A story about the migration of monarch butterflies, and the people that help them out along the way.
This Google Earth Tour was produced by Atlantic Public Media in cooperation with the Encyclopedia Read More →
Get in touch with your inner science writer: announcing the Armchair Taxonomist Challenge!
Humans have probably been naming things and making lists since our earliest ancestors began to separate "Stuff That Tastes Good" from "Stuff That Killed That Other Guy That Read More →
In this episode, we raise the blinds on an invisible world that’s all around us: the realm of bacteria. Don’t reach for the antibacterial gel just yet. Roberto Kolter of Harvard explains the relationship between one bacterium, Bacillus subtilis, and Read More →
Black-tailed prairie dogsCynomys ludovicianus
Over the past century the grasslands of northern Mexico have been taken over by shrubby mesquite and turned to desert. Ecologist Gerardo Cellabos is on a mission to Read More →
Hungarian Meadow ViperVipera ursinii rakosiensis
There’s a snake in the grass—but the viper in this Hungarian meadow is more threatened than a threat, at least to people. As new ways of farming replace the old, these vipers have been pushed to Read More →
What can species as different as a hedgehog, a swift, and a glow-worm possibly have in common? To find out, we journey to southwest England. We’ll join two naturalists on a walk through the Read More →
Does the mane really make the lion? Certainly, luxurious locks are the feature that sets Panthera leo apart from the other large cats. But surprisingly, not all male lions have manes. And back in the early Pleistocene, manes covered more Read More →
Cyprus is split in half, with a Turkish sector in the north and a Greek sector in the south. The unofficial division makes scientific collaboration in this Mediterranean island nation all but impossible; it also complicates management of the Read More →
When you think of the tools of the modern geneticist, the lowly razor blade probably don’t come to mind. But this low-tech tool is essential to the work of Dutch geneticist and passionate gardener Ben Zonneveld, who is using it Read More →