Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

By looking systems in which things suddenly go very wrong, researchers created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

Looking at systems where things go very wrong suddenly, researchers have created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Climate change may exacerbate allergies, autism

"Climate change has worsened respiratory allergic disease and has altered the immune system's tolerance in responding to toxins," says Xue Ming.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Cold War spy satellite captures threat to marmots

When an American pilot went down over the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the US launched a spy satellite. Its data now helps monitor the bobak marmot.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~4 min

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We can save parasites. Here’s why we should

"Parasites are an incredibly diverse group of species, but as a society, we do not recognize this biological diversity as valuable."

Michelle Ma-U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Indigenous people are key conservationists

"...Indigenous knowledge is absolutely essential for understanding the cumulative impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation."

Camden Flath-Futurity • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Crabs are chomping salt marshes down to Florida

New research describes how climate change leads to voracious crabs becoming troublesome keystone species in more and more salt marshes.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Warming Arctic nudges wolf spiders to cannibalism

To compete in a warming Arctic, wolf spiders get bigger, reproduce more, and eat different foods—including other spiders.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~6 min

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Here’s the right way to move a group of giraffes

Conservationists often translocate giraffes to establish new populations. Two new studies offer insight on what's needed to best ensure success.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~5 min

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Soft coral survivors can’t replace stony coral decline

Soft corals in the US Virgin Islands recovered from back-to-back hurricanes in 2017, but stony corals haven't—and one species can’t just replace the other.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~5 min

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