In a dusty desert, a conflict simmers between farmers and hunters, with an embattled ecosystem trapped in the middle. NOVA Next contributor Krishna Narayanreports the story.
In other news:
- Future incandescent bulbs could be up to 40% efficient , if a newly-developed process pans out.
- From large spiders to tiny creatures a few millimeters long, arthropods are everywhere .
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil destroys half an acre of waves on this lake.
- Scientists are examining the genes of hidden psychrophiles—creatures that thrive in cold conditions .
- Have we found Planet X at last?
- This record-breaking prime number has 22,338,618 digits in total.
- This bioinspired technique could bring relief to many of the world’s most water-scarce regions.
What We’re Reading
- You have until late February to catch this uncommon spectacle . [National Geographic]
- Astronaut Scott Kelly shows off the first flower grown in space . [The Verge]
- “Jill, just by investigating her own family, had learned more about the manifestations of her disease than nearly anyone in the world.” A fascinating story of self-diagnosis [ProPublica]
- A tree frog thought to have died out a century ago has been rediscovered in India . [BBC News]
- This scientist figured out how to regrow corals over 25 times faster than normal . [The Atlantic]