Here’s today’s roundup of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.
Avian malaria marches northward as climate warmsSuper-hot summers, explosive storms and melting ice caps are the usual images that spring up when discussing climate change. But researchers at San Francisco State University are bringing the conversation to the birds. These scientists have found that as the climate changes and the northern latitudes heat up, avian malaria – a devastating bird disease – is steadily creeping toward the North Pole.
Antarctic marine sanctuary plans falterThe United States and New Zealand have spent two years trying to agree on an Alaska-size marine sanctuary where fishing would be banned and scientists could study climate change. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took a strong interest in the outcome, regularly prodding diplomats, and New Zealand recently sent a delegation to Washington to reach a tentative deal.
Einstein’s brain is now interactive iPad appWhile Albert Einstein’s genius isn’t included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible to scientists than ever before. A medical museum under development in Chicago obtained funding to scan and digitize nearly 350 fragile and priceless slides made from slices of Einstein’s brain after his death in 1955.
Avian Malaria Marches Northward As Climate Warms – 9/25 KQED Science News Roundup 2 October,2015Jenny Oh