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When University of Washington researcher David Rhoades discovered that plants could communicate with each other, he was laughed out of science. But...

  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 09:21
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The secret behind a beetle’s ability to shoot rapid pulses of high temperature toxins.

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  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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New research reveals that careless bird feeding can harm native species.

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  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sweet potatoes are naturally transgenic., Credit: International Potato Center
Scientists discover that the sweet potato is transgenic, naturally.

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Probing the effects of a cat-borne parasite on the brains of its victims.

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The skin of a newly discovered frog species transitions from spiny to smooth in a matter of minutes depending on its background.

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Crows gang up on birds of prey, harassing them in midflight. Is this seemingly risky behavior worth it?

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Scientists solve the puzzle of why some mushrooms glow in the dark.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Millions of beautiful monarch butterflies have vanished along with the milkweed plant, which they need to breed and feed. Plus: Birds in cities ar...

Bought by WKCC, KPVL, KVSC, Radio Phoenix, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
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Millions of beautiful monarch butterflies have vanished along with the milkweed plant, which they need to breed and feed. Plus: Birds in cities ar...

Bought by WXDU, WTJU, KUNV, KKRN, and KPVL


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: A green hummingbird feeds on a heliconia flower. , Credit: Copyright Matt Betts
Some flowers may be able to reject pollen from non-optimal pollinators.

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: A female western bluebird outside a nest cavity. , Credit: Copyright Alex Badyaev
Bluebird mothers control their sons’ ability to compete for habitat in post-fire habitat.

Bought by WLPR and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Toxins from scorpions could lead to new drugs for neuromuscular disorders and cardiovascular disease.

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: A carnivorous oyster mushroom uses specialized proteins to punch holes in nematodes., Credit: Martin Cooper/flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Batteries from snail shell proteins and medicines from carnivorous mushrooms.

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: Monarchs in flight., Credit: Sonia Altizer
Scientists have identified the genetic underpinnings of monarch butterfly migration.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: A Scaled Quail takes up residence in the oasis, Credit: Carolyn Ohl-Johnson
A birder knows the lure of water. And Carolyn Ohl* dug and dammed Southwest Texas desert to make an oasis, especially for hummingbirds. She lives n...

Bought by Radio Newark, Marfa Public Radio, KWMR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 4
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THIS WEEK: Splitting the Clapper Rail; bird feeding help for condo owners; a swimming songbird; and, are you out there, Saskatchewan?

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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THIS WEEK: Is it a bird…or a cowboy boot? Help is on the way for the Wood Thrush, but will it arrive in time? And we answer a listener's question a...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Bumblebee at Work, Credit: Mike Hally
An investigation into the declining numbers of bumblebees in the United Kingdom and the efforts being made by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to p...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: (A) Overview of a nest. Individual brood cells are separated by thin walls of soil material. (B) The nest is closed by a vestibular cell filled with dead ants. (C) Contents of a vestibular cell. (D) Female bone-house wasp. , Credit: Merten Ehmig (A, B), Michael Staab (C, D).
Bone house wasps place dead ants in their nests to ward off predators and parasites.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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With so many herbal products and supplements on the market, it’s easy to be confused and overwhelmed. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered D...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
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Caption: Bees, Bugs, and Pesticides, Credit: Andreas via Flickr.
On the June edition of Northern Gardening, your hosts Joan Farnam and Diane Booth will be talking about bees, bugs and pesticides! They talked with...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and KUMD


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:21
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Caption: Palila eating mamane., Credit: HarmonyonPlanetEarth/Flickr
A Hawaiian bird faces extinction because its favorite food is threatened.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Cedar waxwings are attracted to suburban habitats. , Credit: Susanne Bard
According to a long-term study, the suburbs may actually be good for bird diversity.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tobacco Hornworm, Credit: Daniel Schwen/Wikipedia
A tobacco-eating caterpillar creates the equivalent of smoker's breath to scare off predators.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00