping particles from the water, xenophyophores can concentrate high levels of lead, uranium and mercury and are thus likely highly resistant to large doses of heavy metals. They also are well suited to a life of darkness, low temperature and high pressure in the deep sea."The identification of these gigantic cells in one of the deepest marine environments on the planet opens up a whole new habitat for further study of biodiversity ... and extreme environment adaptation,"

To reach the bottom of the ocean requires special equipment. Levin worked with Eric Berkenpas and Graham Wilhelm -- Remote Imaging engineers from the National Geographic Society -- to build and launch "drop cams."

"Drop cams are versatile autonomous underwater cameras containing an HD camera and lighting inside of a glass bubble," Berkenpas explained. By wrapping high-resolution cameras in a thick-walled glass sphere, scientists were able to drop cameras capable of withstanding the extreme pressure of all that ocean. At a depth of 6.6 miles, the water above can cause more than eight tons per square inch of pressure.

Life is surprisingly abundant at these extreme depths, despite the cold and pressure. According to Dhugal Lindsay of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the Dropcam movie also depicts the deepest jellyfish observed to date.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Best pics

Galápagos Tortoise in addition to infant

A Galápagos tortoise dwarfs her baby in this photo released in October by the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales, Australia.

The hatchling weighs roughly 3 ounces (87 grams) at birth. It will take 30 ears for the baby to reach a similar girth as its mother—a huge 564 pounds (256 kilograms).

Galápagos tortoises are the longest-lived of all vertebrates, with regular lifespans of more than a hundred years.