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Jan. 06, 2012

Parasitic Fly Threatens Honey Bee Populations

A biologist discusses the behavior of a parasitic fly that can cause honey bees to behave erratically, then kill them.

bees, phorid flies, parasite, zombie bees, zombees

Dec. 02, 2011

Flight Of The Wild Pigeon

Researchers at Harvard caught pigeons in a parking garage and filmed them with high speed cameras.

flora, film, video, pigeon, bird, flight, aerodynamics

Dec. 05, 2008

The Superorganism

Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants, bees, and other social insects.

ants, bees, wasps, social insects, superorganism

Apr. 02, 2010

Bees and Beekeeping

Spring is in the air - and with flowers in bloom, bees can't be far behind. We'll talk about bees and beekeeping, and get an update on the health of bee colonies around the country.

bees, beekeeping, apiary, ccd, colony collapse disorder

Dec. 23, 2011

Searching For A Ghost Bird

Tim Gallagher’s expedition to save a woodpecker became a trip about his own survival.

flora, bird, woodpecker

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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