Tag: Emperor

Penguins are slow to evolve, making them vulnerable to climate change
Sliding down snowy Antarctic slopes and zipping through frigid waters, penguins seem perfectly suited to their environment. But the charismatic birds weren’t always flightless aquatic acrobats: Evolving from flying to swimming demanded an almost entirely new set of skills, body shapes, and functions. Now, new research uses an unprecedented combination of fossil records and genomic […]
Caesar’s favourite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off | Italy | The Guardian
Of all the mysteries of ancient Rome, silphium is among the most intriguing. Romans loved the herb as much as we love chocolate. They used silphium as perfume, as medicine, as an aphrodisiac and turned it into a condiment, called laser, that they poured on to almost every dish. It was so valuable that Julius […]
Emperor penguin at serious risk of extinction due to climate change - ABC News
The emperor penguin is at severe risk of extinction in the next 30 to 40 years as a result of climate change, according to research by the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA). Key points: The emperor, the world’s largest penguin and one of only two penguin species endemic to Antarctica, gives birth during the Antarctic winter and requires […]