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Archives for: September 2008
Some Large Hadron Collider (LHC) fun.

Many of you might have already seen this rap video but I decided to post it anyway as some of you no doubt missed it. It is a small rap video explaining how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works and the purpose of the facility.

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1,2,3,4 – many!

According to Christian Agrillo, an experimental psychologist at the University of Padua in Italy, the North American mosquito fish can count up to four. This rudimentary mathematical ability makes it possible for the North American mosquito fish to count how many other fish that are nearby – but only up to four. Similar counting abilities have already been observed in dolphins, but until now researchers only new that fish could tell big shoals from small ones, not that they were able to actually count.

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Recreational fishing banned in Switzerland

New animal cruelty laws in Switzerland deem recreational fishing as animal cruelty.

The law ban catch and release fishing as the authorities have found that this fishing technique is morally wrong as it in facts is the practice of torturing animals for fun.

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No more flushing

Switzerland has adopted new strict animal cruelty laws. The new law contains more strict rules regulating how to keep most pets and domestic animal. An example is that many animals such as hamsters, lamas, alpacas and sheep no longer can be kept alone. They need to have visual contact with other specimens of the same species. Another example is that people who want to buy their first dog have to go to compulsory classes for “want to be dog owners” before they can legally buy a dog. The law details how all domestic animals should be kept regardless of whether they are kept as pet, for scientific research or in zoos.

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Worlds first (?) carbon capture and storage facility built in Germany

A carbon capture and storage facility has been built at the Schwarze Pumpe coal-fired power plant in Germany. The facility is built as a test to see how well the technology work and will be ran as a pilot project over 3 years. Another test facility will be built in France next year.

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Tuna Rumours

I usually don’t like to write about rumours and speculations but sometimes they are interesting enough to warrant a few rows here in the news section. There is a growing speculation and fear among tuna fisherman that tuna fishing will be strictly regulated or banned before the end of the year. The speculations state that a complete ban on Tune […]

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Triathlon related accident kill fish

A lot of fish have died following poor event planning before the Cairns triathlon. The organiser strung jellyfish nets across the Marlin Marina in cairns as a part of the event planning for the triathlon Authorities decided to leave the nets in during the night but forgot about the tide. Large schools of fish were caught in the net and […]

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Like we didn’t already know – Fish are smart.

New research have shown that fish are much smarter than scientist previously thought and many fish species as just as intelligent as rats. Dr Mike Webster of St Andrews University have researched the intelligence in fish and his research shows that fish shows clear signs of intelligence when they are in danger. He says that: “It is probably accurate to […]

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Artist want to feed convict to fish – Calls it art

Does anyone remember the Danish artist Marco Evaristti. No? I am not surprised. But if I ask you if you remember the artist who put goldfish in blenders a few years back I am sure most of you know who I am talking about. A quick recap for those of you who don’t remember the story. Marco Evaristti displayed an […]

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Algae oil reaches new heights

Researchers at Arizona State University have received a $3 million grant to further develop their aviation fuel derived from algae. The development of algae jet fuel is already progressed quit far and researchers have already moved past the laboratory stage and are working on a pilot project to scale the process. They hope to be able to create large quantities […]

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Good year for Idaho sockeye salmon

Regular salmon Biologists keeping track of the sockeye salmon populations in central Idaho (Sawtooth Mountains) have good news to report. More sockeye than in any other year in the last two decades have made their way pass the eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers and returned to idaho. 507 fish have been counted so far. That might not […]

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Museum defies pope – Continues to display frog!

An Italian museum in Bolzano have defied and angered the papacy by refusing to remove a piece of art that the Vatican has condemned as blasphemous. The piece of art depicts a crucified green frog. The tongue hangs out of its mouth and it has a beer mug and an egg in its hands. The sculpture is about 1 meter […]

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New invention might cut global CO2 emissions 5-7,5 %

Cement is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the world. About 5% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere can be traced back to cement production. When 1 metric ton of cement is produced one ton carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere: The carbon dioxid is emitted when the limestone used in the […]

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Sara Palin – a disaster for the environment!?

It seems like every blog have published at least one post about republican vice president candidate Sara Palin. I therefore thought I would write a few words about her policy and history in relation to environmental protection, something that likely is important to all those who read this blog. I am sorry to say that Palins record in regard to […]

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