My picks from ScienceDaily

Fossils Of Ancient Sea Monster Found In Montana:

A complete skull of a long-necked plesiosaur has been discovered in Montana. The 70-million-year-old skull is one of the best specimens of its kind found in North America.

Snow Data Helps Maintain Nation’s Largest, Oldest Bison Herd:

NASA satellite data and computer modeling and US Department of Agriculture information are helping track the remnants of the once mighty bison herd in Yellowstone National Park as they migrate with the melting snowpack.

Reduced Body Temperature Extends Lifespan, Study Finds:

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have found that reducing the core body temperature of mice extends their median lifespan by up to 20 percent. This is the first time that changes in body temperature have been shown to affect lifespan in warm-blooded animals.

New Phylum Sheds Light On Ancestor Of Animals, Humans:

Genetic analysis of an obscure, worm-like creature retrieved from the depths of the North Atlantic has led to the discovery of a new phylum, a rare event in an era when most organisms have already been grouped into major evolutionary categories.

Global Map Shows New Patterns Of Extinction Risk:

The most detailed world map of mammals, birds and amphibians ever produced shows that endangered species from these groups do not inhabit the same geographical areas, says new research.


One response to “My picks from ScienceDaily

  1. reduced body temp extends lifespan….
    makes me wonder, and where better to ask, we have clocks that count the hours and know the time of day and time of month. Other things like puberty onset may be on a clock but are exquisitly sensitive to certain hormone-like pollutants.
    But do we have a clock that counts the years? If we did, what winds it? I used to imagine that it was the calories we burned since calorie restriction is a longevity enhancer across many species. Now temp is indicated? it would be an excellent candidate since hardly any kind of chemical reaction rate is not a function of temperature.