EACH WEEK, A\J staffers share our favourite facts & findings from whatever books, articles, documentaries, podcasts and other media we've been consuming. Here’s what we’ve learned this week!

Things from the Internet!

New NASA maps pinpoint future global hotspots on Earth up to the year 2100, while increasing the resolution of computer models to an astounding 25km.
Source: Scientific American \ Found by nik

IKEA has pledged to spend €1-billion on renewable energy and steps to help poor nations cope with climate change.
Source: Reuters \ Found by Rachel

Does an octopus have a soul? Researcher Sy Montgomery thinks so – they can exhibit compassion towards humans and engage in erotic sex.
Source: National Geographic \ Found by nik

As part of a redevelopment project, Singapore has constructed a man-made forest consisting of 18 solar-powered “supertrees” that are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into energy.
Source: CNN \ Found by Rachel

This is batty! Researchers think they may have discovered a cure for the killer white-nose fungus that is decimating North American bat populations. UV light can make infection visible and bacteria, normally used to delay fruit from ripening, can cure the infection.
Source: National Geographic \ Found by nik

Things from Videos!

A new hydrothermal vent field has been discovered in the Gulf of California. The Pescadero Basin vents are the deepest known high-temperature vents in the Pacific Ocean, located 12,500 feet below the surface.
Source: National Geographic \ Found by Rachel

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