NewsBits 02- Dwindling seaweed harvests and the oldest mammoth


The story that found that around 6600 tardigrade genes had come from bacteria and other outside sources is now being questioned. A team from the University of Edinburgh have gotten different results. Read about it here.

If you’re interested in treeshrews, here’s a fascinating natural history account from Darren Naish.

The Yellowstone Wolf Project Annual Report for 2014 is now available. In addition to that, check out Rick Lamplugh’s story of probably the most famous of any of Yellowstone’s wolves, 06.

Have you ever heard of a caterpillar, an ant, and a parasite working together. Here’s your chance.

Bacteria, fungi, and worms can help reveal the time and place of death.

There seems to be a seaweed shortage. That could cause problems for researchers around the world.

Everything’s possible with CRISPR? Even the ability to wipe out malaria?

Confirmed mountain lion sightings in Tennessee, including a female.

A 200 million year-old fossil from Greenland are making some paleontologists doubt the age of mammals. They may be 30 million years older than originally thought.

It looks as though dinosaurs appeared and diversified rapidly.

As many as 17 species of animals were found living in water that was trapped in rock as deep as 1.4 km underground. This is as deep as anyone has found living animals. Microbes have been found as deep as 3 km.

The Steppe Mammoth may have been the largest species of elephant to have ever lived.

This is an interesting read about Lonesome George and possibly bringing back a species of Galapagos tortoise.


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