The rise of aquaculture in southern India has minted millionaires but is destroying the village of Neendakara. “On the surface, all seems well here,” reports NOVA Next contributor Lakshmi Narayan. “But that illusion begins to fall apart when you start looking more closely.”
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- NASA put together a stunning video of last week’s solar flare.
- New study of 20 years of data says autism is no more prevalent today than in 1990.
- Heard of the “grandfather paradox”? Well, apparently it’s no longer a paradox.
- Scientists are using E. coli bacteria to create a fossil fuel alternative. And that’s just one example of bacteria being put to good use.
- Alana Saarinen is one of only a few people in the world who have DNA from three people.
- Astronomers studying Kepler data find a star system that seems to defy all attempts to explain it.
- Someday, traveling to the top of the atmosphere could be as easy as hopping on a plane.
- Could bouncing oil droplet experiments alter our understanding of quantum mechanics?
- This mushroom-shaped sea organism doesn’t fit into any known subdivision of animal life.
- Jane Goodall makes a passionate plea for empathy in science in this interview with NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists.
- Johnson & Johnson is speeding up work on its part of an experimental two-shot Ebola vaccine.
- A new drug clears cancer cells through immune system judo.
- This image of Schrödinger’s cat was made with entangled photons.
- DARPA is working on memory prostheses.
- Check out these pictures of volcanoes erupting around the world last week.
- Birds sing the wrong tune when contaminated with mercury.
- Improve your Netflix streaming quality with this physicist’s help.
- Vaccines remain our best investment for improving world health.