In this week’s episode of Natural News from The Field Museum, we’ve got updates about the sex lives of peregrine falcons, mouse lemurs as time machines, and new research on the formation of our solar system!
1. Peregrine Promiscuity.
“Sex in the City: Breeding behavior of urban peregrine falcons in the Midwestern US,“ Caballero et al. PLOS One (2016)
"Sex in the City: Peregrine falcons in Chicago Don’ Cheat,” K. Golembiewski. fieldmuseum.org (2016)
2. Most Lemur Update (The best kind of update)
“Geogenetic patterns in mouse lemurs (genus Microcebus) reveal the ghosts of Madagascar’s forests past,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Yoder et al. (2016)
“Ridiculously cute mouse lemurs hold key to Madagascar’s past,” K. Golembiewski. fieldmuseum.org (2016)
3. Starstuff and Nanodiamonds - revisited!
“New constraints on the relationship between 26Al and oxygen, calcium, and titanium isotopic variation in the early Solar System from a multielement isotopic study of spinel-hibonite inclusions,” Kööp et al. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2016)
“A link between oxygen, calcium and titanium isotopes in 26Al-poor hibonite-rich CAIs from Murchison and implications for the heterogeneity of dust reservoirs in the solar nebula,” Kööp et al. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2016)