Biological samples have been used for purposes that don’t benefit indigenous people. The Native BioData Consortium is working to change that. Plus, how a Long Island tribal nation is fighting climate change and development. And why saving the wetlands can save the world.
How was air-conditioning invented—and how will it exist in our climate-changed future? Plus, the U.S. was woefully unprepared for COVID-19. Can we change before the next pandemic? And researchers found a group of neurons that are specifically for recognizing faces.
The Science Friday Book Club kicks off with a discussion of rising seas, vulnerable wetlands, and human adaptation. Plus, how science has progressed and changed over a hundred years. And, as endangered primates disappear, so do their parasites. That could have big ecological consequences.
Worsening fires are now a fact of life for the west. But can we coexist with them? Plus, new findings suggest that streetlights are contributing to the decline of insect populations. And two creatures of the night battle it out during the Charismatic Creature Carnival.
We’re kicking off SciFri’s Charismatic Creature Carnival! First up: Mantis shrimp vs. the Hellbender salamander. Plus, does brain inflammation cause Alzheimer’s Disease? And disability advocates feel let down by California’s pandemic response—and are fighting for more equal treatment.