The rosy wolf snail — a carnivorous creature — is implicated in the extinctions of several snail species in Tahiti since it came to the island a few decades ago. So scientists attached tiny computers to the predators’ shells to understand why one yogurt-colored native seems to escape its clutches.
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Behind the Met Opera’s reopening
Musicians across the world dream of playing at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City’s celebrated arts venue. But they also dream of getting paid for their work, especially after months of pandemic suffering.
The Met, which says it lost $150 million in earned revenue during the pandemic, argues that it needs to cut the pay of its workers to survive.
Stagehands and the union that represents its chorus, soloists, dancers, actors and stage managers have already negotiated a new contract with pay cuts. But the company has yet to reach a deal on the pay cuts it is seeking from the musicians in its orchestra, who went unpaid for nearly a year. Some left the city or had to contemplate selling their prized instruments.