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Семь туристов из Киева попали в Карпатах под лавину

Вчера, в субботу 20 января, в 18.20 к яворницким спасателям поступило сообщение, что группа туристов из Киева вблизи озера Неистовое, на границе Закарпатской и Ивано-Франковской областей, попали под лавину и их снесло по склону.

Об этом сообщили в Управлении по вопросам гражданской защиты Ивано-Франковской облгосадминистрации.

Движение «Талибан"* взяло на себя отвественность за нападение на отель
*" Талибан» — организация, деятельность которой запрещена в РФ.   Экстремистское движение «Талибан» (организация, деятельность которой запрещена в РФ) взяло на себя ответственность за нападение на отель Intercontinental в Кабуле. Об этом сегодня, 21 января, сообщает...
Australian Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests On Fire
An anonymous reader writes: If you've been counting the ways the Australian environment is trying to kill you, you can now add "arson" to the list. According to a six-year study published in The Journal of Ethnobiology, observers have confirmed what Aboriginal rangers have been observing for years: birds of prey routinely carry burning or smouldering sticks into dry grassy areas to scare small mammals into fleeing so they can be pack-hunted more effectively. This has implications for environmental management, since the best firebreak will not protect your controlled burn from a "firehawk" determined to breach it.


Re: I hope

By slazzy • Score: 4, Interesting • Thread
</header> If you watch some videos on what ravens have leared to do, it wouldn't come as a surprise. I'm not saying it's true, but it isn't any more complex than things other birds do.


Re: I hope

By vtcodger • Score: 5, Funny • Thread

"Birds are intelligent. They can learn from mistakes."

Yep, it is the ability to learn from mistakes that distinguishes them from humans. ... Well ... that ... and feathers.


Re: I hope

By Ol Olsoc • Score: 5, Interesting • Thread

If you watch some videos on what ravens have leared to do, it wouldn't come as a surprise. I'm not saying it's true, but it isn't any more complex than things other birds do.

A hobby the wife and I have is birding. Aside from traveling to various sites, we have a lot of feeders in our back yard.

And some of the intelligence shown by these critters perplexes me. From Blue Jays throwing out seeds to other critters like doves or squirrels to feed them, or one particularly strange moment, after I rescued a baby Bluejay from our backyard pond. The little critter was pretty pathetic, and I put a hair dryer a couple feet from him to warm him up. After 15 minutes, the little one flies away. A couple hours later, I'm sitting at the table on the patio enjoying a beer, and an adult Blue Jay flies in lands a foot away from me and starts opening and closing his bill and making clacking noises. After 30 seconds or so it flies off. I'd never seen that behavior before.

Something interesting seems to be going on in those little heads. Couldn't say what for certain.

As for the Ravens and crows, I've seen interesting activity out of them. Picking up burning sticks to flush out prey by watching what happens when there is a fire and learning to invoke new fires would not surprise me at all.


Re:Vulture "mathematician"

By dryeo • Score: 4, Interesting • Thread

The crows around here have the lights at the intersections figured out. Drop a nut on the road, wait for the red light, and pick up the pieces of nut meat.
Then there are the Stellars Jay's who like to lure the cats out into the middle of the road.
Birds adjust to cars quite well.


Fire in Australia

By thePsychologist • Score: 4, Interesting • Thread

Fire and Australia have an intimate relationship. Aborigines and later Australians have been setting fire to this country for centuries to manage agriculture and wild game. Many animals depend on fire to set free the seeds of certain Eucalypts and certain ecosystems also depend on the fire-regrowth cycle. This study adds to the mystique of fire in Australia.

For those who have never visited, if you spend a little time in outback Austrlalia, there is something undefinable here that will burn into your soul.

Apple and Google Are Rerouting Their Employee Buses as Attacks Resume
Slashdot reader sqorbit writes: Apple runs shuttle buses for it's employees in San Francisco. It seems someone who is not happy with Apple has decided to take out their anger on these buses. In an email obtained by Mashable, Apple states "Due to recent incidents of broken windows along the commute route, specifically on highway 280, we're re-routing coaches for the time being. This change in routes could mean an additional 30-45 minutes of commute time in each direction for some riders." It has been reported that at least four buses have had windows broken, some speculating that it might caused by rubber bullets.
"Around four years ago, people started attacking the shuttle buses that took Google employees to and from work, as a way of protesting the tech-company-driven gentrification taking place around San Francisco," remembers Fortune, adding " it seems to be happening again."

At least one Google bus was also attacked, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which adds that the buses "were not marked with company logos, and the perpetrators are suspected of broadly targeting technology shuttle buses rather than a specific company."



By Sigvatr • Score: 3 • Thread
</header> Reminds me of that isolate tribe of people on a remote island who throws spears at helicopters.


I can see why they blame these companies

By 93 Escort Wagon • Score: 3 • Thread

After all, San Francisco was a quiet, inexpensive little town to live in - right up until Apple and Google moved into the area. In fact, no one had even heard of the place until around 2000.

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