The mystery of zebra stripes is explained, plus a threat to bananas in today’s green news.
- Perhaps it’s time to put out a salt lick for these ibexes in Italy… (NPR)
- It appears as though black and white zebra stripes create an optical illusion and confuse predators. (BBC Nature)
- How do we decide which species to save? When 20,000 animals are on the brink, is it time to rethink our methods? (National Geographic)
- A banana fungus is threatening the world’s supply of the fruit; it may be time to satiate your appetite now. (Huffington Post)
- Whoa. The supervolcano below Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than previously thought. (The Independent)
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