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Once Extinct in the Wild, Galapagos Giant Tortoises Return to Pinzon Island

Once Extinct in the Wild, Galapagos Giant Tortoises Return to Pinzon Island

Now here’s a great conservation success story: After more than 100 years, Galápagos giant tortoise hatchlings finally have a chance to thrive and survive on their native Pinzón Island, after conservationists cleared it of the invasive rats that nearly wiped out the animals...

August 2, 2013 — John R. Platt
The Flea

The Flea

Image of the Week #102, July 31st, 2013: From: How the Fleas’ Next of Kin Ended up Living on a Liverwort in Alaska by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba.

July 31, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Lavasoa Dwarf Lemur is Cuddly and New

Look at this soft, fluffy bundle of newness. This little man is the Lavasoa dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus lavasoensis), a newly described species of dwarf lemur from southern Madagascar.

July 31, 2013 — Becky Crew

First Octopus Farms Get Growing

Fish farms now produce million tons of fish each year around the globe. But octopuses have largely escaped this kind of confined aquaculturing, despite a growing global demand and overfishing...

September 24, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage

Can Humans Hibernate? Ask the Dwarf Lemur

After a teenage stowaway flew from California to Hawaii hidden in the wheel well of an airplane this week, investigators immediately began to wonder how he had survived the freezing temperatures and low-oxygen conditions of the unpressurized compartment...

April 25, 2014 — Sheena Faherty
The Last Thing the Squirrel Saw

The Last Thing the Squirrel Saw

We have to assume it was a squirrel, but we know how it died. It died squirming and convulsing in the talons of an owl, locked in by the bone ratchets the owl shares with other raptors.

January 28, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Good Microbes make Good Pets

Good Microbes make Good Pets

THIS is good scicomm. Why? Well, for many reasons - good writing, good sound, good editing - but by far the most apparent, the reason most people will sit up and take note is because of the strong visuals...

November 29, 2013 — Carin Bondar
Wild Sex Season 2 Starts off with a Bang (Pun Intended)…

Wild Sex Season 2 Starts off with a Bang (Pun Intended)…

I’m thrilled to announce that my web series, Wild Sex, is back for a second season. Our show has gained a lot of attention and kudos for being cutting edge and daring while maintaining its scientific integrity...

January 31, 2013 — Carin Bondar
Welcome to PsiVid

Welcome to PsiVid

Your PsiVid hosts, Carin Bondar and Joanne Manaster, will be watching the world of science film and video, and sharing our great finds with science enthusiasts like you.

July 5, 2011 — Carin Bondar
The Crossroads of Evolution and Ecology

The Crossroads of Evolution and Ecology

Penicillium makes Penicillin by Ryan Somma of Ideonexus. About EvoEcoLab Natural history is about observation and long, deep thinking. The best natural scientists have spent lots of time thinking about what they are witness to...

July 5, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Looking for Life In Our Soggy Solar System

Scientists are finding liquid water, the cornerstone for life as we know it, in surprising nooks and crannies of the solar system. Following Wednesday's news that there seem to be hydrothermal vents churning away in the warm, alkaline seas inside Saturn's moon Enceladus, researchers announced airtight evidence yesterday that Jupiter's moon Ganymede also has a [...]..

March 13, 2015 — Lee Billings

If Apes Go Extinct, So Could Entire Forests

Bonobo poop matters. Well, maybe not the poop itself, but what's in it. You see, bonobos eat a lot of fruit, and fruit contains seeds. Those seeds travel through a bonobo's digestive system while the bonobo itself travels through the landscape...

March 11, 2015 — John R. Platt
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis