Lake Mead corpses can be identified using genetic genealogy

‘Lake Stickney John Doe’ spent nearly a decade underwater before surfacing in June 1994—a couple of fishermen found it amid a patch of lily leaves in Snohomish County, Washington. The body decomposed to the point of corpse wax – a gray-blue clay-like coating on the skin, and the body was submerged in water and bloated … Read more

Wildlife stresses as rivers shrink due to drought

Environmental groups say the prolonged drought is having a “serious” impact on wildlife in rivers. With rivers already under pressure from pollution and drinking water use, they say a looming drought is adding to the pressure. According to the Rivers Trust, chalk streams, which support popular species like salmon, kingfisher, and otters, are of particular … Read more

What happens when black holes die?

What is arguably his most important contribution to science, Stephen Hawking He suggested that black holes could leak a form of radiation that causes them to gradually recede, eventually ending their lives in a massive explosion event. This radiation, later called “Hawking radiation”, inadvertently causes a problem at the junction general relativity And the Quantum … Read more

Hibernation slows biological aging in bats

Photo: Large brown bats can live up to 19 years. Opinion more Credit: Brooke and Sherry Fenton The most common bat in the United States, the great brown bat, has an unusually long lifespan of up to 19 years. A new study led by researchers from the University of Maryland has identified one of the … Read more

Oregon Wildlife Rescue sees an increase in the number of patients due to wildfires and heat waves

With ingrown hairs and paws burned from a wildfire, a bobcat boy roamed a neighborhood east of Springfield in search of safety and food. Community members found the bobcat in the chicken coop and brought it to the Chintimini Wildlife Center to be treated for infestations, dehydration and parasites. The Corvallis Wildlife Center, founded in … Read more