Because beaver, and other stories

It was 1948, just after the end of the war, and some conservation officers in Idaho had a beaver problem at hand. It required imagination and boy, they sure did have some! Read all about it here!

This is just mind-blowing and fits very much in my particular scientific interests. Check it out, or at least watch the video because it was filmed by a goshawk.

This proposal for sequencing the genomes of a million people seems like a massive effort – and expensive – and I’m not sure what to make of it.

Cute chicks. And smart too. (Here’s a video of the experiment.)

“Humans seem to be constructing a linguistic bridge of sorts, one that when crossed will reunite us with Eden, where animals and humans live in the harmony of communication. But it makes one wonder if that bridge is being built on literary imagination or on reality.” –  A lovely piece on the human nature to create ‘talking animals‘.

Want to live a long life? Learn from the naked mole rats. (P.S. You can keep your clothes on)

 

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About Divya

Predator-prey behaviour fascinates me enough to cross oceans. I wish I could read like Vicki the 'Small Wonder'. When I take a break from all the paper-reading, I read other things, mostly but not necessarily to do with science. I also wish I could write as much as I read, but clearly there needs to be an equilibrium whose stability I cannot guarantee. Also, I usually need the help of music to get me through all the reading and writing. See a pattern?
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