Rob Dunn

Feb. 13, 2015

Tales of Broken Hearts

In The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Rob Dunn writes of the creative—and sometimes tragic—ways that scientists and surgeons have sought to mend the maladies of the heart.

books, bar room brawl

May. 24, 2013

Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes

Houses with dogs had more types of bacteria, say researchers who surveyed surfaces in 40 homes.

bacteria, ecosystems, surfaces, microbiology, germs, dirt, dogs, Rob Dunn, of North Carolina State University

Jul. 22, 2011

Exploring The Wild Life Of Our Bodies

Biologist Rob Dunn explains how the organisms that share our world have shaped us.

organisms, bacteria, skin, bodies, microbes, bugs


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Cetacean Science


Mystery Box

How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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