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Technology inspired by nature, to help nature. That's the case at the University of Michigan, where engineer Xiaobo Tan and zoologist Elena Litchma...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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If you've ever struggled to put dinner-for-four on the table, imagine trying to feed the estimated 9.2 billion people that will be on the planet fo...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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If you don't have time for gardening, you can still turn over a new leaf -- without turning dirt! That is thanks to farmers who offer personal agri...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Putting space heaters in caves might sound, well, batty. But it could mean survival for bats in 17 Eastern states where a new disease has killed an...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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And to the Red Light District, for birds. Migratory birds make amazing journeys to their wintering grounds and back. But conservation scientist Joe...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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No pesticides in America's classrooms, thank you very much! So says the Environmental Protection Agency. It recently unveiled new guidelines for pe...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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What's the best way to capture a tiger? Carefully! That's sure true for scientist Ullas Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society. He's carefull...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Old-fashioned logic suggests that dead trees pose a greater wildfire risk. And with the pine beetle infestation in recent years leaving thousands o...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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We've all heard about rising carbon dioxide levels. It's a major contributor to global warming. Now scientists say more CO2 may -- ironically -- be...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Britain's Navy, it was once said, ruled the waves! Someday the island nation hopes to command its tides, and generate clean electricity.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The environmentally polite thing to do in the future might be to give your battery the flu. That's right: Batteries may soon run on a virus.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Running with the wolves just isn't happening on upper Michigan's Isle Royale. That's because most wolves on the remote isle have advanced arthritis.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The animated character Spongebob Squarepants is running loose on the ocean floor everyday of the week after school on the Nickelodean channel. And ...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Forget using the Internet to track fashion trends. Internet chatter may actually be able to predict ecological changes.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Time was, armies and rulers determined international boundaries. Today global warming does. That's what's happening between Switzerland and Italy, ...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The flight from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic tops 9,300 miles. If you're a red knot, a dove-sized shorebird that makes that migration yearly, you...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Sharks, it seems, are not unpredictable nomads. They're more like commuters: As predictable in their travels as the office carpool. And that fact c...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Tracy Collier of Newport News, Virginia, was walking her boss's dog near her office, when she noticed the blob. She was walking around a man-made l...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Humans aren't the only ones collecting frequent flier miles. Turns out bugs, seeds and pathogens are frequently hitching rides on airplanes as stow...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The black plague once decimated human towns in Medieval Europe. Today it's hitting prairie dog towns on the grasslands of the northern Midwest.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Science goes down a slippery slope… mice take a spin in the woods…and giant rocks on the...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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90 second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life

  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Goodfellow's tree-kangaroos inhabit the rainforests of New Guinea., Credit: (Liquid Ghoul/Wikipedia)
Tree kangaroos hop up trees instead of swinging through them like monkeys.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: A cichlid fish strikes a bottom-weighted thermometer that would immediately right itself. , Credit: (Ann Hawthorne)
Some fish appear to play with objects in their tanks.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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The distribution of fresh water to meet growth and increased demand has historically relied on massive planning structures. The impacts of climate ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 05:22