The 'zombie' fires that keep burning under snow-covered forests
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Smouldering fires lay dormant before bursting back into flame in spring. 07:39 Research Highlights Aesthetic bias means pretty plants receive the most research attention, and ancient tooth gunk reveals the evolution of the mouth microbiome. Research Highlight: Flashy plants draw outsize share of scientists’ attention Research Highlight: Microbes in Neanderthals’ mouths reveal their carb-laden diet 10:04 Briefing Chat We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, Voyager 1 detects a faint interstellar ‘hum’, and a trove of Neanderthal bones found in an Italian cave. Reuters: Faraway NASA probe detects the eerie hum of interstellar space The Guardian: Remains of nine Neanderthals found in cave south of Rome Video: Hawaii’s surprise volcanic eruption: Lessons from Kilauea 2018   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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