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.

Advertisements

Opinion | The World’s Smartest Chimp Has Died – The New York Times

Her life helped us answer the question: What do animals think about?

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

This New Shark Species Looks Like a Tiny Sperm Whale | Smart News | Smithsonian

Front view pocket shark533.jpg

The 5.5-inch-long Mollisquama mississippiensis—one of only two pocket shark specimens known to science—also glows in the dark

Source: This New Shark Species Looks Like a Tiny Sperm Whale | Smart News | Smithsonian

I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson

It can feel like we have a firm sense of our histories. But we can only make out the twigs.

Read comic: I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson