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The Wood-Wide Web, 1 Trillion Trees, Gorilla Festivals, And Teeny Robots

The Wood-Wide Web, 1 Trillion Trees, Gorilla Festivals, And Teeny Robots

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Wood-wide Web, 1 Trillion Trees, Gorilla Festivals, and Teeny Robots (July 2019 Monthly Roundup)

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 13:45

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

On this monthly roundup, Alistair Jennings from Inside Science sums up some of July's most interesting science: the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, planting 1 trillion trees on Earth, gorilla hangouts, robots and cyborgs, and how one tree gets by with a little help from its friends.

References:

1:One Giant Leap for Mankind: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

https://www.insidescience.org/apollo50

2: The global tree restoration potential

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6448/76

3: Medieval megadroughts in the American Southwest

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/7/eaax0087

4: Stabilizing the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/7/eaaw4132

5: Future distribution of an iconic species in Joshua Tree National Park

https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ecs2.2763

6: Mostly female loggerhead sea turtles

https://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v621/p209-219/

7: Gorilla social structures

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2019.0681

8: How a leafless tree stump survives

https://www.cell.com/iscience/pdf/S2589-0042(19)30146-4.pdf

9: Tree Stump Stays Alive with a Little Help from Neighboring Trees

https://www.insidescience.org/news/tree-stump-stays-alive-little-help-neighboring-trees

10: Millirobots

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1388-8

11: Artificial skin

https://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/4/32/eaax2198

12: Artificial muscle

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6449/145

13: Micro bristle bots

 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6439/ab309b

14: Cross-talking parasitic plants

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-019-0458-0

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Ali Jennings has his PhD in neuroscience from University College London.