Israel: Wildfires rage across Haifa forcing residents to flee

Israel: Wildfires rage across Haifa forcing residents to flee

Raging wildfires have been spreading across many parts of Israel fanned by unusually strong easterly winds. It is feared that more than 2,000 acres of land has been affected by the fires, which has also forced nearly 80,000 people to flee their homes in Haifa. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested arsonists to be involved in the incident and has called for foreign help. Nov 25, 2016
It’s five years since Curiosity left for Mars – here’s what it found

It’s five years since Curiosity left for Mars – here’s what it found

Curiosity launched on 26 November 2011. After landing on the Red Planet in 2012, it began to churn out discoveries about Mars’ history and present conditions. The mission has now been extended for at least two more years. It will spend the time climbing Mount Sharp on Mars to explore new areas of the planet. Nov 24, 2016
Dogs have episodic memory just like humans

Dogs have episodic memory just like humans

Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology have evidence that dogs have the same kind of episodic memory that allows humans to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didnt hold any particular importance when they occurred. The study found that dogs can recall a persons complex actions even when they dont need to. Researchers used a trick called do as I do; dogs trained to do this watched a person perform an action and then copied it, for example jumping. Next, they trained the dogs to lie down after watching a human action, no matter what it was. After the dogs had learned to lie down, the researchers surprised them by saying Do it and the dogs did. Showing the dogs recalled what theyd seen the person do even though they had no particular reason to think theyd need to remember. This phase showed episodic memory. Nov 23, 2016
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