The Peninsula Hotels enables travelers to beat the

first_imgThe Peninsula Hotels enables travelers to beat the winter blues by indulging in personal pampering with two special promotions – Winter Escapes and The Suite Life. Guests booking the Winter Escapes promotion will receive complimentary breakfast for two as well as their choice of an added-value benefit (varies by hotel). Highlights include a complimentary room upgrade, limousine transfer, afternoon tea, spa credit or dining credit.Travelers interested in booking a suite for one night will receive a second night in the suite complimentary as part of The Suite Life promotion. Both offers are available now through March 31, 2010.Winter Escapes From now through March 31, 2010 inclusive, each of the Peninsula’s nine hotels in the U.S. and Asia offer a menu of three enticing value-added options. Celebrating its first winter as the jewel of The Bund, the recently opened Peninsula Shanghai also welcomes travelers for a winter escape. Guests booking rooms or suites can select one to tailor their stay to their personal taste and preferences, making a stay at any of the Peninsula hotels worldwide even more memorable. Highlights include: -$50 dollar gift certificate to The Peninsula Spa by ESPA at The Peninsula New York -Two hour canal tour for two at The Peninsula Bangkok -$50 towards dinner for two at the acclaimed Avenues at The Peninsula Chicago -Afternoon tea for two at The Peninsula Hong Kong, a legendary high tea experience -$100 credit towards services The Spa at The Peninsula Beverly Hills -A pair of Peninsula Teddy Bears or champagne at The Peninsula Tokyo -Private tour of the Ayala Museum from The Peninsula ManilaThe Suite Life Within the same period, guests at any of the hotels with the exception of The Peninsula Bangkok can also enjoy a complimentary second night when booking a two-night suite stay with The Suite Life.www.peninsula.comlast_img read more

Anthraxcarrying flies follow monkeys through the forest

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Anthrax-carrying flies follow monkeys through the forest Nearly 12% of the flies carried sylvatic anthrax, which causes more than 38% of wildlife deaths in rainforest ecosystems. The researchers hypothesize that flies could be at least partially responsible for the persistent spread of the disease, which is transmitted by a different microbe from the type of anthrax that infects people. A few flies also carried the bacterium that causes yaws, a disfiguring skin disease that affects both humans and animals.Next, the team will explore whether flies follow groups of hunter-gatherer humans around, and whether these fly behaviors have caused primates to change their own behavior over time. Although mangabeys are known to use tools, researchers have not yet observed them wielding fly swatters.*Correction, 12 July, 3:55 p.m.: The original picture that ran with this item was of a chimpanzee, not a monkey. The image has been updated. By Eva FrederickJul. 12, 2019 , 1:30 PM Humans aren’t the only primates flies follow around. The insects tail monkeys, too, according to a new study, and they can carry deadly pathogens such as anthrax.Researchers followed a group of approximately 60 wild sooty mangabeys (their relative, the gray mangabey, is pictured), small furry monkeys with light-colored eyelids and long slender arms and legs, in the tropical rainforest of Taï National Park in Ivory Coast. They caught flies within the group of mangabeys and at distances up to 1 kilometer away. The researchers found about eight to 11 times more flies inside the group than in the rest of the forest. The same was true for three different groups of chimps.Next, the team gently dabbed nail polish on nearly 1600 flies to find out whether the same group of insects followed the mangabeys, or whether the primates attracted different flies as they moved through the trees. The marked flies kept turning up around the mangabeys, even 12 days later when the group had moved more than 1 kilometer away, the team reports in Molecular Ecology. Email Click to view the privacy policy. 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