Unlike most leopards, which are famously spotty, the Malay leopards are melanistic: they have an all-black coat. As a result it has been near-impossible for scientists to tell which individual is which. That meant it was impossible to estimate how many there were, hindering research and conservation efforts. Now scientists from James Cook University in Australia have created a handy little workaround. They adapted the infrared flash of an automatic camera trap to go off even in bright daylight.
According to some conspiracy theorist the world is set to end from an asteroid strike sometime between now and the end of September. NASA has rubbished claims that any large asteroid will destroy our planet any time during the next 100 years but still the stories persist. The theorists have claimed the world will be destroyed upon the asteroids arrival which is estimated to arrive sometime during the next few months. Paul Chodas, from NASA’s Near-Earth Object office, has thrown out the claims. Speaking at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, he said; “There is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth. In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century.”
There is nothing more we love here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…
Speaking as a Bearkeeper, it is occasionally very difficult looking after a load of obstinate bears but I wouldn’t pretend to have as difficult a job as Joe Hollins. Six years ago, Joe became the first permanent vet on the island of St Helena, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Here he looks after the oldest known land animal in the world, a 184-year-old giant tortoise – while at the same time seeing the island enter the modern world with the construction of its first airport. The island of St Helena – a mere 67 sq miles of rock right out in the middle of the Atlantic, 1,300 miles from Angola and 2,000 miles from Brazil – is now on the brink of joining the rest of the world.
Hello everyone, it is me Razzi. Everyone knows that I liked Cher Lloyd, and I have to admit she has it all going for her. She isn’t the ugliest girl I have ever seen, she can hold a tune and she has her “swagger”. She didn’t come onto X Factor and just copy established stars stealing their songs; she put her own style on everything she did. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but like her or not, and there are many who do not like her, she does not deserve some of the nasty comments she gets thrown at her via social media.
Razzi will have to prove he is old enough to visit bear-porn sites as part of a number of measures announced in the Queen’s Speech. As part of its Digital Economy Bill, the government promises more protection for children and young bears online. It also pledged more protection for consumers from spam email and nuisance calls, by ensuring direct consent is obtained for direct marketing. And it reiterated its plans for driverless cars to be tested in the UK.