Learn about a mysterious ancient Roman sauce; puberty happening earlier; and how elephants are getting their tusks back.
Garum, an ancient Roman sauce, mysteriously vanished — and culinarians can't recreate it by Steffie Drucker
The reason puberty is happening sooner may be because our bodies time it with our nutrition by Grant Currin
- Scientists discover how our brain uses nutritional state to regulate growth and age at puberty. (2021, November 3). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/933435
- Lam, B. Y. H., Williamson, A., Finer, S., Day, F. R., Tadross, J. A., Gonçalves Soares, A., Wade, K., Sweeney, P., Bedenbaugh, M. N., Porter, D. T., Melvin, A., Ellacott, K. L. J., Lippert, R. N., Buller, S., Rosmaninho-Salgado, J., Dowsett, G. K. C., Ridley, K. E., Xu, Z., Cimino, I., & Rimmington, D. (2021). MC3R links nutritional state to childhood growth and the timing of puberty. Nature, 599(7885), 436–441. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04088-9
- Philippa Roxby. (2021, November 3). The brain sensor discovery behind humans getting taller. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59140359
Intense poaching led to the evolution of tuskless elephants, but the good news is that those tusks are making a comeback by Cameron Duke
- Campbell-Staton, S. C., Arnold, B. J., Gonçalves, D., Granli, P., Poole, J., Long, R. A., & Pringle, R. M. (2021). Ivory poaching and the rapid evolution of tusklessness in African elephants. Science, 374(6566), 483–487. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abe7389
- Dina Fine Maron. (2018, November 9). Under poaching pressure, elephants are evolving to lose their tusks. Animals; National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/wildlife-watch-news-tuskless-elephants-behavior-change
- Preston, E. (2021). Tuskless Elephants Escape Poachers, but May Evolve New Problems. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/science/tuskless-elephants-evolution.html
- Yong, E. (2021, October 21). The Atlantic. The Atlantic; theatlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/10/elephants-poaching-war-tusklessness/620447/
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