Iran's Raeisi: US created ISIS, supported it in Syria and Iraq

Iran's Raeisi: US created ISIS, supported it in Syria and Iraq

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has stressed...

Gunmen, wanted people join settlement agreement in Tafas, Daraa

Gunmen, wanted people join settlement agreement in Tafas, Daraa

The legal status of a number of gunmen, wanted...

The occupation escalates its attacks on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem

The occupation escalates its attacks on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (ST): During the past two...

100 young men and women compete in the  “Reading Marathon 2021”

100 young men and women compete in the “Reading Marathon 2021”

Under the title “A Step Toward the Future “,...

  • Iran's Raeisi: US created ISIS, supported it in Syria and Iraq

    Iran's Raeisi: US created ISIS, supported it in...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 16:14
  • Occupation announced 31 settlement building plans in the West Bank during the past three months

    Occupation announced 31 settlement building...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 16:11
  • Gunmen, wanted people join settlement agreement in Tafas, Daraa

    Gunmen, wanted people join settlement agreement...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 11:24
  • Palestinian prisoners’ battle of empty stomachs continues in protest against the occupation’s crimes

    Palestinian prisoners’ battle of empty stomachs...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 10:30
  • Minister of Electricity: Yesterday’s electricity outage caused by terrorist attack

    Minister of Electricity: Yesterday’s...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 09:53
  • The Turkish occupation’s heavy artillery fire targets houses in Al-Dardara village in Hasakah

    The Turkish occupation’s heavy artillery fire...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 08:23
  • Syria, WIPO sign agreement on establishing technology and innovation support centers in Syria

    Syria, WIPO sign agreement on establishing...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 08:00
  • Syrian Arab tribes and clans renew their total rejection of any illegal foreign presence in Syria

    Syrian Arab tribes and clans renew their total...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 07:51
  • The (SDF) militia besieges residential areas in Hasakeh and kidnaps a number of men and elderly people

    The (SDF) militia besieges residential areas in...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 07:48
  • Aleppo Countryside: Nine people injured in a truck bomb explosion in the city of Al-Bab

    Aleppo Countryside: Nine people injured in a...

    Saturday, 18 September 2021 07:46
  • Ambassador Khaddour: Syria has fulfilled its obligations towards the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

    Ambassador Khaddour: Syria has fulfilled its...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 15:08
  • Dozens of Palestinians  injured as a result of the occupation's suppression of demonstrations in the West Bank

    Dozens of Palestinians injured as a result of...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 15:01
  • The occupation escalates its attacks on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem

    The occupation escalates its attacks on...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 14:51
  • The first flight of Pakistan International Airlines arrives at Damascus International Airport

    The first flight of Pakistan International...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 14:46
  • Syria's tennis team defeats Sri Lanka and tops its Davis Cup group

    Syria's tennis team defeats Sri Lanka and tops...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 14:38
  • Ambassador Ala: Coercive measures targeting Syria are immoral and harm its efforts for development and reconstruction

    Ambassador Ala: Coercive measures targeting...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 09:13
  • The American occupation brings in 60 vehicles loaded with logistical supplies to support its illegal bases in Hasakeh countryside

    The American occupation brings in 60 vehicles...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 09:00
  • Russian Defense: Al-Nusra terrorists carried out 29 attacks in the de-escalation zone in Idleb

    Russian Defense: Al-Nusra terrorists carried...

    Friday, 17 September 2021 08:49
  • CSTO member states strongly condemn terrorism and extremism in all their forms

    CSTO member states strongly condemn terrorism...

    Thursday, 16 September 2021 17:46
  • 100 young men and women compete in the  “Reading Marathon 2021”

    100 young men and women compete in the ...

    Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:38

Economy & Aftermath

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The historic visitors center in Palmyra is put into service after its restoration

The historic visitors center in Palmyra …

The Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Governorate of Homs, put the historic visitors center building in the ancient city of Palmyra into service, after its restoration as a result of the attacks of the terrorist “ISIS” organization, at an estimated cost of 300 million Syrian pounds.

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25 Syrian artists honor the artist, Laila Nasir

25 Syrian artists honor the artist, Lail…

The Fine Artists Union hosted a collective exhibition at People's Hall in Damascus to honor the artist, Laila Nasir, in the appreciation of her artistic career through her long and rich journey in painting.   The participating artists displayed 25 paintings in addition to presenting 8 paintings by Laila Nasir.  The artists expressed their respect to her for what she presented to the Syrian plastic art.

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100 young men and women compete in the  “Reading Marathon 2021”

100 young men and women compete in the …

Under the title “A Step Toward the Future “, the Revolutionary Youth Union, in cooperation with the Ministries of Education and Culture, launched the final stage of the national central competition of  free reading “Reading Marathon 2021” at Al-Assad National Library in Damascus . Taking part in the final stage of the  “ Reading Marathon 2021” , which will continue until the sixteenth of this September,were 100 young men and women from different...

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Syria sends letters to international humanitarian organization on Israel’s violation of Syrian citizens’ rights in the occupied Golan

Syria sends letters to international hum…

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Syria has appealed to the international humanitarian organizations to  press Israeli occupation authorities to stop violations of Syrian citizens’ rights in the occupied Syrian Golan and to immediately intervene to enable them to return to their towns.   “Upon the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the Syrian permanent mission, sent letters to the Office of the UN High Commis...

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 Bluetongued skinks of the genus Tiliqua are medium-large sized lizards widely found throughout Australia, eastern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. They are well camouflaged but their strikingly blue tongues are distinct and are UV-reflective in species in which this has been measured. When attacked, they open their mouths wide to reveal their tongues.

The research team set out to investigate the tactics that bluetongue skinks use to ward off attackers, and focused on the largest of the bluetongue skinks, the northern bluetongue skink (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia). This omnivorous, ground-dwelling lizard of northern Australia is well camouflaged thanks to the broad brown bands across its back. However, birds, snakes, monitor lizards -- all animals thought to have UV vision -- are among its main predators.

First the researchers gathered information about the colour and intensity of different parts of the lizard's tongue using a portable spectrophotometer to measure the tongues of thirteen skinks. The first exciting finding was that the blue tongue is actually a UV-blue tongue. The researchers then established that the rear of the skinks' tongues was almost twice as bright as the tips. When a predator approached, the skinks would remain camouflaged until the very last moment, before opening their mouths widely and revealing their highly conspicuous UV-blue tongues.

The next part of the study involved simulating 'attacks' on these lizards using model (fake) predators. The team used a snake, a bird, a goanna (monitor lizard), a fox and a piece of wood as a control. The model predator attacks were simulated within a controlled environment.

"The lizards restrict the use of full-tongue displays to the final stages of a predation sequence when they are most at risk, and do so in concert with aggressive defensive behaviours that amplify the display, such as hissing or inflating their bodies," explains lead author Arnaud Badiane. "This type of display might be particularly effective against aerial predators, for which an interrupted attack would not be easily resumed due to loss of inertia."

The more intense the attack and the risk they were experiencing, the more full-tongue displays the animals were seen to use, and the greater section of their tongues they would reveal. Such displays were also most often triggered by attacking birds and foxes, rather than by snakes or monitor lizards.

"The timing of their tongue display is crucial," adds Badiane. "If performed too early, a display may break the lizard's camouflage and attract unwanted attention by predators and increase predation risk. If performed too late, it may not deter predators."

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