"Make no mistake: The War on Science is going to affect you, whether you're a scientist or not." Executive Director Jon Foley on inclusive, positive, forward-thinking ways to win it: calacade.my/2lxm59z.
Seven Earth-sized planets—3 in the habitable zone—found orbiting a star just 40 light-years away. "Here, if life managed to thrive & releases gases similar to what we have on Earth, we will know." calacade.my/2m8Fdhm
Incredible, synchronized courtship displays from one of the rarest bird species in the world—the story of Hokkaido's red-crowned cranes (Grus japonensis), from bioGraphic & photographer Danny Green: calacade.my/2l06ldl.
“Gazing in awe at a masterpiece crafted by nature"—the discoverers of an underwater cave off the coast of France packed with super-dense populations of (endangered) Mediterranean red coral describe their first sighting. Via National Geographic: calacade.my/2ma5TuS.
How does a gecko regard you? Any way it wants, thanks to microscopic keratin bristles that actually increase Van der Waals forces between its feet and climbing surfaces. That's a lotta wonder in a tiny emerald package. (Photo by Kinsey B.)
The town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is about to launch its 1,000 Acre Pollinator Initiative—a refuge for native bees (& butterflies) in a state where "99.9 percent of all native habitat has been lost." Via Popular Science: calacade.my/2m1KKTk.
It's time for (endangered) seagrass meadows to get some respect. Carl Zimmer on a plant that doesn't just shelter fish & filter out pollutants, but actually combats pathogens that threaten humans & coral reefs alike: calacade.my/2m5YRXa.
Just in time for dinner, the story of agricultural entrepreneurs who want to solve Earth's livestock-feed crisis by farming insect larvae. "Maggot Revolution," from bioGraphic & writer/photographer Gloria Dickie: calacade.my/2lsnH6q.
How do you get butterflies excited? Change out their feeding plates. Tim Wong—the biologist behind some of the loveliest images we share—demonstrates the delight of being chased by lepidopterans. ( by Holly.)
Love is in the air, for all kinds of species! The Getty Museum just declared their lonely countess the perfect match for our prince-in-training/waxy monkey tree frog. May they live happily ever after. calacade.my/2kHEK0Y
Happy Valentine's Day, humans! Catch the wonder of the waddle in our African Penguin colony (part of the Species Survival Plan program), where 7 bonded pairs are picking up fuzzy, felt valentines to line their nests. ❤ ❤