Aug. 28, 2015

Urban Ecosystems, Turing Nanopatterns, and Serving Sizes

serving size, wildlife, ecology

Aug. 28, 2015

Birds to Spot in Your Yard This Fall

birds, fall migration

Aug. 14, 2015

The Strangely Social Life of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus

octopus, cephalopod, pacific striped octopus, richard ross

Aug. 14, 2015

Pregnant Pause: Panda Pregnancy Is a Game of Wait and See

pregnant, pregnant pandas, pregnancy, pierre comizzoli

Aug. 07, 2015

Venomous Frogs, a Polar Bear World Record, and Printing Pills

polar bear, frog, fda, 3d printing

Aug. 07, 2015

Rats on the Job

rats, rat police

Jul. 31, 2015

So Flashy: The Chemistry Behind a Firefly’s Glow

fireflies, firefly, bioluminescence,

Jul. 10, 2015

Is Climate Change the Plight of the Bumblebee?

bumblebee, bumblebees, pollination, pollinator, climate change, range, habitat, migration

Jul. 03, 2015

Bringing Nature Back to Man-Made Spaces

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, colorado

Jun. 26, 2015

Cephalopod Week Wrap-Up

cephalopod, cephalopod week, nautilus

Jun. 19, 2015

Cephalopod Week Is Back

cephalopod week, octopuses, squid, nautiluses, cuttle fish

Jun. 12, 2015

This Ant Stinks

May. 29, 2015

Chew on This: Jaw Fossils Provide Evidence of New Hominin

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, lucy, hominin, family tree, paleontology, fossils, evolution, human evolution, nature, fred spoor, Australopithecus deyiremeda, Australopithecus afarensis

May. 22, 2015

The Small But Mighty Seed

seeds, kessler, wolfgang stuppy, climate change, seed bank, seeds of time, the triumphs of seeds

May. 15, 2015

‘Thrifty’ Metabolisms, Bad News Bees, and a Pricey Jar of Peanut Butter

endangered species, weight loss, peanut butter, bees, joe roman, virginia hughes

May. 15, 2015

How to Clone a Mammoth

clone, mammoth, paleontology, beth shapiro, extinction, de-extinction

May. 08, 2015

Flash of the Disco Clam

disco clam, clam, lindsey dougherty

May. 08, 2015

Animal Moms: From Lion to Mouse

mother's day, moms

May. 01, 2015

Salty Antarctic Aquifers, Penguin Poop, and a 3D-Printed Splint

antarctica, salty aquifer, antarctic aquifer, arielle duhaime-ross, mars, penguins, penguin poop, trachea

Apr. 24, 2015

A Stegosaurus Smackdown, Plus Bumblebee and Mosquito Mysteries

Arielle Duhaime-Ross, bumblebees, mosquitoes, stegosaurus

Apr. 03, 2015

Catching a Non-Stop, Transatlantic Flight on a Songbird’s Back

Bill DeLuca, blackpoll warbler, migratory songbirds, migration, bird migration, birds, songbirds, warbler, warblers, songbird

Mar. 20, 2015

Warming West Coast Waters Upset Food Chains

sea lions, dying, otters, pelicans, birds, drowning birds, food chain, warmer oceans, sea, ocean, temperature

Mar. 13, 2015

When a Seven-Foot-Long Arthropod Swam the Seas

fossils, Morocco, Peter Van Roy, Aegirocassis benmoulae, large arthropod

Feb. 27, 2015

Airport Apiaries, Now Boarding

beehives, bees, hives, airports

Feb. 20, 2015

Habitats Shift As Arctic Temps Creep Above Freezing

arctic, climate change, george divosky, cheryl rosa, cooper island, alaska

Feb. 13, 2015

Dogs, They’re Just Like Us

dogs, canines, breeds, pedigree, dog breeds, breeding, breed, james serpell

Feb. 06, 2015

Catching Up on Sea Slug Science

sea slugs, nudibranch, terry gosliner, california academy of sciences, CAS

Jan. 23, 2015

Behind the Scenes of the Explorers Club

explorers club, exploration, expedition

Jan. 16, 2015

Sea Turtles Guided Home by Magnetic Sense

sea turtles, migration, navigation, current biology, roger brothers

Jan. 09, 2015

Mapping White-Nose Syndrome’s Lethal Course in Bats

white-nose syndrome, bats, hibernation, bmc physiology, david blehert

Jan. 02, 2015

Birding Into the New Year

cbc, geoff lebaron, kenn kaufman, christmas bird count, birding, birdwatching

Dec. 05, 2014

What’s Killing West Coast Starfish?

sea star wasting disease, sea stars, starfish

Dec. 05, 2014

Near City Streets, an Insect Cleaning Crew

Elsa Youngsteadt, Global Change Biology, ants, rats, food, urban landscape, city, new york city

Nov. 21, 2014

‘Hot’ for Turkey

turkey, heritage turkey, strut, genetics

Nov. 14, 2014

Horns, Claws, and Teeth: The Animal Weapons Arms Race

evolutionary arms race, evolution, animal weapons

Nov. 14, 2014

Here Kitty, Kitty: The Genetics of Tame Animals

cats, kittens, domestication, tameness, tame, domesticate, rat, wes warren, alex cagan

Nov. 07, 2014

Apple Science, From American Beauty to Zestar

apples, heritage apples, apple science

Nov. 07, 2014

Piecing Together the Puzzle of Insect Evolution

insects, insect road map, science

Oct. 31, 2014

Creature Double Feature

zombies, leeches, bloodsuckers, vampires, halloween

Oct. 17, 2014

Rooting Out the Plant Microbiome

plants, plant microbiome, bacteria

Oct. 17, 2014

Forensic Entomologists Hunt Down Insects to Help Catch Criminals

forensic entomology, crime scene, insects

Oct. 17, 2014

Environmental Detectives Use Genetic Tools to Track Invasives

invasive species, environmental DNA, asian carp

Oct. 03, 2014

Do Chimps Have Culture?

chimpanzees, chimps, culture, tools, tool use

Sep. 26, 2014

Sprouting a Forest in the City

ecosystem, forest, planting trees

Sep. 26, 2014

Plant Emissions: How Do Trees Interact With Pollution?

trees, planting trees, emissions

Sep. 19, 2014

Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

peacock spider, madeline girard, display, spiders

Sep. 12, 2014

Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?

birds, gary langham, audubon, ken rosenberg, national audubon society, cornell lab of ornithology, climate change

Sep. 12, 2014

After 40 Years, a Blue Whale Population Bounces Back

blue whales, comeback, california blue whales

Sep. 05, 2014

The Wilderness Act Turns 50

wilderness act, lyndon johnson, greg aplet

Aug. 15, 2014

Decoding Secret Communication Between Plants

james westwood, plants, communication, platn communication, molecules, rna

Aug. 15, 2014

Sylvia Earle’s ‘Mission Blue’

mission blue, sylvia earle, oceans, ocean acidification, coral reefs, fisheries

Aug. 08, 2014

Listening In on Elephant ‘Mating Pandemonium’

elephants, thermal imaging, peter wrege, mating, pandemonium, elephant listening project

Aug. 01, 2014

Can Animals Go Mad?

animals, pets, depression, mental health, animal madness, laurel braitman

Jul. 25, 2014

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Raise Public Health Concern

Roxanne Rutledge Connelly, mosquitoes, mosquito, Eastern equine encephalitis, Chikungunya, insects, infection, virus

Jul. 25, 2014

‘Moth-ers’ Celebrate Less-Loved Lepidopterans

moth week, national moth week, butterflies, Elena Tartaglia

Jul. 25, 2014

Oarfish: The Ultimate Fish Tale

oarfish, sea, ocean, serpent, misty paig-tran

Jul. 18, 2014

Scientists Call Whales the ‘Engineers’ of the Ocean Ecosystem

whales, sperm, balleen, cetaceans, fecal pump, plume, ocean, ecosystem

Jul. 18, 2014

App Chat: Plugging In to the Outdoors

bob parks, apps, outdoor apps, camping, birding, birds

Jul. 11, 2014

Concerns Rise Over Pesticide Use, Birds, and Bees

neonictinoid, nature, birds, bees, decline, pesticides

Jul. 04, 2014

Celebrating Nature’s Summer Light Show, Fireflies

lightning bugs, emily v driscoll, marc branham, gainesville, florida, university of florida, florida museum of natural history,

Jun. 27, 2014

Getting a Grasp on the Clever Cephalopod

cephalopod, cephalopod week, nautilus, octopus, vampire squid, luke groskin, cuttlefish, squid, jennifer basil

Jun. 20, 2014

Untangling the Web of Spider Science

spider, arachnology, greta binford, venom

Jun. 06, 2014

The Goat Brigade

goats, wildfires, southern california, fuel, fire, wildfire, fighting fire with goats

Jun. 06, 2014

Documenting the Oldest Living Things in the World

oldest living things in the world, rachel sussman, long life, llareta, organisms

May. 02, 2014

Elephants Use Different 'Words' to Signal Danger

african elephants, elephants, animal language, disney animal kingdom, joseph soltis, bees, animal communication

May. 02, 2014

Male Researchers May Increase Stress in Lab Mice

mice, laboratory, gender, jeffrey mogil, researcher

Apr. 25, 2014

Serving Up the Origins of the Chicken and Chili Pepper

domestication, chicken, chili pepper, greger larson, paul gepts, evolution

Apr. 25, 2014

Recording the Global Soundscape

Bryan Pijanowski, Global Soundscapes project, soundscape, ecologist, sound, noise, ecology

Apr. 18, 2014

E.O. Wilson: ‘A Window on Eternity’

e.o. wilson, gorongosa national park, mozambique, africa, a window on eternity, nature preserve

Apr. 11, 2014

Scientists Study Vole Romance Under the Influence

prairie vole, wine, tipsy, cocktail, drunk, vole

Mar. 14, 2014

EncROACHment: New York’s Invasive Cockroaches

winter roach, roach, jamestown, rutgers, cockroach, insect

Mar. 07, 2014

Where Do Sea Turtles Go During Their ‘Lost Years’?

sea turtles, lost years, nail salon, nail acrylic, nail polish, loggerhead sea turtle, ocean

Feb. 28, 2014

This Fish Sucks

clingfish, suction, university of washington, friday harbor labs, adam summers

Feb. 07, 2014

What Pulled the Plug on the Bioluminescent Bay?

bioluminescence, fajardo bay, puerto rico, edith widder

Jan. 31, 2014

Hotter Weather, Heavier Rains Threaten Penguins

penguins, climate change, polar bears, drought, heavy rain, rain, heat, hot, plos one, argentina, magellanic penguin

Jan. 10, 2014

Cold Snap Knocks Out Some Invasive Insects

asian long-horned beetle, polar vortex, cold, winter, emerald ash-borer

Jan. 03, 2014

Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act

ESA, endangered species act, endangered species, animals, plants, Joe Roman, Peter Alagona

Jan. 03, 2014

Why Do Insects Bug Us?

insects, grasshoppers, fear, anxiety, entomologist, jeffrey lockwood, The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Love, and Loathe Insects

Jan. 03, 2014

Can Plants Think?

michael pollan, plants, feeling, caterpillars, can plants think, do plants think, botanical, botany, plant intelligence

Dec. 27, 2013

Temple Grandin: ‘My Mind Works Like Google Images’

temple grandin, autism, animal rights, activism, animals in translation

Dec. 27, 2013

Oliver Sacks and the Search for the Giant Squid

oliver sacks, the island of the colorblind, giant squid, clyde roper, smithsonian

Dec. 20, 2013

Christmas Bird Count 2013

cbc, audubon, christmas bird count, birds, geoff lebaron, emma greig, cornell, project feederwatch, feeder watch, county birds, birding, birder, binoculars, winter, holiday traditions

Nov. 29, 2013

Annual Prizes Honor the Stranger Side of Science

ignobel prizes, ig nobel prizes, improbable research, marc abrahams

Nov. 15, 2013

The Other Golden Rule

animal pee, urination, peeing, mammals

Nov. 08, 2013

So Far, No Silver Bullet to Stop Lethal Bat Fungus

white-nose syndrome, bats, fungus, antifungal

Nov. 08, 2013

The Myth of the Woolly Bear

woolly bears, caterpillars, moth, winter, groundhog, punxsutawney, punxsutawney phil

Oct. 25, 2013

Discover the Inner Beauty of the Naked Mole Rat

Vera Gorbunova, Andrei Seluanov, university of rochester, naked mole rat

Oct. 18, 2013

Vines Choking Out Trees in the Tropics

Bill Laurance, Australia’s James Cook University, vines, lianas, choking forests, rainforests, south america, amazon

Sep. 27, 2013

Saving Wild Places in the ‘Anthropocene’

William Cronon, paul robbins, anthropocene, wilderness act, endangered species act, wild lands, wild places, wilderness

Sep. 20, 2013

Birding the Fall Migration

fall migration, birding, birdwatching, birder, hot spot, kenn kaufman, bird friendly, birds

Sep. 20, 2013

A Chronicle of a Whale’s Life, Captured in Earwax

Sascha Usenko, Stephen Trumble, blue whale ear wax, tree rings

Sep. 06, 2013

Worldwide Researchers Flock to Penguin Meeting

Peter Barham, penguins, penguin, Eighth International Penguin Conference

Aug. 09, 2013

Flexible Insect Protein Inspires Super Rubber

Kristi Kiick, rubber, biomimic, biomimicry, Resilin

Jul. 26, 2013

'Moth-ers' Shine a Light on Nighttime Beauties

moth, butterfly, insect, caterpillar, nighttime, national moth week, elena Tartaglia

Jul. 26, 2013

The 'Uncool' Passion of Jonathan Franzen

birds, birding, birdwatching, audubon, jonathan franzen

Jul. 19, 2013

Capturing the Sounds of Biodiversity

jungle, rainforest sounds, bird calls, monitoring biodiversity, ipod, remote monitoring, University of Puerto Rico, mitch aide

Jun. 21, 2013

Vegetables Respond to a Daily Clock, Even After Harvest

plant, circadian rhythms, circadian clock, nutrients, cabbage, vegetables, supermarket, Janet Braam, current biology

May. 31, 2013

Teacher Feature: Ethnobotanist Tom Carlson

student, teacher, ethnobotany, berkeley, california

May. 31, 2013

Researchers Revive a Plant Frozen in Time

bryophyte, moss, glacier, plants, frozen plants, cryptogamic herbarium

May. 31, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

hiking, bill bryson, a walk in the woods, Appalachian trail, summer reading, books

May. 24, 2013

‘Crazy Ants’ Spreading in the Southeastern US

ants, insects, tawny crazy ants, rasberry crazy ants, fire ants, entomology, invasive species, Edward LeBrun, University of Texas at Austin

May. 17, 2013

Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says

food, nutrition, agriculture, eating bugs, entomophagy, eating insects, insects as food, Peter Menzel, man eating bugs, UN food and agriculture organization

May. 03, 2013

17-Year Cicadas Primed to Emerge

cicada, periodical cicada, hatch, brood, locust, katydid, swarm, John Cooley, brood II, 17-year cicada

Apr. 19, 2013

Great Salt Lake Is No 'Dead Sea'

salt lake, ecology, brine, brine shrimp, bacteria, sodium chloride, ecosystems, bonnie baxter, great salt lake

Apr. 19, 2013

The Bird That Struts Its Stuff

utah, bird, birding, greater sage grouse, mating ritual, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Jason Robinson

Apr. 12, 2013

Monitoring the Monarchs

monarch butterfly, butterflies, milkweed, agriculture, ecosystems, pesticides, herbicides, migration, Lincoln Brower

Apr. 05, 2013

Bees Emerging After a Hard Winter

bees, beekeeper, apiculture, beekeeping, hives, colony collapse disorder, pesticides, neonicotinoids

Apr. 05, 2013

Searching for the Roots of 'Right' and 'Wrong'

empathy, morality, bonobo, apes, primates, primatology, anthropology

Mar. 29, 2013

The Secret Life of the Sonoran Desert

desert ecosystem, environment, rainfall, dry, bacteria, sonoran desert, cactus

Mar. 22, 2013

Birds Evolve Shorter Wings to Escape Traffic Crush

bird, evolution, maneuverability, wings, wingspan, birding, birdwatching, roadkill

Mar. 22, 2013

Project Seeks to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

deextinction, extinct, endangered species, lazarus project, gastric brooding frog, amphibian, thylacine, passenger pigeon

Mar. 08, 2013

Getting the Springtime Buzz on Bees

spring bugs show, bees, insects, pollinators, bumblebees, bumble bees, honey bees, honeybees

Mar. 08, 2013

Behold the Mighty Water Bear

water bears, waterbears, tardigrades, biology, video

Feb. 22, 2013

Surprise: Cockroaches Are Fastidious Groomers!

cockroaches, insects, grooming, antennae, insect behavior, bugs, cleaning

Feb. 22, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

Dian Fossey, fieldwork, gorillas, primates, chimpanzees, jane goodall, poaching, primatology

Feb. 01, 2013

Dung Beetles Use Cosmic GPS to Find Their Way

dung beetle, navigation, astronomy, milky way, stars, starlight, animal navigation

Feb. 01, 2013

How Owls Turn Heads

owl, neck, head, turning head, physiology, anatomy, spinning head

Jan. 25, 2013

Canine Conundrum: How Dog Became Man's Best Friend

dog, canine, genetics, evolution, domestic animals, friend, wolf, wolves, dogs

Jan. 04, 2013

Cold-Water Fish Break the Ice with Antifreeze

chemistry, antifreeze, proteins, cold water fish, biochemistry, materials science

Dec. 21, 2012

Birding for the Holidays

birds, birding, ornithology, birdwatching, christmas bird count, citizen science

Dec. 14, 2012

How Science Can Keep Your Christmas Tree Merry and Bright

christmas tree, xmas tree, pine tree, needles, spruce, fir, evergreen, holiday

Dec. 07, 2012

Blue Whale Barrel Roll Caught on Camera

blue whales, undersea camera, video, ocean, crittercam, underwater acrobatics

Nov. 16, 2012

Desktop Diaries: Temple Grandin

temple grandin, autism, desktop diaries, animal welfare, agriculture, livestock

Nov. 16, 2012

A Millipede That (Almost) Lives Up to the Name

millipede, insect, bugs, legs, species

Oct. 05, 2012

Starfish Blamed for Great Barrier Reef Coral Loss

coral, coral reef, great barrier reef, oceans, oceanography, global warming, climate change

Oct. 05, 2012

Putting the ‘Extreme’ in Extremity

horn, rhinoceros beetle, Peruvian Sheartail hummingbird, tail, evolution, animals

Oct. 05, 2012

From Stem Cells to Eggs (and Beyond)

stem cells, eggs, reproductive system, mice, cell differentiation

Sep. 28, 2012

Fires and Invasive Grass Threaten American West

cheatgrass, wildfire, wild fire, forest fire, prairie fire, invasive species, ecosystem, weed

Sep. 28, 2012

Ice Age Co-Stars: Horses, Camels, and Cheetahs

horse, camel, fossil, megafauna, ancient animals, prehistoric north america

Sep. 28, 2012

The Biology of Birds of Prey

raptors, birds of prey, hawk, falcon, condor, eagle, idaho, boise idaho

Sep. 14, 2012

Field Trip to a Fungi Foray

fungus, fungi, mushrooms, lichens, Northeast Mycological Federation Foray, mycology

Sep. 07, 2012

Tour a Bat Cave

echolocation, bats, nature, thermal imaging, thermal camera, bat cave, cave morphology

Aug. 31, 2012

Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

cucumber, squash, tendril, vine, growing, garden, vegetable

Aug. 24, 2012

Tree Rings Tell Tales of Ancient Fires and Climate

fire, tree rings, dendrology, climate change, wildfires, forest fire

Jul. 06, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks Silent Spring

science friday book club, scifri book club, silent spring, rachel carson, ddt, pesticides, love canal, toxic chemicals, superfund site

Jun. 29, 2012

Bidding Farewell to Lonesome George

lonesome george, tortoise, Galapagos islands, charles darwin

Jun. 01, 2012

Lightning Bug of a Different Color

bioluminescence, millipede, insect, glowing, entomology

May. 25, 2012

Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine

Carbonemys cofrinii, turtle, tortoise, fossil, coal turtle

May. 25, 2012

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease Under The Microscope

deer ticks, lyme disease, Lyme borreliosis, Borrelia burgdorferi, zoonosis,tick-borne illness

May. 25, 2012

What's The Secret To Great Tomato Flavor?

tomato, vegetable, farming, agriculture, food science, flavor, taste, aroma, chemistry

May. 18, 2012

From Rooftops and Abandoned Lots, an Urban Harvest

food, farm, agriculture, vegetables, farming, growing food, raising food, diet, nutrition, cities, city farms, urban farms

Apr. 13, 2012

Searching for Nature’s Time Machines in Relics

entomology, art, photography, evolution, genes

Apr. 06, 2012

Taking a Walk on New York’s Wild Side

urban wildlife, new york city, concrete jungle, green space, animals, city

Apr. 06, 2012

Coyotes Come to the Big Apple

urban wildlife, animals, city, coyotes, wildlife

Mar. 30, 2012

Why Don’t Spiders Get Stuck In Their Webs?

spiders webs spiderwebs arachnids film video

Mar. 30, 2012

Half A Century Later, A Return To Challenger Deep

dive, cameron, submarine, submersible, mariana trench, challenger deep

Mar. 09, 2012

Gorilla Genome Sheds Light On Human Evolution

gorilla, dna, genome, genetics

Mar. 09, 2012

Can An Early Spring Confuse Nature's Clock?

plants, seeds, agriculture, season

Mar. 09, 2012

Studying Locomotion With Rat Treadmills, Wind Tunnels

flora animals locomotion harvard

Feb. 17, 2012

Where’s The Cuttlefish


Jan. 27, 2012

Ancient Skull Holds Clues to Dog Domestication

dog, canid, canine, animal domestication, anthropology

Jan. 20, 2012

Seeing Super-Fast Animals

flora, animals, speed, fast motion

Jan. 06, 2012

Parasitic Fly Threatens Honey Bee Populations

bees, phorid flies, parasite, zombie bees, zombees

Jan. 06, 2012

Levitating Fruit Flies To Learn About Space Travel

flight, weightless, levitiation, magnet

Dec. 23, 2011

Birders Fan Out to Count Feathered Friends

chrismas bird count, audubon, citizen sciebce

Dec. 23, 2011

Searching For A Ghost Bird

flora, bird, woodpecker

Dec. 09, 2011

Inbreeding To Blame For Bedbug Renaissance

bedbug, tropical medicine, public health, bed bug

Dec. 09, 2011

Debating Genetically Modified Salmon

salmon, fish, fisheries, genetic engineering, gmo foods, fda, usda

Dec. 09, 2011

Python Could Help Treat Heart Disease

python, snake, biochemistry, heart, metabolism

Dec. 02, 2011

Flight Of The Wild Pigeon

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

Nov. 25, 2011

Giant Pumpkin, But Forget About Pie

pumpkin, grow, farm, agriculture, thanksgiving, holiday, video

Nov. 11, 2011

Hunt For A Vanishing Woodpecker

video, film, flora, woodpecker, birds, ornithology

Nov. 04, 2011

A Researcher Asks: Are Dolphins Self-Aware?

dolphin communication brain learning

Nov. 04, 2011

Mosquitoes Engineered To Kill Their Own Kind

biotechnology eengineering dengue malaria mosquito

Oct. 07, 2011

A Virtual Arm That Talks With The Brain

brain neurology prosthesis prosthetic robotic arm neural control

Sep. 23, 2011

Managing Forests To Manage Wildfires

flagstaff arizona fires wildfire burn firevfighter blaze

Sep. 16, 2011

Probing Poop For Cellulose-Chomping Microbes

biofuel panda china cellulose ferment compost

Sep. 16, 2011

Science Looks At The Sibling Effect

siblings, brothers, sisters, social science

Sep. 09, 2011

A Virus That Affects Caterpillar Behavior

caterpillar, gene, virus, brain, gypsy moth

Sep. 09, 2011

Rainfall Brings Bumper Crop Of Fungi

flora film video fungus fungi

Aug. 26, 2011

Water Striders Don’t Stride, They Row

flora video film insect strider biomechanics

Aug. 26, 2011

The Unsavory Story Of Industrially-Grown Tomatoes

tomato, fruit, garden, farm, harvest

Aug. 19, 2011

Weaving ‘Charlotte’s Web’

literature, art, writing, nature, farm, spiders

Aug. 05, 2011

Squid, Octopus, Cuttlefish: Masters Of Camouflage

flora film squid camouflage

Jul. 29, 2011

Video Pick: Designing A Green Roof

roof, design, building, energy, environment

Jul. 22, 2011

Exploring The Wild Life Of Our Bodies

organisms, bacteria, skin, bodies, microbes, bugs

Jul. 15, 2011

Time To Stop Picking on Weeds and Non-Natives?

weed plant species invasive non-native

Jul. 08, 2011

Probing The Secret Life Of Compost

compost organic farming fertilizer san antonio

Jul. 01, 2011

Video Pick: Blowing Bubble Nets

whale sea marine biology

Jul. 01, 2011

Growing A Revolution: America’s Founding Gardeners

history president gardening botany jefferson

Jun. 03, 2011

Researchers Make A Stink To Fight Mosquitoes

bug insect repellant mosquito

May. 27, 2011

Examining The Hummingbird Tongue

video flora film tongue lick slurp

May. 20, 2011

Every Thirteen Years, Brood Nineteen Is Back

cicadas, locusts, brood, insects, bugs

Apr. 29, 2011

Bug News Roundup: Ant Rafts To Robot Caterpillars

video pick bugs insects

Apr. 29, 2011

Sleep-Deprived Rats Take "Brain Naps"

sleep, brain, neuron, dreaming

Apr. 22, 2011

Google Gives Mojave Solar Project A Boost

solar energy, google, brightsource, ivanpah, mojave, environment, tortoise

Apr. 15, 2011

Richard Leakey Reflects On Human Past--And Future

anthropology, human origins, turkana boy, fossil, hominid

Apr. 08, 2011

Video Pick: Seeing The World Through Whiskers

rat, cat, whiskers, senses

Apr. 01, 2011

Video Pick: Springtime Bug Out

video, film, flora, insect, bee

Mar. 11, 2011

Despite Long Lives, Humans Age Like Other Primates

aging, primates, gerontology

Feb. 25, 2011

Are Transgenic Weeds An Ecological Threat?

weed, plant, gmo, gene

Feb. 18, 2011

Creature Feature: Jumping Fleas, Burrowing Owls

film video flora fleas

Feb. 04, 2011

Plumbing The Depths Of Aquarium Science

fish, fishtank, acquarium, acquaria, acquariums, coral, tropical fish

Dec. 31, 2010

Video Pick: The Toiling Ant

grasshopper ant

Dec. 24, 2010

Christmas Bird Count 2010

birds, birding, audubon, christmas bird count

Dec. 24, 2010

The Buzz on Bees

bees hive waggle dance

Dec. 17, 2010

Taxidermy and 'A Kingdom Under Glass'

natural history, taxidermy, animals

Dec. 10, 2010

Isabella Rossellini's 'Seduce Me'

art, science, mating, attraction, green porno

Dec. 10, 2010

The Hidden Science of Christmas Trees

tree, fir, pine christmas, evergreen

Nov. 12, 2010

Video Pick: We Like Lichens

fungus mold lichen plant biology

Nov. 05, 2010

Video Pick: The Precocious Brush Turkey

video, flora, bird, flight, flying, briush turkey, film

Oct. 29, 2010

An Answer to the Chupacabra Legend?

legend, halloween, monster, chupacabra, goatsucker

Oct. 29, 2010

Amber Gives a Glimpse of Ancient India

amber insects fossil

Oct. 29, 2010


eels fish water food

Oct. 22, 2010

Video Pick: The Physics of the Great Pumpkin

pumpkin, halloween, video, farm

Oct. 15, 2010

The Pot Book

pot, marijuana, cannabis

Oct. 01, 2010

Stink Bug Invasion

stink bugs, invasive species, insect, entomology

Oct. 01, 2010

Ancient Penguin

fethers, penguin, bird, evolution, fossil

Sep. 24, 2010

Almost Chimpanzee

chimpanzee human genetics

Sep. 17, 2010

Video Pick: Crows Use Tools Too

tools crows, birds,

Sep. 10, 2010

Malaria Update

malaria disease world health mosquito parasite

Sep. 10, 2010


swarm insect behavior

Aug. 27, 2010


bedbugs, bed bugs, insect, blood, psychology

Aug. 20, 2010

Plastics at Sea

plastic ocean debris trash flotsam

Aug. 13, 2010

White Shark Sightings On The Rise On East Coast

shark great white marine ocean

Aug. 06, 2010

Bad Days for Bats

bats, disease, white nose syndrome, fungus

Jul. 30, 2010


materials science, silk, fiber, spider

Jul. 30, 2010

Oil Spill Update: Cleanup and Long-Term Effects

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Jul. 23, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Robot Fish

flora film video fish robot

Jul. 16, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Horseshoe Crab Season

marine, ocean, crab, horseshore crab, mating, reproduction

Jul. 09, 2010

Diseases of the Garden

basil, fungus, disease

Jun. 04, 2010

The Oil Spill and the Limits of Science

oil spill, oil slick, engineering, ecosystem

May. 28, 2010

'Life' Series: How'd They Do That?

film, life, nature

May. 21, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Frogs Shake it Up

flora, film, frogs

May. 14, 2010

Modern Extinctions

species, extinction, biodiversity

May. 07, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Bioluminescence

flora, video, film, bioluminescence

Apr. 30, 2010

Biofuel Roundup

biofuel, energy, alternative energy

Apr. 23, 2010


pollen, allergies, plants, botany

Apr. 23, 2010

E.O. Wilson's 'Anthill'

ants, insects, social

Apr. 02, 2010

Bees and Beekeeping

bees, beekeeping, apiary, ccd, colony collapse disorder

Apr. 02, 2010


insects, bugs, insectopedia

Apr. 02, 2010

Grasshopper Invasion

insects, agriculture, grasshopper

Mar. 26, 2010

Trade Talks on Endangered Species

endangered species, trade, cites

Mar. 26, 2010

Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar

caterpillar, amphibious, water, insect

Mar. 05, 2010

An Older Proto-Dino

dinosaur, evolution, triassic

Feb. 26, 2010

Grizzly Bears Moving Into New Territory

grizzly bear, polar bear, habitat

Feb. 26, 2010

Inside an Ocean Sciences Meeting

ocean, whale, agu, science news

Feb. 26, 2010

Darwin and 'Creation'

darwin, evolution, film

Feb. 19, 2010

Studying Epilepsy in Sea Lions

sea lion, ocean, aaas, health, brain, epilepsy

Feb. 19, 2010

Dolphins and Comparative Medicine

dolphin, zoonotic, zoonoses, aaas, ocean, health

Feb. 12, 2010

Listening to Frog Love Songs

frogs, songs, communication

Feb. 12, 2010

Squid Invasion Off California Coast

humboldt squid, jumbo squid, california, marine biology

Feb. 12, 2010

Jane Goodall

goodall, gombe, chimps, chimpanzees

Jan. 01, 2010

Birds and Birding

birds, birding, birdwatching, ecology

Dec. 04, 2009

Birdfeeders and Evolution

birds, evolution

Oct. 23, 2009

Neuroscience Meeting Highlights

brian, neurology, neuroscience

Oct. 23, 2009

Are Humans Still Evolving?

evolution, humans, medicine

Oct. 23, 2009

Frans de Waal and 'The Age of Empathy'

empathy, primates, apes, de waal

Oct. 16, 2009

Creating Memories

brain, memory, learning, neuron, memory

Oct. 09, 2009

Tracking Bird Migration

birds, migration, flight

Oct. 09, 2009

Being a Veterinarian

animals, veterinarian, veterinary medicine

Oct. 02, 2009

Can Bats and Wind Power Get Along?

wind, bats, energy, power, alternative energy

Oct. 02, 2009

Green Your Lawn

lawn, garden, grass

Sep. 18, 2009

The Smell of Death

smell, pheromone, cockroach, insect, smell, death

Sep. 11, 2009

Warming in the Arctic

arctic, climate change, global warming

Sep. 11, 2009

Primate Music

music, art, monkeys, apes

Aug. 07, 2009

The Buzz On Bees: Coping With Vanishing Colonies

bees, apiology, apiary, colony collapse

Jul. 31, 2009

Fisheries Improving?

fish, fisheries, fishing, resources

Jul. 31, 2009

The Art of the Natural History Museum

art, artists, natural history, diorama

Jul. 17, 2009

Moths that Jam a Bat's Sonar

bats, moth, sonar, video, flora

Jul. 10, 2009

A New Swine Virus

ebola, marburg, reston, virus, infectious disease

Jun. 19, 2009

A Package of Dad's Genes

male, genetics, genome, cells, sperm, human development

Jun. 19, 2009

Same-Sex Behavior in the Animal Kingdom

same sex, homosexuality, sexual behavior, animals

Jun. 12, 2009

Raising a Stink over a Flower in Bloom

flower, bloom, corpse flower

Jun. 12, 2009

Why Do We Have Fingerprints?

fingerprints, evolution

May. 22, 2009

Gardening with Native Plants

plants, garden, native plants

May. 22, 2009

Food Shortages and Civilization

fear, lester brown, civilization, food, agriculture

May. 15, 2009

The Modern Dog

dog, genetics, evolution, communnication

May. 01, 2009

Studying a Baby Mammoth

mammoth, paleontology

May. 01, 2009

Wildlife CSI

forensics, wildlife, poaching, smuggling

Apr. 24, 2009

Seasonal Allergies

allergies, hayfever, histamines, antihistamines

Apr. 17, 2009

Night Vision and DNA

eye, vision, dna, genetics

Mar. 20, 2009

Darwin's Supporting Evidence

florida, biology, evolution, darwin

Mar. 06, 2009

Caring for White-Nose Syndrome Bats

bats, caves, white nose syndrome

Mar. 06, 2009

Oldest Known Horse Farm

archaeology, horses, domestication, farming

Mar. 06, 2009

Oldest Fossil Brain Discovered

brain, fossil, fish

Feb. 06, 2009

Largest Snake

snake, fossil, titanoboa, climate

Feb. 06, 2009

Caterpillar Mimicry

ant, caterpillar, butterfly, mimic

Feb. 06, 2009

Ancient Whale Relative Gave Birth on Land

whale, land, evolution, fossil

Jan. 23, 2009

Warming Temperatures Hurt Western Trees

trees, forests, climate change

Jan. 16, 2009

Fish and Mercury

mercury, fish, seafood, brain

Jan. 16, 2009

Human-Driven Evolution

fishing, hunting, evolution

Jan. 16, 2009

50 Years of Pheromones

phereomones, signalling

Jan. 02, 2009

Controlling Mosquitoes With Bacteria

mosquito, virus, bacteria

Dec. 26, 2008

Holiday Birding

birds, birding, christmas bird count

Dec. 26, 2008

Birdscapes Pop-up Book

birds, sounds, book

Dec. 26, 2008

Shade-Grown Coffee Not Just for the Birds

coffee, birds

Dec. 12, 2008

Elephant Health

elephants, zoos, animal ethics, peta

Dec. 05, 2008

The Superorganism

ants, bees, wasps, social insects, superorganism

Nov. 21, 2008

From Atlantis to Antarctica

extremophiles, atlantis, alvin, antarctica

Nov. 14, 2008

Jane Goodall

chimpanzees, goodall, primates

Oct. 31, 2008

Bat Crisis Update

bats, wildlife, pollinators, zoonoses, epidemic, fungus

Oct. 31, 2008

Vampire Bats and Other Blood-Suckers

blood, bats, vampires

Oct. 10, 2008

Climate Change And Tropical Habitats

climate change, global warming, tropics, amazon

Sep. 19, 2008

Chile Peppers

chile, chilli, peppers, scoville, spicy

Sep. 12, 2008

Genes -- And How Humans Got Their Dexterity

hand, opposable thumbs, limb development

Sep. 12, 2008

The Evolution of Beer

beer, lager, genetics, yeast, evolution

Sep. 12, 2008

The Fabulous Fungi

fungi, fungus, mold, yeast, mushrooms

Sep. 05, 2008


tuna, fish, marine, ecosystems, fish farming, fisheries, fishing

Aug. 29, 2008

How Do Flies Get Away?

flies, insects, entomology, drosophila, flight, escape

Aug. 29, 2008

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

vacation, listener, diy

Aug. 15, 2008

What Put The Heat in Chili Peppers?

chile peppers, chili peppers, capsaicins, pepper plants

Jul. 25, 2008

Tobacco Plants Grow Cancer Vaccines

cancer, genetics, biopharm, cancer vaccines

Jul. 11, 2008

A Coral Catastrophe?

coral, ocean, environment, global warming, climate change

Jul. 04, 2008

Batter Up!

baseball, bat, maple, wod, ash, emerald ash borer

Jun. 27, 2008

A Census of the Oceans

ocean, sea, marine life

May. 30, 2008

New Government Report Tackles Global Warming Effects

climate, weatehr, climate change, global warming

May. 23, 2008

Circadian Clock Sets at Lunchtime

food, eating, circadian clock

May. 16, 2008

Great Lakes Water Issues

water, lakes, great lakes, milwaukee, environment, invasive species

May. 09, 2008

Weedkiller Worries

atrazine, pesticides, chemical, hormonal, hormone, endocrine

Apr. 25, 2008

Tiny Beetle, Big Impact

trees, carbon dioxide, carbon sequestration, climate, ecosystems

Apr. 25, 2008

More Evidence for Dinosaur / Bird Link

dinosaurs, paleontology, birds, fossils, evolution

Apr. 25, 2008

Towards Test-Tube Meat?

meat, ethics, animals, tissue engineering, food

Apr. 18, 2008

Bat Die-Off Mystery

bats, ecology, ecosystem, fungus, white nose syndrome, white-nose syndrome

Apr. 11, 2008

Biofuels Research Roundup

biofuel, energy, transportaion, chemistry, ethanol

Apr. 11, 2008

Better Agriculture through...Charcoal?

charcoal, plants, farming, biology

Mar. 28, 2008

Spring Birding

birds, birding, birdwatching

Mar. 07, 2008

Arctic 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Opens

biodiversity, seeds, disaster, crops, agriculture

Feb. 29, 2008

Animal Testing and Research Ethics

research ethics, animal testing, peta, animal rights

Feb. 15, 2008

State of the Oceans

oceans, ecosystems, water, coral, fish

Jan. 11, 2008

Monarch Migration Molecular Mechanism

monarch, butterflies, migration, circadian clock,

Jan. 04, 2008

Michael Pollan - In Defense of Food

food, agriculture, nutrition, food policy

Dec. 28, 2007

Wildlife Safari

safari wildlife field work research sound photography

Dec. 21, 2007

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

birds, birding, birders, christmans bird count

Dec. 14, 2007

Coral in Crisis

coral, oceans, reefs, coral reefs

Nov. 16, 2007

Michael Novacek and 'Terra'

paleontology, dinosaurs, biology, amnh

Sep. 28, 2007

Hunting Mammoth DNA

mammoth, genetics, dna

Jun. 29, 2007

Giant Penguin Fossils Found In Peru

pengiuns, evolution, paleontology, fossils


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