Topic: Biology

October 30, 2018 The Lyrebird’s Dance - The superb lyrebird of Australia combines its songs with specific dance moves to create an elaborate courtship ritual.
October 26, 2018 Sea Hare Ink - Sea hares defend themselves from predators with colorful ink.
October 25, 2018 Yo-Yo Dieting - A closer look at the effects of yo-yo dieting.
October 24, 2018 Dad’s Exercise - Dads’ exercise habits may affect the health of their offspring.
October 18, 2018 Kangaroos in Trees - Tree kangaroos hop up trees instead of swinging through them like monkeys.
September 25, 2018 Fish-Eating Praying Mantis - A giant insect gobbles up guppies - and other small animals.
September 24, 2018 Gut-Brain Connection - Scientists document a near instantaneous electrical connection between the gut and the brain.
September 7, 2018 INSECTS & SPIDERS - INSECTS & SPIDERS (Encore Edition) - Could spider venom be the next insecticide? Why mosquitoes smell you better at night. And debunking the myth of extracting dinosaur DNA from insects preserved in amber. Also, insect legs that bear an uncanny resemblance to modern machinery.
August 14, 2018 Alcohol-Resistant Microbe - A disease-causing microbe is becoming resistant to alcohol hand sanitizer.
August 13, 2018 Edible Crickets & Gut Health - Edible crickets could improve gut health.
August 10, 2018 DNA in Amber - Could scientists really get dinosaur DNA from insects preserved in amber?
July 27, 2018 Hot Flashes - Scientists explore the brain cells responsible for hot flashes.
July 12, 2018 Tracking Kissing Bugs - Miniature transmitters help scientists track a blood-sucking pest.
July 11, 2018 Spider Ballooning - Spiders sail through the air on electrical currents.
June 21, 2018 Not-So-Busy Bees - Bees take a break from work every night, even when the sun never sets.
June 13, 2018 Sleeping Fur Seals - How fur seals' unusual pattern of REM sleep helps sleep researchers.
June 11, 2018 Pollution, Fungi, and Trees - Pollution could be short-circuiting a mutualistic relationship between trees and fungi.
June 8, 2018 Bats & Pitcher Plants - The echo of a pitcher plant helps bats find safety and helps the plant get food.
June 7, 2018 Bombardier Beetle Engineering - The secret behind a beetle’s ability to shoot rapid pulses of high temperature toxins.
May 29, 2018 Green-Blooded Lizards - Some lizards thrive despite a toxic pigment that turns their blood green.
May 7, 2018 Whale Hearing - Some whales hear with their entire skulls.
May 3, 2018 Lab on a Chip - A palm-sized digital device could help track populations' risk for measles and other infectious diseases.
April 24, 2018 Hummingbird Tail Feathers - A male hummingbird makes sounds with his tail feathers to attract females.
April 23, 2018 Shrinking Mammals - Human activity has led to mammal size reductions.
April 20, 2018 Camping Improves Sleep - More time spent outdoors resets circadian rhythms to help us get a full night’s sleep.
April 13, 2018 Sizing Up Dogs II - A listener asks whether it's true that large dogs don't live as long as small dogs.
April 10, 2018 Butterfly-Inspired Surgery Camera - A camera based on the complex eye of the morpho butterfly could improve cancer surgeries.
March 15, 2018 Wasabi vs. Chili Peppers - A listener asks: Why does wasabi's kick disappear so quickly while the heat of chili peppers can last much longer?
March 13, 2018 Roving Bacteria - Gut bacteria can escape into other tissues and cause serious illnesses.
March 12, 2018 Clean Fish Learn Better - Reef fish make better decisions when smaller fish keep them clean.
February 28, 2018 Loopy DNA - How a protein keeps DNA neat, tidy, and ready to replicate.
February 26, 2018 Sea Urchin Hideaways - Sea urchins carve out their own homes in the rock with their teeth.
February 23, 2018 Age Defying Bats - Age-defying bats are providing clues into the prevention of diseases of old age.
February 22, 2018 UV Extinction - A new theory into a cataclysmic die-off.
February 21, 2018 SuperAgers - Researchers are learning about aging from people over 80 who haven’t experienced cognitive decline.
February 18, 2018 SuperAgers - Researchers are learning about aging from people over 80 who haven’t experienced cognitive decline.
February 12, 2018 3D Mantis Vision - Praying mantises have a unique 3D visual system.
February 2, 2018 HUMANS AND ANIMALS – Encore Edition - HUMANS AND ANIMALS - Encore Edition - The origins of ancient house cats in China. Crows that hold grudges. And, how global warming is creating a new breed of Arctic explorers - of the avian variety. Also: the lengths squirrels will go to to hide their nuts.
January 26, 2018 Arthropods Among Us - Researchers attempt to inventory all of the insects and other creepy crawlies in people’s homes for the first time.
January 24, 2018 Why Are Plants Green? - The dominance of green chlorophyll on Earth may have come after a more purple period.
January 18, 2018 Living Cells - You probably have heard that hair is made up of dead cells. But are living cells really "alive"?
January 17, 2018 Wisdom Teeth - Why do we get wisdom teeth if they often don’t even fit in our jaws?
January 3, 2018 Halitosis Gene - Researchers sniff out a halitosis gene.
December 25, 2017 Hibernation Adaptation - Some rodents have an impaired ability to sense the cold, allowing them to hibernate in winter.
December 4, 2017 Nucleic Acid Dipstick - Scientists develop a device that can purify genetic material from any organism right in the field.
November 22, 2017 Orangutan Curiosity - Orangutans living in captivity are much more curious than their wild counterparts.
November 21, 2017 Body Clock Healing - Time of day, along with our internal body clock, could affect how fast our wounds heal.
October 23, 2017 Blue Halos - Blue halos on some flowers attract pollinators like bees.
October 20, 2017 Beak Evolution - More than a century of backyard bird feeding may have lengthened one bird species’ beaks.
October 19, 2017 Science Through Filmmaking - A film project reveals the secret behind sperm locomotion.