If not for the obsessive devotion of three young Dutch activists, the Przewalski’s horse would have gone extinct. NOVA Next contributor Rachel Nuwer reports the story.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- “A gathering public concern for the well-being of animals has penetrated even the meat industry,” reports The New York Times.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t just a consequence of modern warfare. Ancient warriors suffered from it , too.
- As the climate changes, extreme snowfalls may become more commonplace.
- Will we ever understand the nature of consciousness ?
- In honor of Data Privacy Day (Wednesday, January 28), learn how the RSA algorithm keeps your information secure online.
- Lawsuits that prevented the development of less expensive genetic breast cancer tests are being settled, paving the way for lower cost, more personalized care .
- Scientists fighting mosquito-borne diseases have a new weapon— the mosquitoes themselves .
- Measles is one of the most infectious diseases known to man.
- You were proud of yourself for climbing that three-foot mound of snow. Meanwhile, two people just climbed Niagara Falls .
- M. C. Escher sketched them in pencil. Now scientists are creating Möbius strips out of photons .
- Why you keep dreaming about being naked .
- A new study shows wide opinion gaps between scientists and the public. Not a surprise, but the data is interesting.
- How often do you see the ideal gas law referenced in the sports pages ?