The following provides some of the current science news:
The viral video of a bear cub isn’t what it seems. The true story has biologists concerned.
Have you always wanted to know how Mongolia’s milk-based empire started? Researchers have provided evidence that dairying arrived as early as 1300 BC in Mongolia.
Forest management often relies on widespread clear-cutting. Researchers have shown that this alters ecosystem processes by reducing landscape heterogeneity.
Have you ever seen a creature like this?
We know bacteria and fungi are important decomposers. What we don’t know is if a changing climate will impact these organisms and how they do their job. This cool study showed that most decay happens in a moderate climate.
Speed bumps for hurricanes?
Below are three books that were recently released. They are all really good.
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen
Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live by Rob Dunn