A group of students reportedly lured a dog to its death intentionally. They tossed the ball across a busy road, knowing that the animal would run after it.
A college in Ireland is currently investigating a troubling incident. Authorities at the University of Limerick claimed that a group of students lured a dog to its death intentionally.
A nearby resident on College Court Drive spoke about the act claiming that a group of drunken college goers had gathered on property, located near a busy road. A small dog was attracted to the crowd and joined them out of curiosity.
The students decided to play a game with the innocent canine. They purposely waited until a van was driving down the street. Then they tossed the ball across the road, knowing that the dog would run after it.
Sadly the pooch did just that. The animal was struck by the van and killed.
To make the situation even more atrocious, the students were laughing after the dog was hit. A petition has been signed seeking punishment for those responsible.
How do you think the students should be disciplined? Should they be suspended from the University?
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Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University have identified the genetic mutation that makes people have Nordic blonde hair. The mutation takes place in the KITLG gene, which is responsible for many cell types like melanocytes that dictate skin color. Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University have identified the genetic mutation that makes people have Nordic blonde hair. The mutation takes place in the KITLG gene, which is responsible for many cell types like melanocytes that dictate skin color. David Kingsley from Stanford University, who led the study is quoted in a press release as saying: “This particular genetic variation in humans is associated with blond hair, but it isn't associated with eye color or other pigmentation traits.” To make this scientific discovery, scientists studied the three-spined stickleback fish and found that changes in a single letter of the genetic code acts in a similar way to cause pigmentation variation in humans.The researchers experimented with the genetic configuration in mice and proved that the change of a single letter affected how light or dark their hair was. There are actually several genes that affect hair color, but this particular mutation makes Nordic blondes, and is most prevalent in Scandinavia. Understanding how small changes in genetics affect things like hair color can also help experts figure out how other traits like predisposition to disease are decided by genetic mutations.
When customers come to the window of a bodega in Japan, they're greeted by an adorable Shiba Inu. At a small cigarette shop in Japan, a dog greets customers at the window. The Shiba Inu, reportedly named Shiva-kun belongs to the owners of store near a Tokyo railway station.Shiva-kun spends his days lazing about his cubbyhole underneath the store's counter, usually chewing on his favorite green vegetable.When a customer arrives, he quickly pops up and uses his paw to open the window. The adorable dog is helping the store garner repeat customers. It's unknown whether the dog began doing this on his own, or if his owners trained him. Shiba Inu's are the smallest of Japan's native breeds. Originally bred for hunting in Japan's mountains, Shiba Inu's also are great as watchdogs and companions.Part of Shiva-kun's appeal is that he looks just like Doge, a popular internet meme featuring a Shiba Inu. For a breed that started out as hunters, there appears to be a new line of
Here are 10 fascinating see-through animals. Not all animals are blessed with thick, beautifully patterned fur or shiny, colorful scales, but that doesn’t necessarily make them less intriguing.Here are 10 fascinating see-through animals.Number 10. Glass Frog. They’re named such because their upper skin is a translucent green while the flesh on their underbelly is crystal clear. They like to hang out on – and blend into – the trees of the humid Central and South American forests.Number 9. Barton Springs salamander. This Texan reptile’s sheer outer covering may help it hide from predators, but sadly it hasn’t been able to protect it from pollutants. As the creature relies on all-too-scarce clean spring water, it’s among the most endangered species in North America. Number 8. Pelagic octopus. Unlike the creatures that spend much of their time on the ocean floor, this octopus lives in mid-depth waters. Its transparency is the result of extreme environmental adaptation. Number 7. Pram bug. It may look kind of cool, but if you ever see one of these sea crustaceans it’s advised that you swim for your life. They make nests by killing, eating and occupying the corpses of other creatures. Number 6. Larval squid. Here’s a neat trick. This sea dweller’s outer cover reveals its inner organs, but it’s not completely without pigmentation. It has random patches of color that can be changed at will, giving it an impressive camouflage advantage. Number 5. Glass wing butterfly. Butterflies get their colorful appearance from scales that reflect light. This little flier is lacking in that department, which is what renders its wings almost entirely transparent. Number 4. Barreleye fish. The large, clear area on the fish’s head is what allows it to catch a glimpse of what’s swimming above it. Its eyes have a pretty amazing rotation range and can also look straight ahead. Number 3. Ghost shrimp. This crustacean is about as clear as living things get. In some environments the only time they are even noticed is right after they’ve eaten something colorful. Number 2. Crocodile ice fish. In addition to being mostly translucent, this swimmer has another unique coloration issue. It lacks red blood cells and hemoglobin, making it a white-blooded being. Number 1. Hydromedusae. Much like the Medusa of Ancient Greece fame, one of this jellyfish’s most notable physical traits is its great number of serpentine extensions. The undersea version, however, isn’t nearly as dangerous and most don’t even sting. Which see-through creature do you find most fascinating?
Jellyfish are overpopulated on some beaches, and this can cause a variety of problems like swimmers getting stung, and in one case they even clogged the intake pipes of a nuclear power plant in Sweden, which forced it to shut down. But now, a company is Israel, where the beaches are often overrun with jellyfish, has decided to use the large number of pests to make a product that can be used in paper towels and diapers. Could jellyfish save our planet’s landfills from disposable diapers? One Israeli company seems to think so. Jellyfish populations can be vast at times, making beaches dangerous and stinging swimmers. Swarms have even been responsible for shutting down a nuclear power plant in Sweden by clogging the intake system. But now, a nanotechnology company in Israel, where the beaches are often overrun with jellyfish, is combating both problems by using them to make a highly absorbent product for applications like paper towels and diapers. Cine’al Ltd. is in the process of developing hydromash, a material made from jellyfish that they say is much more absorbent than most kinds of paper towels. According to the company, the material will biodegrade within about 30 days of use, unlike the synthetic polymers that most companies currently utilize in diapers and other absorbent products. Ofer Du-nour, chairman and president of Cine’al, and head of investment firm Capital nano, is quoted as saying: "One third of disposable waste in dumps consists of diapers. In its first year, a newborn baby generates, on average, 70 kilos of diapers a year, maybe more."The Hydromash will utilize nano-particles that can incorporate anti-bacterial and tissue-healing properties, along with various different colors or scents.=
At the end of six days, the idol is taken for immersion in a procession amid loud chants of 'Bolo Durga mai-ki jai' (glory be to Mother Durga') and 'aashchhe bochhor abar hobe' ('it will happen again next year') and drumbeats to the river or other water body. It is cast in the waters symbolic of the departure of the deity to her home with her husband in the Himalayas. After this, in a tradition called Vijaya Dashami, families visit each other and sweetmeats are offered to visitors (Dashami is literally "tenth day" and Vijay is "victory"). Durga Puja commemorates the annual visit of the Goddess with Her children to Her parents' home, leaving finally on the Dashami to be re-united with Shiva. This leaving ceremony is symbolised by the immersion of the idols on Dashami. Durga Puja is also a festivity of Good (Ma Durga) winning over the evil (Mahishasur the demon). It is a worship of power of Good which always wins over the bad. Initially the Puja was organised by rich families since they had the money to organise the festival. During the late 19th and early 20th century, a burgeoning middle class, primarily in Calcutta, wished to observe the Puja. They created the community or Sarbojanin Pujas. These Pujas are organised by a committee which represents a locality or neighbourhood. They collect funds called "chaanda" through door-to-door subscriptions, lotteries, concerts etc. These funds are pooled and used for the expenses of pandal construction, idol construction, ceremonies etc. The balance of the fund is generally donated to a charitable cause, as decided by the committee. Corporate sponsorships of the Pujas have gained momentum since the late 1990s. Major Pujas in Calcutta and in major metro areas such as Delhi and Chennai now derive almost all of their funds from corporate sponsorships. Community fund drives have become a formality. Despite the resources used to organise a Puja, entry of visitors into the Pandal is always free. Pujas in Calcutta and elsewhere experiment with innovative concepts every year. Communities have created prizes for Best Pandal, Best Puja, and other categories. Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As of 2008, its economic output as measured by gross domestic product ranked third among South Asian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi.As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems. Source:Wikipedia This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of tens of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at rupindang @ gmail . com and email@example.com.