Plants Are Now Sprouting High in Himalayas as the Planet Warms | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Shrubs in foreground, Khumbu and Cholatse in background

Just what this means for the fragile mountain ecosystem is unclear, but researchers say the need to find out is ‘urgent’

Source: Plants Are Now Sprouting High in Himalayas as the Planet Warms | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Xenobots: First living robots created from stem cells – CNN

A xenobot with large hind limbs and smaller forelimbs, layered with red heart muscle.

Scientists have created the world’s first living, self-healing robots using stem cells from frogs.

Source: Xenobots: First living robots created from stem cells – CNN

The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, but Should We? – The New York Times

Gene drives in DNA force target traits onto offspring and descendants, whether modified, natural, or recessive.

World’s oldest cave art: Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art – CNN

Caves of Lesotho hold thousands of years of southern Africa history

Cave art depicting a hunting scene has been found in Indonesia dated to 44,000 years old, making it the oldest rock art created by humans.

Source: World’s oldest cave art: Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art – CNN

Nuro’s driverless delivery robots will start serving Walmart customers in Houston – The Verge

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, is expanding its pilot robot delivery service in Houston, Texas, to include Walmart customers. The company has been making grocery deliveries in Houston with its fleet of autonomous Toyota Prius vehicles since March. Now the company plans to roll out its custom-built R2 prototype vehicle to help supplement its delivery duties.

Source: Nuro’s driverless delivery robots will start serving Walmart customers in Houston – The Verge