February 28, 2018

The Nose Knows

The “nose-leaf” is like a little megaphone that surrounds a bat’s nostrils.

February 27, 2018

Bats the Question

Mysteries of bat echolocation.

February 26, 2018

Deep Inside a Bat Cave

Smell the guano, site the bat trajectories!

February 23, 2018

Bat Jam

In a cave full of flying bats, why don’t they get in each other’s way?

February 22, 2018


On the sidewalks of a big city we can walk without bumping into each other – is it swarming?

February 21, 2018

Preventing Lyme Disease

If you’re planning a walk in the woods, some tips on avoiding ticks.

February 20, 2018

Lyme All the Time

Disease-carrying ticks can be active year round.

February 19, 2018

Lyme Disease is Spreading

An estimated 30,000 cases are reported each year in the US.

February 16, 2018

Breathing in Memories

They’re playing our smell.

February 15, 2018


“If it smells bad, it is bad.” Can that help prevent the spread of disease?

February 14, 2018

The Relentless Sense

There’s lots of ways to tune out sights and sounds, but not smells.

February 13, 2018

A Recipe for Algae Blooms?

Recent findings suggest that fertilizers together with nanoparticles can lead to algae blooms.

February 12, 2018

Kelp Elevator

Going down – next stop, the ocean floor.

February 9, 2018

Pickling the Waters

It’s like dropping a fresh water organism into the ocean.

February 8, 2018

A Little Less Salt Please

Wet salt sticks better to roads than dry – and other useful ideas.

February 7, 2018

From the Road to the Well

Rock salt from roads can enter into our soil, streams and groundwater.

February 6, 2018

Rock Salt Everlasting

Why is it salt turning up in streams in the summertime?

February 5, 2018

Turning on the Bio-Lights

How many bacteria does it take to light up an Anglerfish?

February 2, 2018

Bioluminous Squid

Meet one of evolution’s spectacular solutions.

February 1, 2018

You Light Up My Lure

A mutually beneficial relationship between a fish and bacteria.