March 31, 2016

Smartphones – Side Effects

Welcome to the Cellphone Sabbath.

March 30, 2016

Privacy – Big Brother is a Corporation

It’s convenience versus the loss of privacy, while someone – or something, is watching.

March 29, 2016

Smartphones – Two Places at Once

The paradox of being physically present but psychologically absent.

March 28, 2016

Smartphones – At What Price

Does the mere presence of a smartphone effect the quality of face-to-face conversations?

March 25, 2016

Drones – Software Package

Forest and watershed mapping and inventories, habitat assessments, post-processing of data; it’s all in a day’s work for a research drone.

March 24, 2016

Drones – New Tool For Research

Drones are giving scientists unprecedented ways to gather data.

March 23, 2016

Poison Ivy – Citizen Science

Here’s a way that you can help track and control poison ivy.

March 22, 2016

Finches – Tough Life, Smart Bird

For birds, a bit of competition with their peers early on turns out to be a good thing.

March 21, 2016

Finches – Learning to Sing

It all comes down to the tutor.

March 18, 2016

Finches – Sounds Just Like Dad

If you’re wooing a female finch, you’d better sound like her father.

March 17, 2016

Algorithm of Discovery – Defining What Isn’t

Is it possible to better understand what something is, by knowing what it is not?

March 16, 2016

Antibiotics – Breaking Them Down

Antibiotics in cow manure? Composting can help degrade them before they end up in fertilizer.

March 15, 2016

Antibiotics Underground

Farmers destroy the milk from cows treated with antibiotics. But the antibiotics could still impact the environment outside the farm.

March 14, 2016

Antibiotics and Milk

What happens to the milk from cows who were given antibiotics?

March 11, 2016

Algorithm of Discovery – A New Way of Seeing the World

New drugs, new kinds of materials, new insights into the dynamics of ecosystems – all from reinventing the way we categorize things.

March 10, 2016

Algorithm of Discovery – New Ideas From Computers

HAL can open the pod door, but can he come come with a new concept?

March 9, 2016

Privacy – Are We Giving it Away?

Every day, we’re unknowingly gifting our personal information to corporations and service organizations.

March 8, 2016

Hellbender – Bad Name, Good Sign

Though saddled with a dicey moniker, they’re indicators of a healthy water ecosystem.

March 7, 2016

Hellbender – King Salamander

North America’s largest salamander can reach a length of two feet and weigh up to five pounds.

March 4, 2016

Biological Invaders – Salvinia

Moving a species to a foreign environment may ultimately require importing another species to control the first.

March 3, 2016

Biological Invaders – Ecology

Humans are largely responsible for the demise of the biological immunity of ecosystems.

March 2, 2016

Biological Invaders – Adaptation

Disparate species are being unnaturally relocated without the benefit of time for adaptation.

March 1, 2016

Water – Downstream From Mines

When you’re downstream from a coal mine, you want to know what’s happening upstream.