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marți, 21 august 2012


 Un siloz din Arctica pastreaza 100 de milioane din plantele noastre. Svalbard International Seed Vault (SISV), cunoscut si ca “seiful pentru sfarsitul lumii", este conceput pentru a pastra cate un esantion din toate varietatile de plante cunoscute de om.

Obiectivul este de a-l transforma, intr-un fel de arca a lui Noe, o magazie enorma care contine esantioane din plantele necesare pentru ca o fiinta umana sa reinceapa cucerirea Pamantului daca s-ar produce un dezastru ecologic, fie datorata unei cauze naturale, fie actiunii omului.

Cuba zoo gets ready for Namibian wild animals

The National Zoological Park in Cuba's capital, Havana, is busy preparing for a delivery that it hopes will transform its fortunes: 146 wild animals, donated by the government of Namibia.

The operation is so large it has been dubbed Noah's Ark II.

The vast majority of the animals, which include lions, leopards and buffalo, will be flown from Africa at the end of September, followed several months later by 10 baby rhinos and five elephants.


Today, we visit Herodotus. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them.

From twenty five hundred years ago, Herodotus said these words:

Here are presented the results of the enquiry carried out by Herodotus of Halicarnassus. The purpose is to prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time, and to preserve the fame of the important and remarkable achievements produced by both Greeks and non-Greeks ...