Wetter
Das Wetter im April 2016
 
Die Rapperswiler Wetterdaten des vergangenen Monats, erfasst und zusammengefasst von Walter Berger.
 
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Paleontology
Sarmientosaurus: New Titanosaur From Argentina
 
Paleontologists led by Dr. Rubén Martínez from the National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco have described a new titanosaurian sauropod: Sarmientosaurus musacchioi.
 
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Nature
Indochinese Tiger to be Reintroduced to Cambodia
 
Good news for the indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti): the highly threatened tiger species - which has been declared extinct in Cambodia a while back - is going to be reintroduced to the Mondulkiri protected forest in the far east of the country.
 
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Paleontology
Dinosaurs Didn't Evolve Fast Enough to Survive
 
According to new research led by University of Reading scientists Dr. Manabu Sakamoto and Dr. Chris Venditti, dinosaurs were already in an evolutionary decline tens of millions of years before the Chicxulub impact finally finished them off.
 
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Prairie Dogs Kill Interspecific Competitors
 
It looks like a plant-based diet of an animal no longer means it wouldn't be killing for food: researchers have observed for the first time that a herbivorous mammal is willingly killing interspecific competitors. To be more precise, the fierce, bloodthirsty creature we're talking about isn't a crocodile, raptor, cat or wolf... it's the innocent looking prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus)!
 
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Researchers Reveal Colors of a Miocene Snake
 
Researchers led by Dr. Maria McNamara from University College Cork revealed the coloration of an ancient (10 million years old) snake.
 
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Wetter
Das Wetter im März 2016
 
Die Rapperswiler Wetterdaten des vergangenen Monats, erfasst und zusammengefasst von Walter Berger.
 
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Sony Plans to Sell an Upgraded 'PlayStation 4.5' for VR & 4K Games
 
The solid days where consoles had lifecycles of 6 to 7 years seem to be over: The Wall Street Journal claims that Sony will unveil an updated PlayStation 4.5 (or 'PS4K') before the release of their highly anticipated PlayStation VR virtual reality solution.
 
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Nature
Die Evolution steuern - dürfen wir das?
 
Mittels "Gene Drive" wollen Biochemiker das Erbgut ganzer Spezies verändern. Krankheiten wie Malaria oder Dengue sollen so ausgerottet werden. Aber dürfen wir das?
 
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Waterfall Climbing Cave Fish Walk Like Tetrapods
 
The waterfall climbing cave fish (Cryptotora thamicola) - a blind hillstream loach (Balitoridae) that can walk up rocks in fast-flowing water or on wet surfaces - walks and climbs waterfalls in a manner comparable to terrestrial vertebrates, a new study led by Dr. Brooke Flammang from New Jersey Institute of Technology finds.
 
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