We humans think we are the smartest. We have complex language, we know how to build skyscrapers and museums that exhibit his achievements. The reverse side of our intelligence is the invention of bombs, but let’s not talk today about the sad. However, the more we learn about the animal world, the better we understand that and our neighbors on the planet is also very, very not stupid.
Cognitive abilities of chimpanzees and other primates has long been appreciated, but for the Einsteins among other fauna a lot.
Pigs are perhaps the smartest Pets on the planet. The level of intelligence they can be compared to cats and dogs, but by the ability to solve complex problems, they are markedly superior to balls and Barsik. So pigs can easily understand how the mirror, and begin to study reflected the reality on the subject of food. While the researchers can’t say you see the pig in the mirror they see themselves, and whether you can supply them in a par with monkeys, dolphins and other species that have successfully passed the test for self-identification. Continue reading
Radionuclides affect all biological species regardless of their habitat and environment. But if the degree of exposure of wild animals applies to us only in part, the nuclides in the organism of domestic animals have the potential to become “property” of man.
The accumulation of radioactive substances in the body of a pet.
The main way that radioactive substances enter into the body of a pet is contaminated food and water. It is not excluded the penetration of radionuclides through the respiratory system and skin. The rate of accumulation of radioactive substances and their transition into their milk, meat, eggs and derived products depends on several factors:
the type, age and functional status of the animal;
physical and chemical properties of the radionuclide;
the time and intensity of exposure. Continue reading