Study: mysterious fairy circles are caused by termites

These insects were the only organism found regularly in the early stages of the formation of the fairy circles. The grass root-eating sand termites reduced the grass growth in the vegetationless flats, according to jurgens. Other experts vehemently contradict the biologist.

Fairy circles occur in hundreds of thousands in the arid land near the southwestern coast of africa. Each of the points, drawn as if with a compass, is surrounded by a wreath of tall grass at a closer look. From the bird's perspective the red spots are almost priceless. With diameters up to about 20 meters, they give the impression that the earth had freckles.

Coburg gallery shows colorful paintings by james rizzi

Whether human, whether animal, whether skyscraper in new york, everything laughs, wobbles happily three-dimensional, everything is united in the coarse teeming james rizzi cosmos, into which also the spectator is irresistibly pulled. After the very successful exhibition in 2008, this unmistakable and original world of art can now be experienced again here in coburg in a rough retrospective in the gallery in der remise. One thing, however, is no longer to be expected this time, the encounter with the artist, who won numerous fans during his visit to coburg at that time. James rizzi died in december 2011 only 61 years old.

So now a train of – yes reverence has come into the contemplation of rizzi's jagged and wavy little figures, which are drawn all over the world, but also too well suited to occupy plates and cups and many objects of everyday use. Products from rizzi's goebel edition, porcelain and hand-painted glass, also complement the lively exhibition in the wiesenstrabe. Isn't that a way to make our world lighter and brighter??

Hamilton in the “zone” – and what schumacher has to do with it

The formula 1 immediately tweeted a video with michael schumacher. "He is a very talented driver," he said in the interview of a british broadcaster before the 2007 season. Schumacher was then for the first time in horsepower retirement. About whom he spoke? Lewis hamilton.

The briton started his career in the king's class of motorsports at that time. At the end of this year, this hamilton will most likely have replaced schumacher as the most successful driver in the history of formula 1.

“I liked to shape bamberg”

The man is serious. This becomes clear not only when looking at the comprehensive draft for a "municipal election program bamberg" of the party volt clearly, on which hans-gunter brunker with its 25 comrades-in-arms works since six weeks. 1.3 percent of the people of bamberg voted for volt in the european elections 2019, now the young pan-european party also wants to run in the municipal elections 2020 – with hans-gunter brunker as a candidate for the office of mayor of badenburg.

"I liked bamberg design. This has been my home for many years, I have grown fond of the city", says the 52-year-old, for whom the time has come for a change in bamberg. The married father of three has been working as a freelance actor, speaker and presenter since 2013. Previously, the doctor of chemistry was, among other things, a consultant at mckinsey and managing director of a biotechnology company. "I was able to gain a lot of experience and my view is relatively broad. That's important for someone who wants to be active in the community.", says brunker. "In bamberg, there is a sense that the citizens are really interested in their city." when the native of bad bruckenau joined volt, he found "the right people with the right goals" hit. Although his party is still small in bamberg, volt is growing very strongly and has unusually committed members.

Toyota remains industry leader – vwand gmrucken up

Toyota remains industry leader - vwand gmrucken up

But rivals general motors and volkswagen are catching up; in the second quarter, GM was already able to overtake its japanese competitor.

The toyota group, which also includes daihatsu and hono motors, sold a total of 4.9 million vehicles, the group announced on friday. Number 2, general motors, increased sales by 3.9 percent to 4.85 million cars, followed by VW with around 4.7 million cars and an increase of 5.5 percent.

Slump in organ donations startles government

"What we know is that the new laws make such a manipulation attempt, as we have experienced in gottingen, impossible," said health minister daniel bahr (FDP) on thursday in berlin. According to the german press agency (dpa), public prosecutors have meanwhile filed charges against the former head of gottingen's transplant medicine department.

Two days before organ donation day, bahr launched a nationwide campaign with celebrities. "I don't see, when i'm diagnosed with brain death, that these valuable organs are burned or buried," said actor klaus J. Behrendt ("crime scene"). He, like olympic biathlon and weightlifting champions kati wilhelm and matthias steiner, advertises on crude posters for organ donations.

Suter wins small crystal ball in downhill race

Suter wins small crystal ball in downhill race

Corinne suter’s tears of glory and joy were already rolling when the downhill race in crans-montana was still in full swing.

After just a few starters, the swiss skier had the certainty of winning the discipline world cup in downhill for the first time in her career. Before the world cup final in mid march in the noble italian ski resort of cortina d’ampezzo, the 25-year-old, who finished second in the downhill, as she did the day before, can no longer take the small crystal globe out of reach.

Mini portions for euro crisis countries

Mini portions for euro crisis countries

It relies on strategies that have been used for years in emerging countries in africa and asia: smaller portions or packaging without frills, so that even customers with shrunken wallets stay with the manufacturer. The industry seems to agree that the economic crisis will depress sales expectations in the countries for years to come.

"If a spaniard only spends an average of 17 euros per purchase, then i can’t sell him detergent for half his budget," said unilever europe boss jan zijderveld to the "financial times deutschland" (monday edition). "In indonesia, we sell individual packages of shampoo for two to three cents and still earn a good amount of money," says the company’s CEO. "We know how to do it, but in europe we forgot how to do it in the years before the crisis."

1000 Liters are done

1000 liters are done

It's a great idea that the young tim pistor from buchau already had in january of last year: to donate 1000 liters of apple juice to the kulmbacher tafel with the help of other partners (as already reported in detail).

Yesterday, on the premises of the "tafel the official handover. Representatives of the schwarzach-schmeilsdorf horticultural association, the kulmbach-kronach savings bank, the transition kulmbacher land and of course the tafel were also present.