Liane Russell, Who Studied Radiation’s Effects on Embryos, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male.

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The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change – The New York Times

If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.

SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?

Source: SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

French inventor successfully crosses the English Channel on a hoverboard – The Verge

Franky Zapata Attempts To Cross The English Channel On His Flyboard

After a failed attempt at the end of July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel early Sunday morning on his Flyboard Air, a jet-powered hoverboard.

Source: French inventor successfully crosses the English Channel on a hoverboard – The Verge