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A Collection of News by Moos
  • Sun09Aug2015

    No kidding, RZSS appoints a Cartoonist in Residence

    | News zoos

    The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has appointed Dr Cameron McPhail and his Kartoon Faktory as RZSS Cartoonists in Residence. Humour as an instrument to raise awareness about RZSS' missio... Read more
  • Sun09Aug2015

    Dogs process faces in specialized brain area, study reveals

    | News evolution

    Dogs have a specialized region in their brains for processing faces, a new study finds. The journal PeerJ published on 4 August the research, which provides the first evidence for a face-selective reg... Read more
  • Sun09Aug2015

    Almost extinct Socorro dove hatches at Edinburgh Zoo

    | News zoos

    An incredibly rare dove that has been extinct in the wild since the early 1970's has hatched at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. With less than 100 pure bred individuals of this species left in the world, a Socorr... Read more
  • Sun02Aug2015

    Borneo's orangutans face severe threats from land cover and climate change,...

    | News biodiversity

    Over 80 percent of the orangutan's remaining habitat in Borneo could be lost by the year 2080 if the island's current land-use policies remain intact, according to a new United Nations report. The rep... Read more
  • Sat01Aug2015

    Death of northern white rhino at Czech Zoo drives species closer to extinct...

    | News zoos

    Northern white rhino female Nabiré, one of the last five northern white rhinos in the world, died on Monday, July 27 in Dvůr Králové Zoo, Czech Republic. She deceased due to a large pathological cyst... Read more
  • Sat01Aug2015

    'Golden jackals' of East Africa are actually 'golden wolves'

    | News evolution

    Despite their remarkably similar appearance, the "golden jackals" of East Africa and Eurasia are actually two entirely different species. The discovery, based on DNA evidence and published online on 3... Read more
  • Mon27Jul2015

    Mammoths killed by global warming, not ice age!

    | News evolution

    New research revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in... Read more
  • Sun26Jul2015

    Dark plumage helps birds survive on small islands

    | News evolution

    Animal populations on islands tend to develop weird traits over time, becoming big (like Galapagos tortoises) or small (like extinct dwarf elephants) or losing the ability to fly (like the flightless... Read more
  • Thu23Jul2015

    New invention drives poaching to extinction!

    | News biodiversity

    A 24/7 real-time monitoring device for animals threatened by poaching, including rhino, tiger and elephant, has been invented by a British team. Welcomed by experts as a ground-breaking new technology... Read more
  • Wed22Jul2015

    Will a vaccine save Tasmanian devils from extinction?

    | News biodiversity

    New research, led by University of Southampton biological scientist Dr Hannah Siddle, is aiming to develop an effective vaccine against an infectious cancer that is eradicating the Tasmanian devil, th... Read more
  • Wed22Jul2015

    Critically endangered Scottish wildcat kittens born at Highland Wildlife Pa...

    | News zoos

    The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park welcomed three young Scottish wildcat kittens to the Park, last April. Also known as the Highland Tiger, this incredibly rare, na... Read more
  • Tue21Jul2015

    Malaysia's 'black panthers' finally reveal their leopard's spots

    | News biodiversity

    From the frozen forests of Russia to the scorching sands of the Kalahari Desert, leopards are the most widely distributed large cat on earth. Their iconic spotted coat has been admired and coveted by... Read more


Nasa's State of Flux shows our ever changing world


In celebration of this year's Earth Day on April 22, NASA's Webby Award-winning Global Climate Change website, http://climate.nasa.gov , has unveiled a new version of its popular image gallery, "State of Flux."

The gallery, which can be found at http://climate.nasa.gov/sof , presents stunning images, mostly from space, of our ever-changing planet, chronicling changes taking place over time periods ranging from days to centuries.

Each image pair in the continuously updated gallery highlights before-and-after impacts of change, including the destruction wrought by extreme events such as wildfires and floods, the retreat of glaciers caused by climate change, and the expanding footprint of urban areas due to population growth.

It underscores how fragile and interconnected our planet is, and how it is constantly changing. With this new version of the gallery, we want people to be better able to immerse themselves in the images, and gain that sense of perspective

The redesigned gallery, which currently features more than 160 comparison views, is now organized and sortable by categories, including ice, human impact, water, land cover and extreme events. A selection of some of the Global Climate Change website team's favorite images is highlighted in a new "Top Picks" category.

Another new feature is a map view, which places each image into its geographical context. Guests can zoom in to specific locations on the map, or select by region, and see where particular changes are taking place around the globe. They can also share links to each image set and download high-resolution versions of the images.

"Seeing our planet from space gives us a global view that we can't get elsewhere," said Amber Jenkins, editor of the Global Climate Change website, who established the gallery in 2009.

NASA's Global Climate Change website is devoted to improving the public's understanding of Earth's changing climate, providing easy-to-understand information about the causes and effects of climate change and how NASA studies it. For more on NASA's Earth Science activities, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/index.html.


The above news item is reprinted from materials available at ScienceDaily. Original text may be edited for content and length.

(Source: Sciencedaily, 20.04.2012)

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