Right now, there are thousands of robots roaming the Earth’s waters. More and more, scientists are relying on bots to fill a knowledge gap, sending autonomous technology where humans cannot go, and gathering data on vast and diverse ecosystems that are increasingly under threat… A study published in the journal Science at the beginning of the year had dire warnings for Earth’s marine life, but researchers were quick to say it is not too late to avoid cataclysm in the ocean… “We’re lucky in many ways,” said Malin L. Pinsky, a marine biologist at Rutgers University and another author of the new report. “The impacts are accelerating, but they’re not so bad we can’t reverse them.”
With names like Fancy Feast and Pedigree, it seems that, when it comes to feeding our feline friends, only the finest foods will do. But even if you open a can of Solid Gold, sometimes your cat will turn up her nose. Feeling defeated, you look around, can of meat-like substance in hand, wondering what went wrong… Cats are notoriously picky eaters, and veterinarians, nutritionists, and pet food makers are just a few of those interested in unraveling Felix’s fickle taste… For all animals, the sense of taste is a product of evolution, and “there’s a pretty good relationship between bitter things and toxins,” says Paul Breslin of Rutgers University Department of Nutritional Sciences and Monell Chemical Senses Center.