Tuesday, May 26, 2020

science news 26.5.2020

Today's selection of science news. Links are normally to press releases on EurekAlert (at the bottom end I may also add a couple of newspaper stories). I include quotes from the summary in italics in cases where the title alone doesn't reveal what the story is about. My own thoughts appear without italics if I have any.


ecology

Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle

Bristol scientists see through glass frogs' translucent camouflage


conservation

A new Critically Endangered frog named after 'the man from the floodplain full of frogs'
A pioneering printer named Christoph Froschauer



Life colouration of Stumpffia froschaueri sp. nov., dorsolateral view of holotype ZSM 169/2019 (ACZCV 0940) from Anketsakely (Anabohazo Forest)
Credit: Gonçalo M. Rosa


climate change

There is no escaping from climate change, even in the deep sea
Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean are more exposed to climate warming and will face increasing challenges to maintain their preferred thermal habitats in the future.

Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming
Global warming is causing species to search for more temperate environments in which to migrate to, but it is marine species ... that are leading the way by moving up to six times faster towards the poles than their terrestrial congeners.


biomedical

uOttawa researchers discover new sex hormone


humans

7,000 years of demographic history in France
scientists ... have shown that French prehistory was punctuated by two waves of migration: the first during the Neolithic period, about 6,300 years ago, the second during the Bronze Age, about 4,200 years ago.

Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain



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From the news media:

The glass frogs story also covered in the Guardian - I have to say it isn't very translucent to me, but I haven't looked at the paper.


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