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!
An international committee of taxonomists has chosen their top ten species discovered in 2014 from more than 18,000 choices! Highlights include a species of spider that cartwheels and a feathered dinosaur with chicken-like features.
Source: The ESF Top 10 New Species for 2015 \ Found by Jordan
Walk Score recently released its annual list of America’s most cycling-friendly cities, with Cambridge, Massachusetts, taking the the top spot. The company takes into account bike-lane availability, plus the number of hills in a city, bike-commuting rates, and how often bikers have to de-saddle along their routes, among other factors.
Source: Grist \ Found by Rachel
A study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently concluded that solar energy holds the best potential for meeting the planet's long-term energy needs while reducing greenhouse gases.
Source: Computerworld \ Found by Rachel
According to a new study led by Yale University, worms and other small soil-dwelling animals act as a buffer against climate change by feeding on microbes that release carbon dioxide from decaying organic matter.
Source: Al Jazeera America \ Found by Rachel
Things from Videos!
A time-lapse video shows how bees develop, from larvae to when they hatch.
Source: National Geographic \ Found by Rachel
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