Friday, March 23, 2018


Yale University: "Scientists have identified a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut."

Thursday, March 22, 2018


The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: 
And Other Curiosities 
From the History of Medicine
Nonfiction book by Thomas Morris
Publication Date: November 13, 2018
More info at Penguin Random House


University of Montana (UM): "A recent study from researchers at the University of Montana, National Audobon Society, Oregon State University and East Cascades Audobon Society shows food sources for migratory birds decline with low water levels and high salt content in lakes."


WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society): "Logging activites in biodiverse forests can have a huge negative impact on wildlife, particularly large species such as big cats, but a new study proves that the Western Hemisphere's largest cat species -- the jaguar (Panthera onca) -- can do well in logging concessions that are property managed, according to conservationists from San Diego Zoo Global and Bronx Zoo-based WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)."


The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies 
in the Caribbean and North Atlantic
Nonfiction book by Russell Fielding
Available: September 4, 2018

Yeti Crabs

Oxford University, United Kingdom: "We have only known about the existence of the unusual yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) -- a family of crab-like animals whose hairy claws and bodies are reminiscent of the abominable snowman -- since 2005, but already their future survival could be at risk."


From Princeton University: "A 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt provides new evidence for the transformation of Earth's atmosphere into an oxygenated environment capable of supporting life as we know it."


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): "It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get drinkable water right out of the driest of desert air."

Golden Lion Tamarin

Associated Press (AP): "An Israeli zoo says an endangered primate known as a golden lion tamarin  has been born in captivity."

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Pakistan Adrift: Navigating Troubled Waters
Nonfiction book by Asad Durrani
Available: September 2018

Living Abroad

Rice University: "Living Abroad can clarify your sense of self, according to new research by a team of social scientists at Rice University, Columbia University and the University of North Carolina."


American Geophysical Union (AGU): "More Arctic sea ice is entering the North Atlantic Ocean than before, making it increasingly dangerous for ships to navigate those waters in late spring, according to new research."


Smithsonian Institution: "Based on the unique fish fauna observed from a manned submersible on a southern Caribbean reef system in Curaçao, Smithsonian explorers defined a new ocean-life zone, the rariphotic, between 130 and 309 meters (about 400 to 1,000 feet) below the surface."


Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking
Nonfiction book by Rachel Love Nuwer
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
More info at Hachette Book Group


"Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies"

Southeast Asia

From Yale-NUS College, Singapore: "Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered five new species of Southeast Asian frogs from a group of museum specimens that had long been considered to only contain two species."

Monday, March 19, 2018


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech):
A recent study conducted by researchers from Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found that an infectious passenger with influenza or other droplet-transmitted respiratory infection will most likely not transmit infection to passengers seated farther away that two seats laterally and one row in front or back on an aircraft. The study was designed to assess rates and routes of possible infectious disease transmission during flights.


Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History 
of Al-Qaeda's Most Powerful Ally
Nonfiction book by Harun Maruf 
and Dan Joseph
Foreword by Christopher Anzalone
Publication Date: October 1, 2018

Southern Scandinavia

Lund University, Sweden:
"Fish Accounted for Surprisingly Large Part of the Stone Age Diet"


Cambridge University, United Kingdom: "Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests."

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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