Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

New ecology theory describes ‘frenemy’ networks

"There's mounting evidence that different species pay attention to each other in the wild, especially if they share predators."

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology biodiversity competition ecosystems predators

Rising temps could really mess with earthworms

Earthworms like to hang out where the weather is mild. Rising temperatures could shift where they live and threaten the many functions they provide.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity climate-change maps planarian-worms temperature

Humans are changing the genetic diversity of Earth’s animals

The loss of genetic diversity will make it harder for plant and animal populations to adapt to changing environments. Fish and insects may be most at risk.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment animals biodiversity fish genetic-diversity insects populations

Predators could be the antidote to unhealthy herds

When wild animals get sick, they can't go to the drug store or a vet. Predators may be the best solution for keeping herds healthy.

Brian Wallheimer-Purdue | Sept. 27, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity infections predators

Why mountains are such biodiversity hotspots

Mountains are a big part of why life on Earth is so richly varied, but why is that? New research digs into what's behind biodiversity mountains support.

Jorn Madsen - Copenhagen | Sept. 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology biodiversity mountains

Can hearing lots of languages offer the benefits of bilingualism?

Brain scans suggest that places with language diversity might offer monolingual people some of the benefits of bilingualism.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Aug. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture brains cognition diversity languages

Grooming for ‘natural beauty’ messes up beach biodiversity

Attempts to turn Southern California beaches into Instagram-worthy tourist hot spots are stripping them of their biodiversity, a new study shows.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment beaches biodiversity ecosystems oceans

Loggers and poachers threaten wildlife in the Republic of Congo

Poaching, logging, and other human activities are threatening the forests of the Republic of Congo and the incredible diversity of wildlife that live there.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity conservation forests logging

Courtship traditions led to the leggy African chicken

African chickens are the result of centuries of choices by farmers, some based on courtship, some based on taste. Now, the chickens are under threat.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology biodiversity bones chickens ethiopia evolution farmers food

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