Awe of Nature

2,586 Added | 25 Magazines | 77 Likes | 16 Following | 4,428 Followers | @Fezook | Awe of Nature is a collection of magazines in the area of natural sciences, comprised mostly of original reporting of scientific literature and research activities.  Of particular interest is the natural process of species adaptation, and people's efforts to help species adapt to dramatically changing environments These magazines are curated by San Francisco Bay Area science librarian Damian Hayden.

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

LONDON — Researchers say DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests he had dark skin and blue eyes.<p>Scientists from …

Tasmania: new find of extremely rare red handfish doubles population to 80

Team of divers spent two days searching a reef, and hope more red handfish will be found<p>Divers in Tasmania have discovered a new population of red handfish, doubling the known population of the elusive and extremely rare fish and raising hopes that more may be found.<p>Until last week the remaining …

Wildlife

This is why Aussie 'firehawk' raptors are spreading bushfires

FOR THOUSANDS of years Australia's indigenous people have spoken about 'firehawk' raptors that intentionally spread bushfires in order to corner …

Australia

Women Are Getting So Many C-Sections It's Starting to Affect Evolution

Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, Darwin isn't getting the chance to do his job.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia/New Zealand</i><p>Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, Charles Darwin isn't getting the chance to do his job. A recent study led by Austrian researches found that …

In Search of Suckers

bioGraphic<p>An endangered fish makes a comeback in the Grand Canyon’s depths—but will the razorback sucker stick …

Galápagos Tortoise Breeds In The Wild For First Time In More Than 100 Years

January 2, 2018<p>In what is a major milestone for the subspecies, the Duncan Island giant tortoise (<i>Chelonoidis nigra duncanensis</i>) of the Galápagos …

Zoology

Top 10 HAPPY environmental stories of 2017

The past year may have seemed like doom and gloom for the environment, but there was plenty to be thankful for. So once again, we bring you some of …

Papua New Guinea

Thought to have been extinct for more than 100 years, little marsupial is rediscovered in Australia

<b>Main report:</b><p>Mammal long thought extinct in NSW resurfaces in state’s west<br>(University of New South Wales News)<p><b>Other Reporting:</b> Daily Mail, IBTimes, …

New South Wales

The Giant Pacific Octopus Has Been Two Species All Along

We’ve all been living an octopi lie.<p>The Giant Pacific octopus, the largest known octopus on the planet, is in fact two different species. An Alaskan …

Zoology

The Animals That Went Extinct in 2017

It's a tradition here at Living Alongside Wildlife to gather in one place a summary of all the animals that went extinct in the previous year. Click …

Endangered Species

Glow in the dark sharks: new species discovered in Hawaii – and it glows

Light emitted by a new species of lanternshark, Etmopterus lailae, is camouflage and helps them to hunt, communicate and find partners. But how does it work?<p>Earlier this year a new species of deep water shark, <i>Etmopterus lailae</i>, was discovered in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands …

Zoology

This Darling Marsupial Was Found Alive After Presumed Extinct For Over 100 Years

Look at that little nose!<p>A small, adorable-but-deadly carnivorous marsupial thought extinct in the Australian state of New South Wales has been …

University of New South Wales

Majestic, massive tree species discovered in Brazil

Kew scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Brazil and Canada, have discovered one of the largest trees in the world. The tree grows to a …

Six New Tiny Anteater Species Found—Hiding in Plain Sight

Tree-dwelling and nocturnal, silky anteaters of Central and South America have often eluded scientists—until now.<p>The first clue was the fur.<p>While studying silky anteaters in Brazil, biologist Flávia Miranda "began to see differences between the colors of the population of the Amazon and the …

Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

<b>One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of humankind's ancestors has been unveiled in South Africa.</b><p>A team spent more than 20 years excavating, cleaning and putting together the skeleton of Little Foot.<p>Its exact age is debated, but South African scientists say the remains are 3.67 million …

South Africa

3.6-million-year-old human skeleton found, shocking scientists

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

South Africa
Birds

This 3.6-Million-Year-Old Fossil Is The Oldest, Most Complete Human Ancestor Ever Seen

Say hello to "Little Foot".<p>After 20 years of slow, careful excavation, the world's most complete skeleton of an ancient human ancestor has just been …

New species of coral discovered on Great Barrier Reef

SCIENTISTS ON an expedition to survey parts of the northern Great Barrier Reef for so-called super corals have found a new species of coral on what’s …

New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented, top-to-bottom survey

During the two-week survey of Penang Hill—a rolling, mountainous landscape thick with tropical hardwood trees—the international team created species …

Citizen scientists discover 6 new species of beetles in Borneo

Scientists estimate that 80% of the world's animal and plant species are still unknown. Although the work of taxonomists (whose job is to describe …

Australian Aborigines Carry the DNA of an Unknown “Human” Species

<b>New research has revealed fascinating details about Aboriginal Australians and Pacific Islanders, who according to experts, carry genetic material of</b> …

The Patterns of climate change

Researchers have developed a technique to monitor and predict how plant species will respond to climate change. The experiment was conducted in an …

2 kiwi birds are rare bright spot in grim extinction report

Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are a rare bright spot in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction.

Extinction

Fun with taxa: stories behind some funny and odd names for species discovered in Colombia

<b>Main report:</b><p>Colombian species named after FARC, Shakira, Jorge Velosa<br>(The Bogotá Post)<p><b>Scientific Paper:</b> n/a <b><br>New Taxa:</b> Allobates niputidea<b><br>Categories:</b> …

Theory of the evolution of sexes tested with algae

The varied sex lives of a type of green algae have enabled a University of Adelaide researcher to test a theory of why there are males and females.

Biology

California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes

Climate Change

Bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years

A rare species of clearwing moth, that appears to mimic a bee, has been rediscovered in the rainforests of Malaysia after being ‘lost’ for 130 years. …

The deepest known fish in the ocean

<b>Main report:</b><p><b>Other Reporting:</b> University of Washington YouTube video, Newsweek, Phys.org, EurekAlert!, Sci-News <b><br>Scientific Paper:</b> Zootaxa (Plazi …