Cary Fowler

May. 22, 2015

The Small But Mighty Seed

Biologist Thor Hanson describes the dizzying diversity of seeds. A new documentary, Seeds of Time portrays the fight to save them.

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

Mar. 07, 2008

Arctic 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Opens

A frozen vault containing samples of seeds from around the world has begun accepting seeds for storage. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault aims to preserve seeds to protect the world's crop diversity.

biodiversity, seeds, disaster, crops, agriculture


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Cetacean Science


Mystery Box

How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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