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about her show but the mouth is home to about a billion bacteria which is filled with bacteria not commonly found in the mouththe anniversary of the founding of the shlf1314n branch of animal welfare charity PETA Harrison of courseMi Air Purifier 2” said Jung-whan Kim The multi-billion dollar project is a graduate institution with designs on crashing a list of the world’s top 20 research universities It’s a tall order for a school that sits on a 32 sq km slab of desert that hugs the Red Sea north of Jeddah the country’s second largest city But the 70-odd scientists that form the founding faculty—along with 400 students who began classes on 5 September—won’t be lacking for money or equipment The king has put his considerable power and authority behind the university a message reinforced by holding the inaugural ceremony on the country’s National Day holiday He’s hoping that KAUST will help to move the country from an oil-based to a knowledge-based economy a task that the university’s president Choon Fong Shih expresses with a simple formula: "Hire the best minds and find practical applications for their discoveries" In addition to tapping $15 billion in core facilities that include the first supercomputer in the region an industrial-class a nofabrication lab a top-rated visualization center and a dozen state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance machines faculty members will get from $400000 to $800000 apiece per year for 5 years to outfit and staff their labs The chance to spend their time on research rather than grant applications has been a big drawing card say faculty members who come from around the world: About 20% hail from the United States and another 30% left jobs in Germany Canada and China to come to KAUST The student body is equally diverse geographically: Saudis comprise about 15% of the first class followed closely by China Mexico and the United States The school’s endowment is $10 billion In addition the being the first university in the country to allow the mixing of men and women in both the classroom and the lab KAUST has abandoned the usual departments in favor of interdisciplinary research centers Each center targets an important challenge for the country from improved desalination techniques and growing crops resistant to drought and salt to the massive production and distribution of solar energy It also plans to examine all facets of the Red Sea ecosystem a relatively unexplored body of water Speaking at the inauguration Shih predicted success within a generation "I can see the cover of The Economist in its issue of September 2029 ‘Sea water and solar power green the desert KAUST scientists and entrepreneurs tell their story’ " The proof will come in publications patents and products But few in the audience are betting against him government officials Asus had announced the ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES 2017 in Las Vegas last week The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor Seattle Researchers not involved with the new paper say the results are still encouraging” Passino added professor at Ohio StateChina has released its first national standards governing the treatment of laboratory animals He added that for developing scientific powerhouses like China the challenge is to foster awareness of and action on lab animal issues quickly enough to match the growing research investment Scientists came to this conclusion after looking at data from eight studies on consumption from the past 45 yearsZeenat Aman Source: Reuters) Related News Scientists have found what appears to be an extra layer of tectonic plates lurking in the Earth’s mantle These seismological pictures can be used to locate subducted tectonic plates lurking within the mantle and then to reconstruct the configuration of plates on Earth’s surface millions of years ago As the ironically named George Smiley according to you The last show on Day 3 at Wills shlf1314 Lifestyle Fashion Week (WIFW) saw the Namrata Joshipura womanWritten by Agencies | London | Published: August 14 2010 12:48 pm Related News Dreaming helps in rememberingsays a new study Researchers have found that dreaming helps people to store memories – in factthe rapid eye movement (REM)stage of sleep – when one dreams – is part of the memory processthe Daily Express reported In the studyled by Dr Sara Mednicka leading sleep researcher at the University of Californiaa group of people were given a simple memory test They were tested again after having either a nap with REM sleepa nap without REM sleep or a period of quiet rest The quiet rest and non-REM sleep groups showed no improvement in the test but the REM sleep group improved by almost 40 per cent Dr Mednick said: “REM sleep is vital for pulling together all the information we process daily and turning it into memories to use later This has helped us to understand more about the benefits of sleep” Meanwhile Harvard psychology professor Daniel Schacter claims that a good memory may help people to see their own future “Memories support the formation in our minds of future events” he said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: May 3 2010 2:36 am Related News Amid protest from localsthe National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) have signed a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) to form a joint venture company for nuclear power projects The projects will be undertaken across the countryincluding at Mithivirdi in Bhavnagar The JVC will be a subsidiary of NPCILwhich will have 51 per cent stake in it and the rest will be with NTPC Dr S K JainChairman and Managing Director of NPCILand R S SharmaChairman and Managing Director NTPCsinged the agreement in New Delhi last week According to a statement sent by NPCIL to The Indian Expressby 2012it has planned to commence work at as many as eight plantsof which the one at Mithvirdi will be the largest with a capacity of 6000 Mega Watt The plant with light water reactors will have a total of six reactorseach of 1000 MW capacity These reactors will be set up with foreign collaboration Indias current nuclear power capacity is around 4560 MW The Mithvirdi site was selected last yearafter which the local farmers protested against the proposed projectclaiming it will affect their livelihood and safety While NPCIL has maintained that the project does not require relocation of any villagerlocals have been saying they will not give away their fertile land where they have mango and chickoo orchards For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related News a day after the court ordered removal of squatters while refusing to stay the DDA demolition drive.

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For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: December 9 2009 5:11 am Related News AMID alerts on possible terror attacks through the sea routethe One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka here on December 15 will be provided with a Rs 5 crore insurance cover to make up the losses in the case of any untoward incident The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has pulled all stops to make the event hassle-free and more than 1700 security personnel will be deployed as part of the security measure The SCA has got the insurance done through the Oriental Insurance Company which will cover payment of the damage to the host as well as spectators in case of any untoward incident or in the event the match is not held With ticket sales beginning Tuesdaythe local police have also requested for extra police force to maintain law and order during the international event On duty at the ground will be 800 local policemen and officials Besidesthe police department has sought an equal number of additional personnel from the Home Department to keep a close watch at the Madhavraj Scindia Cricket Stadium as well as the hotel where the two teams will be provided stay The police said the Home Department has been requested to allot three SRP platoons and 600 men Besidesthey have also requested for officers of various ranks including four superintendentseight deputy superintendents50 inspectors and 50 sub-inspectors In addition to thisthere will be private security deployed especially to check for the tickets The spectators will not be allowed to take water bottles and food packets inside the stadium Even radio will be banned The spectators will be allowed to carry cellphones though For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHuman hunters may be making birds smarter by inadvertently shooting those with smaller brains That’s the conclusion of a new study which finds that hunting may be exerting a powerful evolutionary force on bird populations in Denmark and likely wherever birds are hunted But the work also raises a red flag for some researchers who question whether the evolution of brain size can ever be tied to a single factor The new work “broadens an emerging view that smarts really do matter in the natural and increasingly human-dominated world” says John Marzluff a wildlife biologist and expert on crow cognition at the University of Washington in Seattle who was not involved with the work Hunting and fishing are known to affect many animal populations For instance the pike-perch in the Finnish Archipelago Sea has become smaller over time thanks to fishing which typically removes the largest individuals from a population This pressure also causes fish to reach sexual maturity earlier On land natural predators like arctic foxes and polar bears can also drive their prey species to become smarter because predators are most likely to catch those with smaller brains For instance a recent study showed that common eiders (maritime ducks) that raise the most chicks also have the largest heads and are better at forming protective neighborhood alliances than ducks with smaller heads—and presumably brains Does the same hold true for birds that dodge human hunters To find out Anders Pape Mller an evolutionary biologist at the University of Paris-Sud assessed the brain sizes of 3781 birds from 197 species brought to taxidermists in Denmark between 1960 and 2015 The birds included pheasants partridges wood grouse magpies and hooded crows Danish law requires taxidermists to record the date and cause of death of every specimen they handle Mller’s co-author Johannes Erritze a taxidermist and ornithologist at the House of Bird Research in Christiansfeld Denmark autopsied each bird noted its mass and weighed its extracted brain The scientists also assessed the birds’ body condition and age at death They found that 299 or 79% of the 3781 birds were shot Birds with smaller brains relative to their body size were shot more often as were larger individuals (which offer a bigger target) and males (perhaps because of their brighter colors) But if a bird had a large brain relative to its body size the probability that it would be shot decreased nearly 30-fold the scientists report today in Biology Letters This held true regardless of the birds’ health body mass sex and species Hunters they conclude are unwittingly turning their prey into large-brained birds by eliminating those with pea-sized brains from the population The scientists also compared the birds’ other internal organs—heart liver lungs—and found that only the brain was smaller in the hunted birds “It means that hunting has a very peculiar and specific effect on the brain and not the other bodily functions of these animals” Mller says Hunters aren’t specifically targeting the smaller-brained birds he adds Such birds simply aren’t savvy about hunters apparently lacking the smarts to realize that people with guns are dangerous “They take longer to fly when approached by someone with a gun whereas larger-brained birds enjoy the benefit of being wary” Mller and his team couldn’t track changes in brain size over time because hunting regulations in many of the study areas have shifted; there are some areas where it was once allowed but it’s now banned That could let birds with smaller brains gradually make up a larger part of the population Mller predicts “The study is intriguing but I will remain a bit skeptical because it is based on a comparative long-term data set and not an experiment” says Jesper Madsen a population ecologist at Aarhaus University in Rnde Denmark who was not involved in the study “To conclude that hunting selects for larger brains requires more than a correlational study” Such an experiment is already underway—albeit inadvertently Mller says In the last 5 years the hunting of snipe and curlew has been banned permanently in Europe Scientists could compare specimens from the earlier hunting period with those collected after the ban to see whether these birds are evolving smaller brains Mller says “That’s a predictable consequence of stopping hunting” Still Madsen isn’t alone in his skepticism “My heart drops every time I see another study like this showing a correlation between some factor and brain size” says Susan Healy an evolutionary biologist at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom In 2007 she and Candy Rowe a behavioral ecologist at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom assessed more than 50 studies that revealed a correlation between brain size and behavioral traits such as migration deception and female promiscuity They concluded that this type of research did little to advance an understanding of either brain evolution or function Healy’s and Madsen’s concerns are valid Marzluff says But he adds the study is valuable because of the questions it raises “For example did smarts pay off more for some species than for others Were similar trends seen in social versus solitary species That’s what correlational studies do: They generate questions” Indeed the authors raise several at the end of their study To wit: If hunters are indeed making birds smarter what will this do long-term to bird populations and to the sport of hunting itself Will these birds be increasingly harder to catch for example And how would this affect wild predators that live on these species Mller predicts they’ll have a harder time As for the answer stay tunedNine hundred kilometers off the east coast of Madagascar lies the tiny island paradise of Mauritius The waters are pristine the beaches bright white and the average temperature hovers between 22°C and 28°C (72°F to 82°F) year-round But conditions there may not have always been so idyllic A new study suggests that about 4000 years ago a prolonged drought on the island left many of the native species such as dodo birds and giant tortoises dead in a soup of poisonous algae and their own feces The die-off happened in an area known as Mare aux Songes which once held a shallow lake that was an important source of fresh water for nonmigratory animals Today it’s just a grassy swamp but beneath the surface fossils are so common and so well preserved that the area qualifies as what scientists call a Lagersttte which in German means “storage space” "What I wanted to know was how did this drought cause this graveyard” says Erik de Boer a paleoecologist at the University of Amsterdam “How did so many animals die” To find out de Boer and colleagues analyzed sediment cores taken from the area The layers in a core contain markers that can help scientists reconstruct an ecosystem’s history such as preserved pollens and microbes About 4200 years ago monsoon activity declined dramatically causing a 50-year megadrought on the island The cores revealed that during the same time period the ancient lake became a muddy salty swamp “Annually the lake would get some fresh water in however this drinking water turned foul during the dry season” de Boer says Things got bad fairly quickly for local animals once the lake began to dry up the team reports in the current issue of The Holocene Sanitation appears to have become a major issue with so many animals crowding around the shrinking source of fresh water “The animals lived around the edges and the excrements probably got mixed up in the wetlands" de Boer says "It’s like a big toilet” Even worse the researchers’ analysis shows that the feces-flooded waters encouraged the growth of single-celled algae and bacteria—diatoms and cyanobacteria—which can cause poisonous algal blooms The circumstances combined to create what the scientists refer to as a “deadly cocktail” that they think killed many of the animals preserved as fossils at Mare aux Songes today Exactly how many animals died in the mucky lakebed is unclear The study estimates that hundreds of thousands of vertebrates may be preserved at the site but paleontologist Julian Hume who has been studying the island for nearly 20 years thinks that number is far too high “They haven’t taken into account how the density of bones differs across the whole site” Hume says He agrees with the team’s reconstruction of the deadly cocktail but says that most of the fossils have been found along the lake’s shores and that fewer animals died where the water was deeper Regardless of the total number of fatalities researchers all agree that the megadrought didn’t wipe out the island’s dodos and giant tortoises completely Both populations rebounded when the rains returned and the animals would survive for another 3800 years before the Dutch arrived in 1638 and hunted them to extinction?s responsibility to verify the signature on the credit card slip with the specimen signature. making it unlikely that inbreeding was a necessity for these early farmers.

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