North American snail kite
On December 11th, 2017 we learned about

Florida raptors show surprising resilience in their rapid recovery against invasive snails

The arrival of an invasive species is usually terrible news for an ecosystem. History can offer plenty of examples of plants or animals arriving in a new place, only to out-consume everything that had previously lived there, as no predators are prepared to help keep populations in check. Humans have tried curbing these conflicts by … Continue reading Florida raptors show surprising resilience in their rapid recovery against invasive snails

Chimpanzee
On December 10th, 2017 we learned about

Sorting through the spectrum of what chimpanzees regard as repulsive

You might not want to eat while reading this. According to a recent study that aimed to gross out chimpanzees, text probably isn’t enough to trigger the sense of disgust we’ve inherited from our ancestors. With that said, stories that bring up the issue of coprophagia, or eating feces, probably isn’t great for one’s appetite. … Continue reading Sorting through the spectrum of what chimpanzees regard as repulsive