Hundreds of Critically Endangered Vultures Killed in Possible Poisoning
Conservation

Hundreds of Critically Endangered Vultures Killed in Possible Poisoning

Nearly 1,000 vultures died in Guinea-Bissau from a possible poisoning, according to a Vulture Conservation Foundation release. The critically endangered hooded vulture was hit especially hard, the group said.Many vulture species in Africa are already on the brink of extinction due to intentional kills by poachers or from eating poisoned carrion. Though the exact cause…

Some of the first animals on Earth were physically connected by thread-like filaments
Nature & Science

Some of the first animals on Earth were physically connected by thread-like filaments

Primitive animals that dominated the seas half a BILLION years ago were connected by ‘a real-life social network’ of threads up to 13ft in lengthAnimals called rangeomorphs lived on the sea bed half a billion years ago  Scientists have now identified network of filaments connecting them together   Most filaments were a few inches long but some…

Space-grown lettuce is safe to eat, says study. Delicious, say astronauts
Nature & Science

Space-grown lettuce is safe to eat, says study. Delicious, say astronauts

(CNN)The astronauts floated around, expressing delight as they tasted something entirely unexpected in space. “Awesome! Tastes good! I like that! It’s fresh!” they said, between bites of the “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce. It was the first time astronauts were able to enjoy the fruits of their labor after growing produce from seeds and harvesting it.…

Nature needs us to act—now
Nature News

Nature needs us to act—now

Biodiversity is a concept that’s commonly referenced, yet regularly misunderstood. The complex term not only refers to the mind-boggling variety of life on Earth, but to how everything from genes to entire ecosystems like coral reefs interact to make the planet habitable. The bad news: clear and compelling science (as summed up in a recent,…

These cleaners kill coronavirus: Lysol, Clorox, Purell products make EPA’s disinfectants list
Environmental News

These cleaners kill coronavirus: Lysol, Clorox, Purell products make EPA’s disinfectants list

Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 11:30 p.m. ET March 5, 2020 | Updated 2:35 a.m. ET March 6, 2020The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of disinfectants to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.According to the EPA, products on the list have “qualified for use against COVID-19” through the agency’s Emerging Viral…