Arctic rivers provide fingerprint of carbon release from thawing permafrost — ScienceDaily

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.

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Insects Are ‘Glue in Nature’ and Must Be Rescued to Save Humanity, Says Top Scientist

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

A remarkable case of mimicry: Jumping spider imitates caterpillar « Why Evolution Is True

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…

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Why language technology can’t handle Game of Thrones (yet) — ScienceDaily

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