Back when tropical Wisconsin had just started its journey northward from the equator, there were 15,000 foot high mountains here. Remember? No? How about the giant inland seas before that? If not, surely you recall the immense ice sheets that ground much of that rock into powder? That was only 10,000 years ago. Even if […]
Host Brian Standing is joined by author and Princeton Professor, D. Graham Burnett to discuss his latest publication, titled “The Sounding of the Whale”.
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.
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.
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 […]