Tagged Science

CARNAGE

— the study’s authors hope that the new research will act as a call to arms against the pandemic. read : amphibian ‘apocalypse’ caused by destructive pathogen

THE YOUNG, TECH-SAVVY, URBAN GENERATION OF AFRICA

— the continent now has the youngest and fastest-growing human population in the world. cities are expanding. international agencies and companies are seeking a massive expansion in african agriculture. long overdue infrastructure, including ports, highways and railways, is being built. but all of that comes with a potential conservation price. so is all lost? read article : africa must not become one big game park

RARE EOCENE-OLIGOCENE FOSSILS

anthropoid primates—forerunners of living monkeys, apes and humans— first appeared in asia. understanding their fate on that continent is key to grasping the arc of early primate and human evolution. the point is that primates then, just like primates today, are more sensitive to a changing climate than other mammals. read article : six new fossil species  of primates