You better enjoy these last, unusually balmy days of winter, because come spring, nature has a few surprises for us — like ravenous bears
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, even when it comes to the weather. So while people around the world are celebrating the light winter, which has seen temperatures drop in nearly every state in the U.S., the animal world isn’t quite as happy. The earth’s beasts and creeping things have been “thrown for a loop,” as the warm weather shakes up their “natural hibernation and reproduction cycles,” says Jeremy A. Kaplan at Discovery News. And people may soon pay the price, thanks to what scientists are calling the “Jumanji effect.” Here, four unwelcome side effects of our unusually pleasant winter weather:
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