World’s toughest turtle? Survivor among 8 returned to ocean

Bill Deerr, a leader of Sea Turtle Recovery, holds Titan, a rehabilitated turtle before releasing it back into the ocean in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on Aug. 2, 2022. Titan survived being gashed by a boat propeller, having part of a flipper bitten off by a shark, and was being attacked by a different shark … Read more

New Mexico mammoths among best evidence for early humans in North America

The remains of two mammoths discovered in New Mexico show that humans lived in North America much earlier than thought. Credit: NPS. About 37,000 years ago, a mother mammoth and her calf met their end at the hands of human beings. Bones from the butchering site record how humans shaped pieces of their long bones … Read more

Increased use of videoconferencing apps during the pandemic led to more fatigue among workers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found that the increased use of videoconferencing platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a higher level of fatigue, as reported by workers. Following work-from-home orders issued by governments worldwide during the pandemic, many employees attended meetings virtually using technologies such as … Read more

New hawk moth species are among the smallest ever discovered

Researchers have discovered three new species of hawk moths endemic to The Bahamas, among the smallest ever discovered in the family. Credit: Florida Museum / Kristen Grace Hawk moths are known for being some of the largest night fliers in the insect world. With wingspans of more than four inches, many species are big enough … Read more

Changes in oceanographic fronts affect the gene flow among marine crab populations

Scientific Reports (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-13941-4″ width=”800″ height=”520″/> The team focused the study on the harbor crab (Liocarcinus depurator), a decapod crustacean of commercial interest. Credit: Scientific Reports (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-13941-4 In the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, the intensity and location of the oceanographic fronts that limit the gene connectivity among populations of marine crabs over … Read more

Weaving is helping strengthen ancestral knowledge among women and children in Ingapirca, Ecuador

The women and children involved in the Uncommoning in the Andes make up Asociación Ñucanchic Allpa Mamamanta Warmicuna. Credit: Monica Malo, author provided In the remote Andean community of El Cisne in Ingapirca, Ecuador, one of the first things you’ll notice is children’s laughter. In a courtyard, women gather with their children to trace ancestral … Read more

Study finds relationships among herbicide-resistant weeds, tillage practices and agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Nature Food (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s43016-022-00488-w” width=”685″ height=”415″/> Conceptual depiction of the hypothetical GHG fluxes in response to tillage intensity changes affected by HT crop adoption and emergence of herbicide-resistant weeds. Credit: Nature Food (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s43016-022-00488-w A new study that combines survey data and cutting-edge computer modeling found a growing trend in tillage intensity in … Read more

Study explores academic success among Jewish girls

American Sociological Review (2022). DOI: 10.1177/00031224221076487″ width=”500″ height=”362″/> Bachelor’s Degree Attainment Rates by Upbringing (Jewish versus Non-Jewish). Note: N = 3,238. Error bars indicate 95 percent confidence intervals. Jewish upbringing includes respondents with primarily or partially Jewish upbringing. Underlying models for predicted probabilities with controls include all controls reported in Table 1 (demographic controls). Stars … Read more