The kha-nyou, as it is known locally, was trapped by an expedition in May. Experts say the kha-nyou [“fossil” rock rat] can trace its line to a rodent family that initial studies had suggested became extinct more than 11 million years ago. It`s scientifical name is Laonastes aenigmamus.
Check out more here -> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5082264.stm
It seems to me that whenever a found disturbes the phylogeny of an established familly, strange conclusions are drawn. To me the facts are quite simple: this creature prooves that it coped succesfully with environmental changes during the last “11 million years” … if it had not done that it would have certainly become extinct.
So, every new found will be chategorised as a ~living fossil~ just for the heck of it? Is this some kind of marketing strategy? Because after all, all living creatures could be named living fossils.
What is our final destination? If we abandon the present moment, our final destination may be our death.
We don’t want to arrive there, we want to go in the direction of life.
Zambeste trist, cu raze reci,
In veci iubi-o-vei, in veci
Va ramanea departe.
S`a-tale zile or fi cum sunt,
Pustii ca niste stepe,
Iar noptile de-un farmec sfant
De nu-l mai poti pricepe
“U” s-a calificat in finala Challenge Cup, dupa victoria de la Zagreb cu formatia din localitate. Dupa victoria de la Cluj, handbalistele clujene au castigat si partida de la Zagreb cu 33-27.
In finala Challenge Cup, “U” Jolidon Cluj o intalneste pe Naisa Nis. Finala Cupei Challenge se va disputa pe 12/13 mai, turul – la Cluj Napoca si 19/20 mai, returul. Tragerea la sorti pentru desemnarea echipei gazda a turului a avut loc marti, 24 aprilie.
The pollution of the Environment affects the health condition of millions of people around the world. Also, many diseases occur due to the lack of elementary resources like drinking water, clean air, healthy food and proper life circumstances.
“Earth day” was born on 22nd of April 1970. So, Sunday will be “EARTH DAY”. Will the Earth feel it?
Liviu Librescu, survivor of the Holocaust and professor of Virginia Tech University, was shot to death in the asalt. His students say that the professor died trying to protect them: he barricadated the class allowing his students to escape, just before he got shoot.
He was awarded a p.m. medal [The Star of Romania] by President Basescu.
Our deepest thoughts to the famillies of the 23 victims.
Looks like I am going to see Dream Theater much sooner that I expected… if I`ll ever get there!
The European summer leg of DREAM THEATER `s CHAOS IN MOTION – WORLD TOUR 2007/2008 includes one show in Budapest. It will take place at the Petofi Csarnok, on the sixth of June.
Check out if Dream Theater is performing anywhere near you at http://www.mikeportnoy.com
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As humans have occupied more and more land in Europe, the brown bear (Ursus arctos) has become much less common. Bears have been seen as a threat to human safety and to livestock. While bears were once found all over Europe, they are now extinct in many areas, and the main populations are now concentrated in the Carpathian and Dinaric-Pindos ranges of southeastern Europe, and in the northeast of Europe including Russia and Fennoscandia.
Now, with Romania`s accession, the brown bear population reaches a value of 13.500-16.000 individuals, of which 7.500-8.000 are inhabitants of Romanian forests.
As poaching is still a threath in the EU, please support any action that aims the protection of brown bears.
Planetarii de la PLANET X au pregatit un nou album prog. Acesta va fi lansat la InsideOut pe 21 mai, adica exact dupa Spocks`u de pe barja ukrainiana A38.
Sunt curios daca va fi o inovatie inspirata de prog fusion… de data asta!
They said you’re in love again
And I tried to hide my pain
I was buried in my bed
With your pictures in my head
It’s not that I try to blame
It’s just kind of a rainy day
I hope you understand
I’m the one who’s left behind