Tom Iliffe / The Conversation
at 10:20 AM Jan 16 2018
Nature // 

The remipede Cryptocorynetes elmorei from Eleuthera, Bahamas. Remipedes are only found in deeper saltwater layers from caves on opposite sides of the Atlantic and from the Indian Ocean coast of Western Australia.

Eleanor Cummins
at 10:20 AM Jan 16 2018
Nature // 

Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the United States's more quotable presidents. But one of his best is all too easily forgotten. In a letter to the governors of what was then just 48 states, Roosevelt wrote, “A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”

Kate Baggaley
at 10:46 AM Jan 9 2018
Nature // 

The garbage that seagulls had been eating included rubber bands, plastic bag shreds, chunks of Styrofoam, and wax paper from coffee cups.

Eleanor Cummins
at 10:46 AM Jan 9 2018
Nature // 

Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley's Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the country, the biggest city in the frigid “Last Frontier” state hit 49 degrees. Meanwhile, parts of the so-called “Sunshine State” only eked out a high around 41 degrees. As the Associated Press succinctly put it, the weather is currently “upside down”.

Claire Maldarelli
at 11:22 AM Dec 1 2017
Nature // 

One would assume that many of the strongest members of our species are elite athletes. And if particularly strong arms are what you're after, collegiate rowers—who routinely exert many times their body weight in power to propel a boat forward as fast as humanly possible—are about as good as it gets. But according to a new study, even elite female rowers have nothing on the arms of prehistoric women.

Ellen Airhart
at 11:22 AM Dec 1 2017
Nature // 

A Dutch scientist found two baby earthworms wriggling around in soil that is supposed to replicate the surface of Mars. But we're still pretty far away from gardening on the red planet.

Sara Chodosh
at 11:22 AM Dec 1 2017
Nature // 

It would be easy to dismiss the myth of the yeti as just that: a myth. There's no conclusive evidence that a giant, ape-like creature lives in the Himalayas (or anywhere else, for that matter). But the beauty of science is that we don't just have to roll our eyes. We can test the hypothesis.

 
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