Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)
Also known as the Little spotted cat or tirgillo, the oncilla is a small species of spotted cat that is native to montane and tropical rainforests in Central and South America, ranging from Costa Rica through northern Argentina south to southern Brazil. Like other small cats oncilla are chiefly nocturnal and terrestrial, feeding on a wide range of small vertebrates and occasionally invertebrates.
Currently Leopardus tigrinus is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, as they face threats from deforestation and poaching for their pelts.
Image: Tambako The Jaguar
The sun through sensors and filters’ of SDO.
So… a Giant red leech has been filmed sucking down a 27 INCH earthworm in the rainforests of Borneo for the first time.
It’s like an Italian dinner horror movie.
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"For the first time there is observational evidence for merging galaxies that could result in disc galaxies. This is a large and unexpected step towards understanding the mystery of the birth of disc galaxies," — Junko Ueda from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
now: Earth, photographed by GOES-15, and the Sun, photographed by SDO, September 2014.
13 images each: Earth and the Sun photographed simultaneously at 9pm every day 15th-27th September. The 2nd row shows the same images to scale; The Sun is 109 times wider than Earth.
Image credit: NOAA/NASA (Earth), NASA/SDO, AIA/EVE/HMI (Sun). Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
In summary, the recent papers by Mersini-Houghton and Pfeiffer contribute to a discussion that is decades old, and it is good to see the topic being taken up by the numerical power of today. I am skeptic that their treatment of the negative energy flux is consistent with the expected emission rate during collapse. Their results are surprising and in contradiction with many previously found results. It is thus too early to claim that is has been shown black holes don’t exist.
Autism is primarily a disorder of the brain, but research suggests that as many as nine out of 10 individuals with the condition also suffer from gastrointestinal problems such as inflammatory bowel disease and “leaky gut.” The latter condition occurs when the intestines become excessively permeable and leak their contents into the bloodstream. Scientists have long wondered whether the composition of bacteria in the intestines, known as the gut microbiome, might be abnormal in people with autism and drive some of these symptoms. Now a spate of new studies supports this notion and suggests that restoring proper microbial balance could alleviate some of the disorder’s behavioral symptoms.
At the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology held in May in Boston, researchers at Arizona State University reported the results of an experiment in which they measured the levels of various microbial by-products in the feces of children with autism and compared them with those found in healthy children. The levels of 50 of these substances, they found, significantly differed between the two groups. And in a 2013 study published in PLOS ONE, Italian researchers reported that, compared with healthy kids, those with autism had altered levels of several intestinal bacterial species, including fewer Bifidobacterium, a group known to promote good intestinal health.
One open question is whether these microbial differences drive the development of the condition or are instead a consequence of it. A study published in December 2013 in Cell supports the former idea. When researchers at the California Institute of Technology incited autismlike symptoms in mice using an established paradigm that involved infecting their mothers with a viruslike molecule during pregnancy, they found that after birth, the mice had altered gut bacteria compared with healthy mice. By treating the sick rodents with a health-promoting bacterium called Bacteroides fragilis, the researchers were able to attenuate some, but not all, of their behavioral symptoms. The treated mice had less anxious and stereotyped behaviors and became more vocally communicative.
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