Pandemic lockdown eases mountain lions’ fear of urban areas

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July 2, 2021

Pandemic Lockdown Eases Mountain Lions' Fear of Urban Areas

By Jef Akst

Six GPS-tracked wild cats wandered closer to Santa Cruz, California, and surrounding towns as human activity died down under shelter-in-place orders last March.

Identifying a Killer, 1895

By Catherine Offord

A contaminated ham put bacteriologist Émile Pierre-Marie van Ermengem on the path to discovering the microbe that produces botulinum toxin.

Tuna Story Exposes Challenges of Seafood Authentication

By Christie Wilcox

A New York Times investigation's failure to amplify tuna DNA from Subway's tuna salad sandwiches likely says more about the complexities of identifying processed fish than about the ingredients.

ICYMI: SARS-CoV-2 Antigens Leaking from Gut to Blood Might Trigger MIS-C

By Alejandra Manjarrez

Researchers find traces of SARS-CoV-2 in the stool and blood of kids with the post–COVID-19 inflammatory disorder, and signs of increased intestinal permeability.


July 2021 Interactive Crossword

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

Do you know the epoch when mammals arose? (6 letters)

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