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

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.

Divers Were Looking For WWI Wreckage. They Found This Giant Squid Egg Instead – Digg

The team of divers were looking for WWII shipwreck around Orsta, Norway. What they found instead was much more otherworldly: the sight of a gigantic egg sac full of hundreds of thousands of baby squid.

Source: Divers Were Looking For WWI Wreckage. They Found This Giant Squid Egg Instead – Digg