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Study finds wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs

Study finds wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs

Science
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Scientists from the Wolf Science Center of the Vetmeduni Vienna have shown that wolves understand the connection between cause and effect better than dogs.The study, published today in Scientific Reports, found that domesticated dogs could not make the connection between cause and effect when tested with an object that contained food made noise when shaken, but wolves could.Researchers tested whether wolves and dogs can make use of communicative cues, such as direct eye contact and pointing gestures to choose a correct object, and if the animals had to rely on behavioral cues where they were only shown the location of a hidden food through the researcher's behavior without making eye contact with the animals.The animals were also tested to make inferences about the locati...
John Lewis profits fall by more than half

John Lewis profits fall by more than half

Business
Profits at the John Lewis Partnership have more than halved after the retailer was hit by reorganisation costs and the impact of the weaker pound following the Brexit vote.The partnership said profits in the six months to 29 July fell 53.3% to £26.6m.John Lewis said the fall in the pound had pushed up its costs, hitting profit margins.It added that inflationary pressures, driven by exchange rates and political uncertainty, had hit customer demand.John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield told the BBC: "We should be under no illusions, Brexit is having an effect on the economy, no question. It's the same for everybody, and the main effects are sterling and confidence."Uncertainty is one of the consequences of this, and of course businesses never like uncertainty, because it makes
Offshore wind now cheaper than new nuclear

Offshore wind now cheaper than new nuclear

Business
The cost of new offshore wind power is set to fall by 50% over the next five years following the award of new government contracts.The results of the latest auction for new projects were cheered by environmental campaigners as the contracts - which guarantee a set price for power - tumbled to record lows.The cost fell to £74.75 per megawatt hour (MWh) for projects delivered in 2021/22 and £57.50 for projects in 2022/23.That compares with £92.50 MWh for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station - due to start generating electricity in the latter half of the 2020s.:: Hinkley Point C hit by £1.5 over-run and delayVideo:Hinkley Point costs to rise by more than £1bnThe results of the auction for 11 new contracts, which also included biomass and waste plant energy schemes, should help put do
Hurricane Irma likely to be far worse than monster Andrew

Hurricane Irma likely to be far worse than monster Andrew

Technology
For an entire generation in South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that reshaped a region. Irma is likely to blow that out of the water. Bigger and with a 90-degree different path of potential destruction, Irma is forecast to hit lots more people and buildings than 1992's Andrew, said experts, including veterans of Andrew. At the time Andrew was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history with damages of $ 26.5 billion in 1992 dollars (about $ 50 billion in current dollars), according to the National Weather Service. "The effect of Irma on the state of Florida is going to be much greater than Andrew's effect," said Weather Channel senior hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross, who was a local television meteorologist hailed as a hero during Andrew. "We're dealing with an entirely ...
Camel toe imminent! Coco Austin's privates 'chew up' leggings tighter than skin

Camel toe imminent! Coco Austin's privates 'chew up' leggings tighter than skin

Entertainment
INSTAGRAM / COCO AUSTINNOWHERE TO HIDE: Coco's outfit left little to the imaginationBut the wife of rapper Ice-T flirted with an intimate wardrobe malfunction as she squeezed herself into a pair of leggings that left nowhere to hide.Posing in her walk-in wardrobe, the 38-year-old donned the world's most indecent gym kit.The pink and blue lycra two-piece left very little to the imagination, barely containing her boobs, which looked to be on the brink of a pop-out.The outfit also clung to her nether regions, wrinkling around her crotch as she twisted her hips and pressed her knees together.**COCO AUSTIN SEXY YOGA WITH SISTER**The worst celebrity camel toes EVER It happens to the best of us, and usually the culprit is everyone's favourite piece of gym kit: the lycra legging. Check out our pic