articles tagged "natural history"

Climate Change: The Prequel

Monday, 21 April 2014 | buzz
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The scientific evidence is in: human-influenced climate change is real and it started 5,000 years ago. UW Researcher Feng He joins us to tell us more. more »

Promiscuous Globe-Trotting Fungi Pee Beer

Monday, 14 April 2014 | buzz
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How a tiny species of yeast traveled from South American Patagonia to German Bavaria 500 years ago and helped create lager beer. Geneticist and yeast expert Chris Todd Hittinger brings us the story. more »

What’s Living in Your Belly Button?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | buzz
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Think biological field work, and most people think of exotic Amazonian rainforests or the Serengeti plains of Africa. Few think of the plethora of things living in our own backyard, in our homes, even in our armpits and bellybuttons. Rob Dunn works as a biologist and writer in the Department of Biology at North Carolina State University. He also founded yourwildlife.org, an online “citizen scientist” resource to the biota literally right under our noses. more »

Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | buzz
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Imagine a world where females are fifty times larger than males, who die immediately after mating. Or where females have to protect their offspring from being eaten by their own father. Or where males parasitically fuse with their female mates, ultimately becoming indistinguishable from their mate and host. These worlds exist… right here, just not for humans. Daphne Fairbairn teaches biology at the University of California, Riverside. She’s the author of “Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom” and she joined Brian Standing on August 26. more »

The Story Of America’s Eastern Forests With Chris Johnson

Monday, 11 March 2013 | buzz
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On Monday, March 11, 2013, Chris Johnson, author of Forests for the People: The Story of America’s Eastern Forests, spoke with Brian Standing by phone. more »

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