By Heidi Harley

science / science - 5 years ago

Slaughtered rhino embodies S. Africa's poaching crisis

The mutilated carcass of a female white rhino, who had given birth just months ago, lay rotting on a hill beside a road that meanders through South Africa's Kruger National Park. There's nothing else left here," said Frik Rossouw, a senior investigator in South African National Parks (SANParks) ser...

science / science - 5 years ago

New research, September 3-9, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication Inconvenience vs. rationality. Reflections on different faces of climate contrarianism in Poland and Norway A new, valid measure of climate change understanding: associations w...

science / science - 5 years ago

A State of Many Mysteries

Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment. By Benjamin Radford. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8263-5450-1. 300 pp. Softcover, $24.95. Welcome to New Mexico, where I had no idea that there were odd paranor...

science / science - 5 years ago

Nuns get hands dirty, and wet, to save Mexico salamander

Pátzcuaro (Mexico) (AFP) - Rolling up the sleeves of her immaculate white habit, Sister Ofelia Morales Francisco plunges her hands into an aquarium, grabs a large, slimy salamander and lifts it dripping into the air. The nun is part of a team at a Dominican convent in Mexico that is fighting to sav...