(University of Pennsylvania) A new study led by Penn paleontologist Aja Carter documents distinct patterns in how early amphibians’ spines evolved. Certain modifications, the research team found, correlated with the animals’ habitat: terrestrial or aquatic.
(University of Bath) Scientists have identified the fossil of a giant mosasaur in Morocco that grew up to 8 metres long.
(Cornell University) A new Cornell University-led study examines how temperature affects fishing behavior and catches among inland fisher households in Cambodia, with important implications for understanding climate change.
French mathematician Sophie Germain thwarted the École Polytechnique’s ban on women by assuming the identity of a male student.
Warming Trends: Climate Refugees, Ocean Benefits and Tropical Species Moving North – InsideClimate News
Natural and Climate-Related Disasters Create The Most Refugees Over 12 million people around the world have been pushed out of their homes in the last six months, a new report says, 80 percent of whom were displaced due to natural…
New and recent books about women, climate change, and the environment » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections
To honor Women’s History Month, Yale Climate Connections’s March bookshelf presents a selection of new and recent titles on how women are changing the politics and prospects for action on climate change. Three books focus on the efforts of young…
Researchers have discovered the individual traits of fungi, and how their hyphae – that is, the fungal threads that grow in soil – behave very differently as they navigate through the earth’s microscopic labyrinths.
(Emory Health Sciences) Sidewinders’ bellies are studded with tiny pits and have few, if any, of the tiny spikes found on the bellies of other snakes. The discovery includes a mathematical model linking these distinct structures to function.
A study of spitting cobras reveals how a combination of venom components have evolved to create an instantly painful venom, not once, but on three separate occasions.
A team of researchers has decoded the genome of the Tiger Rattlesnake, which has venom 40 times more toxic than that of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes, the largest venomous snake in North America.