Topic: Wildlife

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 9, 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.
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.
November 8, 2016 Ivory Forensics - Chemical analysis of poached ivory reveals that elephant slaughter is massive and recent.
November 3, 2016 Airborne Swifts - Small birds called common swifts remain airborne for months at a time.
October 21, 2016 Dolphin Stranding - Rescue volunteers respond to a stranded dolphin on Cape Cod.
September 19, 2016 Black Pig Preferences - Across the globe, humans have selected pigs with genetic mutations for black coats.
September 12, 2016 Giraffe Genetics - A DNA analysis reveals that giraffes make up four different species instead of just one.
September 5, 2016 Gambling Wolves & Dogs - Does their divergent evolution affect risk-taking behavior in dogs and wolves?
August 18, 2016 From Prairies to Corn - Market forces have recently converted large areas of sensitive North American prairies to cropland.
August 17, 2016 Living Fossil Squirrel - Scientists search for an arboreal African rodent that’s changed little in over thirty million years.
August 15, 2016 Long-Lived Sharks - The longest-lived vertebrate hangs out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.
August 9, 2016 Cardinals vs. West Nile Virus - Northern cardinals may help protect people from West Nile Virus.
July 25, 2016 Humans & Honeyguides - African honeyhunters use a special call to get birds to lead them to the location of hives full of nutritious honey.
July 22, 2016 Rooting Out Pythons - An invasive python’s own social behaviors could be its undoing in Florida.
July 5, 2016 Frigatebird Migration - Solar transmitters on ocean-going frigatebirds reveal how they keep aloft for months at a time.
July 1, 2016 Wildlife Corridors - Wildlife corridors are needed to help organisms cope with climate change.
June 23, 2016 Birds, Litter, & Novelty - How do crows and other birds calculate the risks and benefits of human-dominated urban environments?
June 21, 2016 Manta Ray Homebodies - Oceanic manta rays don’t migrate long distances like other large sea creatures.
June 20, 2016 Snake Evolution - Some unrelated snake species have evolved major similarities even though they live halfway around the world from each other.
June 16, 2016 Glowing Slime - Glowing blue slime from the sea could be useful in biomedical research.
May 31, 2016 Harbor Porpoise Hunting - Harbor porpoises are championship hunters, eating nearly constantly day and night.
May 30, 2016 Rattlesnakes & Squirrels - Rattlesnake venom is more potent against local ground squirrels than those from other locales.
May 16, 2016 Ancient Florida - New evidence confirms that a prehistoric archaeological site in Florida is one of the continent’s oldest.
May 12, 2016 Aerodynamic Bat Ears - One bat species’ big ears may generate lift during flight.
May 9, 2016 Vampire Bat Calls - Vocal communication between vampire bats who know each other helps them survive when they don’t get enough to eat.
May 6, 2016 TB’s Unexpected Journey - Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to South Americans from Africa more than 1000 years ago.
April 14, 2016 Armadillo Vision - The armadillo’s poor eyesight is helping researchers understand the genes behind certain forms of blindness.
April 13, 2016 Half Earth - A famous biologist proposes protecting biodiversity by limiting the activities of Homo sapiens to just half the planet.
April 7, 2016 Pachyderms get the Point - Elephants, unlike mammals much more similar to us, seem to instinctively understand pointing gestures.
March 31, 2016 Thirsty Bats - How do bats find water in the dark?
March 21, 2016 Storks & Junk Food - Storks in Europe are forgoing migration to Africa because of the ready availability of human food from landfills.
March 7, 2016 Birds & Alligators - Though mortal enemies, alligators and water birds team up against raccoons in the Florida Everglades.
March 1, 2016 Podcast for 5 August 2011 - BATS & DOLPHINS (Encore Presentation): Dolphins that heal themselves, and dolphins that use electroreception in addition to echolocation. Also, How vampire bats find their prey, and how a Cuban plant takes advantage of a bat's ability to echolocate.
December 17, 2015 Cheetah Genes - The African cheetahs we know today likely migrated there from North America around 100,000 years ago.
December 9, 2015 Fast-Aging Fish - Can super fast-paced fish reveal how humans could live longer?
December 1, 2015 Toads vs. Fungi - Scientists demonstrate that it’s possible to locally vanquish a fungal disease that’s been wiping out frogs, toads and salamanders around the world.
October 30, 2015 Alarm Call Mimics - A tiny Australian bird sets off false alarms to fool predators.
October 15, 2015 Cancer-Free Elephants - Elephants have a surprisingly low cancer rate.
September 17, 2015 Suburban Frogs - Genetically male tadpoles could be turning into female frogs because of the plants in your own backyard.
September 7, 2015 Road Noise & Migratory Birds - Road noise negatively impacts migratory birds.
August 24, 2015 Human Superpredators - Our unique predatory behavior puts other predators, as well as entire ecosystems, at risk.
August 19, 2015 Podcast for 19 August 2015 - ANCIENT ANATOMY (Encore Presentation) - What dental records from the Mesozoic era can tell us about the lives of dinosaurs. How humans are uniquely adapted to throw baseballs. Also: an automated nature recording system that's monitoring environmental change. And, could vaccinating children protect the elderly as well?
August 17, 2015 Marmoset Baby Talk - A new study suggests baby marmosets’ calls change as they grow up - questioning more than 50 years of conventional wisdom about primate vocalizations.
August 10, 2015 Venomous Frogs - A tropical frog delivers a painful surprise.
August 4, 2015 Saving Salamanders - A call to ban the sale of exotic pet salamanders to protect native populations.
July 30, 2015 Diabetic Dolphins - Dolphin diets provide insight about preventing diabetes.
July 15, 2015 Climate Change & Toxic Shellfish - Climate change is threatening India’s seafood industry.