Critically-Endangered West African Lion Going from Strength to Strength in Niokolo Koba, Senegal
Reprinted with permission from World at Large, an independent news outlet covering conflict, travel, science, conservation, and health and fitness. In a thrilling sign of recovery for the Critically-Endangered West African lion, camera trap footage and photos of a West African lioness and her three cubs playing, nursing, and feeding in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park […]
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4 Years After Discovery, the First Viking Ship Burial Found in Over 100 Years Reveals its Lost Secrets
Reprinted with permission from World at Large,Â an independent news outlet covering conflict, travel, science, conservation, and health and fitness. When news broke in 2018 that another Viking-Age ship burial had been found on the shores of the Oslo Fjord, it quickly became one of the finds of the century. Compared to its truly legendary predecessors […]
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‘I warned the FBI about this guy Osama bin Laden’: the people who predicted disasters, from the 2008 crash to Covid
‘Thinking I could have stopped it is something I have to deal with’ Ali Soufan on 9/11 In October 2000, Ali Soufan, a 29-year-old Lebanese-American FBI agent, was driving across Brooklyn Bridge when his pager beeped. More than 7,000 miles…
This Arctic US Air Base Has Its Eyes on Russia. But Climate is a Bigger Threat – InsideClimate News
THULE AIR BASE, Greenland—On the last Saturday in September, ice had already begun to spread across the Arctic waters at the dock, closing the port for months to come. The temperature was 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow swept across the airport…
‘Don’t tell us the bad news all at once’: how to talk to kids about grown-up things
Toxic relationships If they’re lucky enough to avoid them at home, children are nonetheless exposed to toxic relationships on TV and social media – Ofcom received more than 3,000 complaints about misogynistic behaviour in just one episode of Love Island…
‘Princely’ Tomb of a Hunnic Warrior and his Horse Unearthed in Romania
Reprinted with Permission from World at Large, an independent news outlet focusing on travel, foreign policy, health and fitness, and more. Workers building a new highway in Romania were forced to call archaeologists when it became clear they were digging straight through the tomb walls of a “princely Hunnic warrior.” Dating to the 5th century […]
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Green Fascism Looms Behind Tissue-Thin Veil Of Fake Benevolence
In just a few years, an alarming new trend has gone viral. The “classic” green climate warriors like Greenpeace and the WWF are rapidly being outflanked and overtaken by much more radical groups who have given themselves frightening names such…
Climate bits – ASBMB Today
From metabolic engineering to use, bacteria to extract rare earth elements to feeding cattle diets that minimize their methane emission, biochemistry research can shed light on climate and sustainability. Contributing writer Meg Taylor rounded up some recent research findings for…
Extreme escalation of heat failure rates in ectotherms with global warming – Nature.com
Angilletta, M. J. Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009). Cossins, A. R. & Bowler, K. Temperature Biology of Animals (Chapman and Hall, 1987). Sunday, J. M. et al. Thermal-safety margins and the necessity of thermoregulatory…
CBS Gets Flayed For Pushing Study Linking Climate Change To Childhood Obesity
A recent segment from CBS Mornings promoting a study that linked childhood obesity to climate change was widely hammered and the TV network was accused of spreading “propaganda.” CBS Mornings cited a study published in the journal Temperature. The study…