Topic: Wildlife

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 18, 2018 Kangaroos in Trees - Tree kangaroos hop up trees instead of swinging through them like monkeys.
October 16, 2018 The 2017 Bee-Clipse - The 2017 total solar eclipse captured the public imagination and taught kids about bees.
October 15, 2018 Wild Bird Song Learning - A new study shows that birds can learn from recordings in the wild.
October 8, 2018 Giraffe Spot Inheritance - Scientists discover that giraffes inherit their spots.
October 4, 2018 Skunk Smell - A listener wants to know if skunks are repelled by their own smell.
September 27, 2018 Octopuses on Ecstasy - An antisocial octopus loosens up under the influence of ecstasy.
September 26, 2018 IDing Ivory Poachers - Elephant DNA and complex data analysis are helping to prosecute poachers.
September 25, 2018 Fish-Eating Praying Mantis - A giant insect gobbles up guppies - and other small animals.
September 18, 2018 Early Spring - Spring is arriving early to North American wildlife refuges because of climate change.
September 4, 2018 Science Explains Tortoise vs. Hare - The metaphor of the Tortoise and the Hare can be applied to the speed of life of animals of all sizes, according to new research.
August 31, 2018 Marmoset Baby Talk - A study suggests baby marmosets’ calls change as they grow up - questioning more than 50 years of conventional wisdom about primate vocalizations.
August 21, 2018 Fast-Living Fish - An animal that grows up, reproduces and dies of old age in just a few weeks.
August 20, 2018 Cancer-Resistant Elephants - Researchers discover the genetic basis for elephants’ resistance to cancer.
August 6, 2018 Birdsong Dreams - Researchers have discovered that when songbirds dream, the vocal muscles they use for singing become active.
August 3, 2018 Birds & Alligators - Though mortal enemies, alligators and water birds team up against raccoons in the Florida Everglades.
June 19, 2018 Stem Cell Umbrellas - Pigmented cells shade blood producing cells from sun damage in the kidneys of fish.
June 8, 2018 Bats & Pitcher Plants - The echo of a pitcher plant helps bats find safety and helps the plant get food.
May 11, 2018 Dolphins at Play - Dolphins’ seemingly adorable antics may not actually be all fun and games to them.
May 7, 2018 Whale Hearing - Some whales hear with their entire skulls.
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 9, 2018 Bowhead Whale Songs - The songs of Arctic bowhead whales are constantly changing.
April 3, 2018 Ocean Microfibers - Tiny fibers from our washing machines could harm marine life.
March 20, 2018 Venomous Mammal - Scientists decode the genome of a rare, primitive mammal with a venomous bite.
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 30, 2018 Modifying Mammal Movement - How do humans alter mammal movements across the landscape?
January 25, 2018 Pachyderms get the Point - Elephants, unlike mammals much more similar to us, seem to instinctively understand pointing gestures.
January 9, 2018 Anti-Poaching Rhino DNA - Matching poached rhino horns to the scene of the crime using DNA to nab wildlife traffickers.
December 13, 2017 Dolphin Click Algorithms - Machine learning algorithms like those used by social media companies can classify dolphin echolocation clicks.
December 8, 2017 Narwhal Great Escape - These mysterious single-tusked denizens of the Arctic have a paradoxical response to danger.
October 20, 2017 Beak Evolution - More than a century of backyard bird feeding may have lengthened one bird species’ beaks.
October 16, 2017 Bird Play & Tools - Birds, like humans infants, learn about the world around them through play.
October 2, 2017 Pumpkin Toadlet Hearing - Tiny orange frogs called pumpkin toadlets can’t hear their own calls.
September 27, 2017 Sleeping Jellyfish - Snoozing jellyfish help scientists understand the origins of sleep.
September 26, 2017 Restoring the California Condor - Reducing lead ammo may restore California condors.
September 20, 2017 Sizing Up Extinction - Being the “right-size” helps protect species from extinction.
September 19, 2017 Butterfly Wing Patterns - Butterfly wings help reveal the genetics underlying coloration patterns.
September 18, 2017 Old Fish - Many populations of fish are losing their biggest, oldest members.
August 28, 2017 Humans & Honeyguides - African honeyhunters use a special call to get birds to lead them to the location of hives full of nutritious honey.
July 27, 2017 Dams & Fish - Documenting the decline and return of Northeastern US fish migrations.
July 24, 2017 Whale Diet & Genetics - A genetic difference between the two types of whales that could partially explain why some became so gigantic.
July 19, 2017 Amphibian ARC - Scientists build a rescue “ark” to protect endangered frogs.
April 29, 2017 Ocean Science in the 21st Century - ENCORE PRESENTATION: OCEAN SCIENCE IN THE 21st CENTURY - Old warships become new habitats. An ocean quadcopter gives researchers a sky-high view of the stormy North Atlantic. And, autonomous underwater vehicles that search for sunken treasure. Also, behind the untimely death of the octopus.
April 21, 2017 Oxygen-Deprived Mole-rats - An odd-looking little mammal uses a trick from the plant kingdom to survive without oxygen.
March 29, 2017 Antibiotics vs. Bees - Antibiotics used to treat foulbrood in honeybee hives could be contributing to the decline of honeybee populations.
March 21, 2017 Contagious Parrot Laughter - Rare New Zealand parrots start playing spontaneously when they hear certain calls.
January 23, 2017 Mapping Extinct Brains - Scientists scanned preserved brains of extinct Tasmanian tigers in an attempt to better understand their behavior and life history.
January 2, 2017 Arctic Camels - Camels seem perfectly suited to life in the desert, but they may have evolved those traits in the high Arctic.