Around the world, humans are encroaching on wildlife, sparking deadly conflicts. But it doesn’t have to be that way. NOVA Next contributor Paul Thomson writes about the many ways he and his colleagues are studying large carnivores and working with nearby communities so people and wildlife can coexist peacefully.
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In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? Find out with NOVA’s “Inside Animal Minds,” premiering April 9 at 9/8c as part of PBS’ Think Wednesdays.
- Tigers are difficult to track, so wildlife biologists search for scat samples to reveal insights about the cats’ lives.
- Getting humans and fearsome reptiles to coexist isn’t easy. But a government program in Australia called “Be Crocwise” is doing its best to keep the peace.
- Leopards in India are moving outside of protected areas. And that means potential conflict with humans.
- Can humans and wolves get along in the American West? Experience NPR’s multimedia story on the reintroduction of this fearsome predator.
- Why are poodles shaved like that? What’s up with the komondor’s coat? And why are St. Bernards so big? Watch this fun “fluff” piece to learn more.
- Witness the aerial ballet of starling murmurations with this video from Guardian Science.
- Check out this macrophotography of butterfly and moth wings.
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest report on the impacts of global warming. Meanwhile, fossilized ancestors of zooplankton are providing snapshots of climate variations up to 200 million years ago.
- What might have caused the “Great Dying” about 252 million years ago? Methane-belching microbes.
- Scientists searched Twitter to see if they could find evidence of time travelers.
- An engineer, a mathematician, and a physicist walk into a universe. How many dimensions do they find?
- Move over, Mars. In the search for extraterrestrial life, moons are now in the limelight.
- On Wednesday, a 7.8 aftershock followed the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile. Here’s one way engineers are hoping to reduce earthquake damage.
- “Electronic skin,” as thin as a tattoo, could become a rich new source of data for biomedical researchers.
- Your brain can be convinced that one of your limbs is made of stone.
- For a healthy middle-aged brain, be physically fit in your 20s.
- And lastly, your brain prefers the mirror image of your face.