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a special training center in tanzania. it's called. mind detection equipment. that. actually traditionally. the most deadly remnants of conflict they're often found years after. and serious injury isn't the only problem. imagine how it must feel to live with a. mind lurking somewhere near your home. to help
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make the problem of landmines. but it will be a full nine months before he becomes a real pro for now he simply spends his time with his family. it's no coincidence that giant rats were chosen to sniff mines in the wild their extraordinary sense of smell was them to search for food buried deep underground it works with. the key is to train the. discovery of t.n.t. with food and that's not difficult because everyone knows how intelligent rats. the really hard part is making sure that the rat doesn't make any mistakes that could be fatal not just for the rat. the regular rats their ask. clear from the way they eat these giant rats have special pouches
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in their cheeks to stole food just like hamsters so this particular animal is on the cusp between being a rat in a house this perhaps that's why they're just a little bit cuter. i guess i should add to another really great benefit of our species of rats is that they're really curious which lab rats are curious as well but they are various social in terms of they're really willing to work with people. sometimes will develop that relationship with you but i don't think they develop it quite as readily. meanwhile isaac has grown he's now four weeks old i'm training can begin like all children isaac's schooling
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starts with the kindergarten. although it is a camera he helps little rats to feel comfortable around people. to see the defeat into. the. norm we teach the. truth. interacting with a carer is a vital part of the learning process it's important for isaac's socialization mind sniffing rats mustn't run away from bites people. when he grows up eyes or cool way around a kilo and his body will. thirty to forty centimeters in length just about as long
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as his tail. because they're so big grilled. is our favorite local street food. started at school he spends his early weeks learning the basic rule that he means food. is used to reinforce the learned response. counters an empty container because no so. this one does contain t.n.t. and the click tells him that he can claim a treat. well in general the hamburgers really let her do her thing they don't get involved or train influence her in any way but the
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rats into the rats as a different behavior just before they find. they have certain behavior some of them like to clean themselves they like to groom themselves they're very clean. they don't like to get wet or maybe there's. some of them will walk around in circles some even stand up in the air. so they have no said she's found some think it just has. indicated where. a rats remarkable sense of smell can detect the tiniest traces of t.n.t. . they can sense the explosive even when it's fifteen to twenty centimeters on the ground their noses over not so secret weapon imagine if humans had similar abilities ok if you were in a pitch black room and somebody entered the house from. i
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would say i think one kilometer away and it's pitch black and you can't hear anything you might be able to detect that something changed but that's also very hard for me to say because i really as a scientist i need evidence to support such a claim and i don't have. isaac and his sister at the gym they can give their paws a good workout sharpen their teeth. but enjoy a sense of freedom. said looks as though isaac's trying to set out on his first trip. nice troy. a brief chase. a few
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a breath so fresh. and he soon back in the fold. they know what they are doing they know what to be expect from. barry no doubt if to. do very we want. to be war. powerful for. very very very bored he learned most you have to report. don't they don't understand this so i remember very well the words. and that's what we are doing. for about
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a. week these students are only fed the food given the streaks during training. and. during the weekend. given a veritable feat. of peanuts and dried fish this. is great for their bones. no feast. he. says here.
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in the wild. underground. quite independent within the. live in their own. food with neighbors. females can choose their own. group that works a little like a parliament with both male and female members. it's a big day for isaac. is about to move into high school. just like every graduate to be he gets his own personal transport.
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now. his field training. giant power grabs on nocturnal they sleep by day but have active night lives. carers try to adjust to the rats biorhythms they set out at five thirty in the morning so a field training session can start at six. bits
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for moments like this that isaac has been trained is not alone by the sound of the edge of. prescribe medication is widespread on the us market and a frequent cause of death at that point in my life. like everything with my family was literally coming unglued i had actually planned. to commit suicide what or who has made antidepressants so commonly used we were doing what the doctors told us to do we were being responsible and what the real side effects. was is gellatly alter what i did was done on a cocktail of legal drugs. just because
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something's legal doesn't mean it's safe. martial. islamic state claims it was behind the manchester terror attack by the north front so kill the priest every time a terrorist attack happens all these people are out there screaming i says so bad someone needs to do something for me. why don't. you. check if.
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syria. was a situation like israel and palestine is not a country where i meet a lot of people were told although everybody. is a very serious situation people have been much more. in a. day. years ago i traveled across the united states exploring america's deadly love affair with a gun if a bad guy tried to get to my family member he would have better law. and hurting my my baby since my book was published in the year two thousand more than
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the whole familia. ricans not been killed by firearms in the us i only had a thought in yes i did yes this is a middle school we go through drills and we put ourselves in real scenarios it was interesting to see kill actually got hit by a mob guy and i decided to return to the subject to track down each gun owner who i'd met and photographed those years ago i don't know that but we are not. my conclusion use good to be neat to train to drink. again. and now you've learned get beyond the one. reason three come because.
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it's the white man who is telling them. the black you have to do does it does and does not. really have to. do is material enough for the old to be used to dream the young. isaac remains calm while he's in for his class to start. the trust between trainer and ranch run steve. he lets isaac out of the cage. without even bothering to follow.
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it. they have to concentrate them on to be a viewer of that day they have to. do and make an interpretation of for the writ is doing. would you do when you were telling. isaac is now demonstrating model behavior by not until. he sniffs at the air. and. this is the result of several months of training. it looks as though isaac might offend some t.n.t.
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. he tries to rid his nose of all extraneous scent. he thinks he senses something but needs to reset his smelling operators to be sure . this is the spot. no. consent his signal. it's like watching two old friends getting together. at first but for him. i mean she was not running she was walking.
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she sniffed every room. she. has. to steve to t.n.t. . it's asserted she wasn't there. t.m.t. . isaac seems to have passed with flying colors. now it's time to evaluate his loyalty. no one wants to chase or run away red across a life minefield that would be deadly that's why it's important that the rats follow their handlers voluntarily without a leash. isaac is displaying
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textbook behavior as this training is over. now it's time for the real world to begin. traveling to see. in cambodia. this is home to one of the ancient aka textural wonders of the world. and caught a fact. millions of tourists travel here to take their best selfies tourism
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is one of cambodia's main sources of revenue. but there are still landmines left over from the civil war and very seriously hampering any further growth and tourism to say nothing of the danger to life. when it comes to square miles of minefields cambodia is second only to afghanistan . the number of injuries caused by landmines is the highest in the world now though the situation is changing for the better in the popular tourist resorts mines can only be seen in museums but there are still many dangerous areas in the country. isaac is here to help with mine clearance. new instructor applies sunscreen to his
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skin. because giant rats and nocturnal creatures their skin isn't accustomed to high levels of u.v. if they were left unprotected and run the risk of developing skin cancer. ears and tails of the most delicate spots. we didn't see them doing this in africa because the training center was high in the mountains in the town of . at this time of year it's much cooler there than here in cambodia. if we take a closer look at the probables it's raining but isaac still has some screen applied . the sun might come out once the team stops working.
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this is no drill. between dawn's protective vests and helmets. no one knows exactly health protection they get would offer. they're off to work. he's not a hundred. but look at you from the top on the next question is not bad but these. if something exploded. in the not being as. you something explored at least to a point that they don't want an office rather than having nothing. just as we make our way to the minefield it rains again. if we do rains and then. march.
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we think that there is no. i mean is going on is not easy for them. that's why when the rains a lot then we don't know what. it doesn't look as though we'll get to see ice a connection or range getting heavier. c . c feet are. pretty good. very good. there. are.
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one more try. it's not clear if the rain will get in the way again. the mind of taken team is out in the field after all. isaac is investigating the ground. nothing so far. suddenly he starts to wash his face. this means he's identified a suspicious scent. the disposal experts approaches.
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he has been something. he seems to be really quite relaxed so perhaps it's not a mine off to rule. in mind. i thought.
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it. was highlighted in yellow. the disposal team has. to work everyone gets a banana. and they all seem to enjoy it. for this moment of triumph now it's time for a rest. real heroes glory true heroes need to rest to build up their strength for their future endeavors.
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another round of cambodia's mine clearance campaign has come to an end the field engineers have a chance to relax and take a leaf out of the judge's book then night life is almost as exciting as the rats. in. this story of a land mine and. that's all there is to it.
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two more russian speaking children rescued from i still held territory are reunited with their families and are supporting a campaign to find the youngsters relatives. also ahead the start of the spanish government seeks to prosecute hundreds of independence members in the rest. of referendum. brought killer with clinton's new memoir to what she thinks cost her the chance to become u.s. president.


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