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Munching on the Move

Algae colonies, such as the Volvox one shown here, are propelled through water by the coordinated movements of their whip-like flagella.

June 1, 2006

Tracking Turtles

scientists tracked endangered Atlantic Loggerhead turtles with satellite telemetry, illuminating for the first time their migratory journey of thousands of miles.

May 23, 2006

Wading in Waste

Thanks to unchecked development along America's coasts, disease-causing microbes are increasingly fouling beaches and shellfish beds

May 22, 2006 — Michael A. Mallin

The Environment: birds; strategic conservation; big cats.

In this episode, Cambridge conservation scientist Andrew Balmford discusses the state of the world's birds; the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Rex Johnson talks about a new, strategic approach to conservation (both men were presenters at the recent conference "Conserving Birds in Human-Dominated Landscapes" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City); and the Wildlife Conservation Society's Alan Rabinowitz describes his efforts to save the world's big cats...

May 10, 2006 — Steve Mirsky

Early Universe, Benjamin Franklin Science, Evolution Education.

In this episode, physicist William Zajc talks about how the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory is giving scientists a glimpse into what the universe was like in its first microseconds of existence; historian Joyce Chaplin discusses Benjamin Franklin the scientist and her book The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius; and Steve Mirsky talks about the recent "Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science" conference in New York City, where he interviewed Jennifer Miller, biology teacher involved in the Dover intelligent design trial...

April 26, 2006 — Steve Mirsky

Hybrid Cars, Drosophila Maggots, the Tribal Mind.

In this episode, physicist and energy consultant Joseph Romm talks about the next generation of hybrid cars and his Scientific American article on that subject; biologist Matthew Cobb discusses a recently concluded science conference devoted to fruit fly maggots as models for genetics research; and journalist David Berreby talks about his book Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind...

April 19, 2006 — Steve Mirsky
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