Largest collection of free-floating planets found in the Milky Way — The Extinction Chronicles

by Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) https://phys.org/news/2021-12-largest-free-floating-planets-milky.html An artist’s impression of a free-floating planet. Using observations and archival data from several of NSF’s NOIRLab’s observatories, together with observations from telescopes around the world and in orbit, astronomers have discovered at least 70 new free-floating planets — planets that wander through space without […]

Largest collection of free-floating planets found in the Milky Way — The Extinction Chronicles

Giraffes May Be as Socially Complex as Chimps and Elephants  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times  reports A review of earlier research shows giraffes have the markings of social creatures, including friendships, day care and grandmothers. Giraffes seem above it all. They float over the savanna like two-story ascetics, peering down at the fray from behind those long lashes. For decades, many biologists thought giraffes extended this […]

Giraffes May Be as Socially Complex as Chimps and Elephants  — Natural History Wanderings

New study finds world’s strongest ocean current speeding up — The Extinction Chronicles

Researchers say “robust acceleration” in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current has been largely driven by ocean warming tied to human activity.ByBrooke Migdon | Dec. 6, 2021https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.490.0_en.html#goog_2991371260 seconds of 15 secondsVolume 20%  Story at a glance The world’s strongest ocean current, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, is speeding up, according to new research, mostly because of rising ocean […]

New study finds world’s strongest ocean current speeding up — The Extinction Chronicles

Apache Blessing Prayer — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

Apache man, 1903, by Edward S. Curtis Apache Blessing Prayer May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all […]

Apache Blessing Prayer — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

Humans Are Doomed to Go Extinct — The Extinction Chronicles

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game: Habitat degradation, low genetic variation and declining fertility are setting Homo sapiens up for collapse  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/humans-are-doomed-to-go-extinct/ facebookNovember 30, 2021EXTINCTION AUTHOR Henry Gee?is a paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and editor at?Nature.?His latest book is?A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth?(St. Martin’s Press, 2021). Credit: Jordan Lye/Getty Images Cast your mind back, if…

Humans Are Doomed to Go Extinct — The Extinction Chronicles

Soil fertility drives plant life down-under — Journal of Ecology Blog

Rachel Standish discusses her recent article: Mycorrhizal symbiosis and phosphorus supply determine interactions among plants with contrasting nutrient-acquisition strategies. Find out more about the importance of below-ground mechanisms for understanding factors determining community structure. The south-west region of Western Australia is a drawcard for plant nerds. Geographic isolation, a stable climate, and ‘quiet’ flat landscape […]

Soil fertility drives plant life down-under — Journal of Ecology Blog