The creatures that went extinct or likely went extinct in 2019 are as follows:
1. The Hawaiian snail Achatinella apexfulva: The last known member of its species, “George” died in a tank in a Hawaiian lab on New Year’s Day. The species is likely extinct, said David Sischo, the snail extinction prevention program coordinator at the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
“I’ve been scouring the mountains trying to find more,” said Sischo. “People have been looking for them for well over 20 years.”
Like many native Hawaiian snails, Achatinella apexfulva died out because decades ago the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture intentionally introduced an invasive species (rosy wolfsnail) to exterminate another introduced invasive species. The plan had an unintended fallout: The out-of-control wolfsnails ate up Achatinella apexfulva. Read more…More about Science, Conservation, Extinction, Best Worst Of 2019, and Science
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Westworld’s third season is slated to premiere sometime in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the new year to be fully creeped out.
HBO dropped its latest teaser for the new season on Nov. 8 in the form of a video advertising a fictitious company, Incite, that presumably plays a large role in show. There’s even an accompanying website that promises “to make ‘impossible’ a thing of the past.”
“Here at Incite,” the website reads, “your data doesn’t work for us — we work for you.”
Which, having watched the first two seasons of Westworld, we’re going to reserve judgment on the veracity of that claim. Read more…More about Hbo, Westworld, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows