In general, everybody probably believes that life exists somewhere else on another planet. Our telescopes keep getting better and better at finding exoplanets orbiting other star systems. And a few fall within the range of orbit as Earth does around our sun. But what kinds of life will there be on those other planets, if […]
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine learns how new advanced technology helps in gathering data on wildlife diversity and the health of ecosystems. Will Cushman welcomes Phil Townsend, professor in forest and wildlife ecology at UW-Madison, as his guest. Phil explains that for any ecosystem to remain healthy and vibrant depends on a wide range of […]
On this episode of A Public Affair, host Patty Peltekos interviews Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction.
Are we born Republican or Democrat? Are our political views determined by biological factors? Does biology belong in the study of politics? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find our more!
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 […]
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 […]