September 29, 2017

The Other Side of the Stick

In the aftermath of a storm, what’s bad for humans may be good for other species.

September 28, 2017

Making a Dune

Fire Island’s dunes were flattened by hurricane Sandy; with the aid of snow fencing, they have been speedily reestablished.

September 27, 2017

The Nuts and Bolts of Diversity

Virtually every organism in a rainforest ecosystem is part of an interdependent web of life.

September 26, 2017

The Polio Detector

A low-cost means of detecting polio in the field is being developed by scientists, using nanotechnology.

September 25, 2017

Eradicating Polio

There are three countries in the world where polio is still found.

September 22, 2017

Invisible Web of the Rainforest

Tinker with the micro-ecology of just one plant, and you risk altering an entire ecosystem.

September 21, 2017

Microcosms of Nature

A diverse ecoysystem can be found within the leaves of one rainforest plant.

September 20, 2017

Nanotechnology Meets Clams

Are nanoparticles from products effecting the environment?

September 19, 2017

Secrets of Finding Caterpillars

Signs of caterpillars are easy to spot, but how do you locate the caterpillars themselves?

September 18, 2017

A Specialized Predator

In Costa Rica’s banana plantations, parasitoids can keep hungry caterpillars in check.

September 15, 2017

The Prototype for Alien

Nature can be harsh, and in the case of caterpillar-eating parasitoids, it’s downright gruesome.

September 14, 2017

Spectacular Species

In Costa Rica’s rainforest, the diversity of caterpillars rivals the variety of the plants they consume.

September 13, 2017

Dragonflies – Best Place to Watch

A prime spot to observe migrating dragonflies.

September 12, 2017

Older Than Dinosaurs, Younger Than Springtime

One of the world’s most venerable insects has developed a sucessful means of reproduction.

September 11, 2017

Riding the Wind

Unfortunately for dragonflies, they’re not the only creatures who migrate riding wind currents.

September 8, 2017

Dragonfly Migration

A rare event, but a grand sight to behold – thousands upon thousands of dragonflies.

September 7, 2017

Dragonflies – Myths and Truths

Can nature’s flying insect carnivores bite people?

September 6, 2017

Will it Play in Alpha Centauri?

Crafting a message an alien can understand.

September 5, 2017

The Golden Record

The sounds of earth onboard the Voyager spacecraft.

September 4, 2017

Broadcasting to the Stars

They probably already know we’re here.

September 1, 2017

Moo Clues

Air pollution monitoring is nothing new, but now scientists are turning to a new source of data: dairy cows.