High temperatures due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades 

A research group has just shown that tardigrades are very vulnerable to long-term high temperature exposures. The tiny animals, in their desiccated state, are best known for their extraordinary tolerance to extreme environments.

Source: High temperatures due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades — ScienceDaily

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Religion, Science, and Evolution: Confessions of a Darwinian Skeptic | Evolution News

As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.

Source: Religion, Science, and Evolution: Confessions of a Darwinian Skeptic | Evolution News

Living robots built using frog cells: Tiny ‘xenobots’ assembled from cells promise advances from drug delivery to toxic waste clean-up — ScienceDaily

Scientists repurposed living frog cells — and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny ‘xenobots’ can move toward a target and heal themselves after being cut. These novel living machines are neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. They’re a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.

Source: Living robots built using frog cells: Tiny ‘xenobots’ assembled from cells promise advances from drug delivery to toxic waste clean-up — ScienceDaily

Incendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species Effect 

The extinction literature, speculative and more solidly grounded, is burgeoning. Six Australian professors have stuck to the safe, if dark premise by claiming in The Conversation that “most of the range and population of between 20 and 100 threatened species will have been burnt. Such species include the long-footed potoroo, Kangaroo Island’s glossy black cockatoo and the Spring midge orchid.”

Source: Incendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species Effect – CounterPunch.org