A study published this week in the journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests that dogs choose to relieve themselves along a north-south axis in line with Earth’s magnetic field.
The researchers wrote: “Our analysis of the raw data indicates that dogs not only prefer N-S direction, but at the same time they also avoid E-W direction”.
Not only people are sensitive, but animals have instincts too.
Jang Song Thaek, who had been considered Kim’s second-in-command, has been executed.
Jang and his five closest aides were set upon by 120 hunting hounds which had been starved for five days.
He was Canadian Minister of Defense in the 1960s, ruling over the country’s armed forces during the time of the Cold War — and when he retired he publicly stated that we are not alone in the universe, and that some guests from outer space actually live here, on planet Earth.
Via The Local:
The number of people seeking asylum in Sweden increased by 24 percent in 2013 to 54.259, with the highest number of migrants seeking refuge coming from Syria.
Via The Swedish Wire:
Sweden does no longer have the world’s highest taxes, new EU statistics shows.
Denmark, Belgium and France has overtaken the Scandinavian country, Swedish Radio said.
At its peak, taxes accounted for 50 percent of Sweden’s gross domestic product.
Now they have fallen to below 45 percent, a reduction of more than 100 billion kronor ($15 billion).
If the trend continues at the same pace, Sweden will be down to EU average of 40 percent within six, seven years, the TT news agency said.
The Swedish government has pledged a fifth round of income tax cuts since 2006 in an effort to boost consumer spending.
The central bank this month cut its main lending rate to 0.75 percent from 1 percent to boost demand after consumer prices unexpectedly fell last month.
Via The Independent
The sun has “flipped upside down”, with its north and south poles reversed to reach the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24, which will be completed in 11 years time, Nasa has said.