The feedback between a warming climate and accelerated release of carbon currently frozen into permafrost around the Arctic is one of the grand challenges in current climate research. A study used radiocarbon dating of carbon in four large Siberian-Arctic rivers to pinpoint the patterns of old carbon release from permafrost across northern Eurasia.
Source: Arctic rivers provide fingerprint of carbon release from thawing permafrost — ScienceDaily
Rapidly falling insect populations, said Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, “will make it even more difficult than today to get enough food for the human population of the planet, to get good health and
Source: Insects Are ‘Glue in Nature’ and Must Be Rescued to Save Humanity, Says Top Scientist
Tony Eales, who provided this morning’s mushroom photos, called my attention to this paper in the Israel Journal of Entomology, describing a remarkable case of mimicry seen in a newly describ…
Source: A remarkable case of mimicry: Jumping spider imitates caterpillar « Why Evolution Is True
Researchers have performed a thorough evaluation of four different name recognition tools on popular 40 novels, including A Game of Thrones. Their analyses highlight types of names and texts that are particularly challenging for these tools to identify as well as solutions for mitigating this.
Source: Why language technology can’t handle Game of Thrones (yet) — ScienceDaily
Many of the whales that are dying off the California coast appear significantly underweight, researchers warn.
Source: Scientist Sounds The Alarm On 9th Dead Gray Whale Off San Francisco | HuffPost