Nature Rambling: FINE Issues 55

I want you all a Blissful New 12 months and hope all of us can get out from underneath the thumb of the covid virus. Paraphrasing Spock: “Be effectively and prosper!”


Gary and Ted each suggest this text on twister climate in a warming local weather. [link]

From Nationwide Geographic: The 12 most intriguing animal discoveries of 2021; From ants that may regrow their brains to the world’s tiniest reptile. [link]

Zebra Finch
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Gary Crider says this text is fascinating! Whereas nonetheless within the egg, Zebra Finch chicks  alter the best way their mitochondria work in response to their mother and father calls.  [link]

David Miller recommends this broader perspective on Covid from Nicolas Christakis, Prof of Social and Pure Sciences at Yale. [link]

This piece, from Nature, tells, intimately, the story of how mRNA vaccines had been developed. (The covid vaccines are mRNA primarily based).  [link]


The winter solstice is observed by honey bees. Study extra at [link]

Can animals perceive magic methods? The New Scientist has an article about European Jays that may be fooled and what that tells us about their psychological processes. [link]
Ted LaMontagne favored this text a couple of fossilized dinosaur embryo nonetheless within the egg shell. (From the Washington Publish): [link]

This text within the New Scientist discusses the issues in understanding how the ancestors of New World Monkeys might have traveled from Africa to the New World.  [link]
A historical past of European mistletoes. [link]

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