November 30, 2016

Hindukush Beekeeping – Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous people of the Himalayan Hindukush region offer valuable knowledge to scientists studying bees.

November 29, 2016

Africa – Surma Stick

Stick fighting – fierce and violent, all done in the name of love.

November 28, 2016

Asia Bat – Data

What’s more difficult than catching and tagging bats?

November 25, 2016

Sustainable Chemistry – Thin Film

Never heard of thin film technology? You’re probably carrying it with you right now,

November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving – Foods

The first Thanksgiving probably bore the markings of a traditional American Indian meal.

November 23, 2016

Soil Litter – The Food Web

There’s a dense population under our feet that sustains life for us above the ground.

November 22, 2016

Honeybees – Hive Body

A bee colony is like a microcosm of a human society.

November 21, 2016

Viruses – Mistakes R Us

In the process of copying their genome, viruses often make bad copies, which turns out to be a good thing for the virus.

November 18, 2016

Viruses – Polio vs Flu

Why do we need to get a new flu vaccine every year when we only need one vaccination for polio?

November 17, 2016

Viruses – Uncommon Cold

No cure for the Rhinovirus?

November 16, 2016

Viruses – Sex

It once wiped out about a third of the world’s population.

November 15, 2016

Viruses – A Sense of Scale

How many viruses could fit onto the surface of a soccer ball?

November 14, 2016

Viruses – Filterable Agents of Disease

They’ve been around for millennia, but it’s only very recently that humans have actually discovered their existence.

November 11, 2016

Viruses – On the Edge of Life

They’re not technically alive or dead, so just what is a virus, anyway?

November 10, 2016

Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition.

November 9, 2016

Bird Feeders – Evolution of a Disease

Could bird feeders be helping a disease become more virulent every year?

November 8, 2016

Bird Feeders – Pinkeye and Port Feeders

Pinkeye, a bacterial disease, is spread when infected birds use certain types of bird feeders.

November 7, 2016

Bird Feeders – The Dark Side

That bird feeder in your backyard could be doing more than just feeding birds.

November 4, 2016

Honeybees – Pesticides

Scientists are trying to better understand the risks of using pesticides on bee colonies.

November 3, 2016

Honeybees – Queens

When bees lose their queen, the hive makes a distinctive sound.

November 2, 2016

Honeybees – Importance

Honeybees play a crucial role in agriculture.

November 1, 2016

Honeybees – Mites

Predatory insect mites are infecting honeybee hives, but pesticides used to control the mites just might be making things worse!