Follow Friday is a new weekly post where we list what we’re reading this week. Our focus spans current scientific research related to SciColl’s research initiatives.
- Recent anthropological finds shift our understanding of ancient human migration: “Children’s Grave Offers Insight Into Earliest Americans,” National Geographic (Nov. 10, 2014)
- Environmental change is the problem of the century (and probably the one after that!): “Effects of Climate Change ‘Irreversible,’ U.N. Panel Warns in Report,” Washington Post (Nov. 2, 2014)
- New technologies applied to ancient samples spark new hypotheses:“European Genetic Identity May Stretch Back 36,000 Years,” Science (Nov. 6, 2014)
- Samples from archaeological and biodiversity collections shed light on animal extinction: “New Zealand’s Moa Were Exterminated by an Extremely Low-Density Human Population,” Science Daily (Nov. 7, 2014)
- Bitten by a snake? Contact the genome database managers: “Snake DNA Left in Bite ID’s Serpent Assailant,” Scientific American (Nov. 12, 2014)
- Philae has landed! The robot will be sending data on its surroundings back to Earth, but no physical samples will make it into a collection: "Rosetta: Battery Will Limit Life of Philae Comet Lander," BBC News (Nov. 13, 2014)