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Jan. 06, 2012

Parasitic Fly Threatens Honey Bee Populations

A biologist discusses the behavior of a parasitic fly that can cause honey bees to behave erratically, then kill them.

bees, phorid flies, parasite, zombie bees, zombees

Dec. 02, 2011

Flight Of The Wild Pigeon

Researchers at Harvard caught pigeons in a parking garage and filmed them with high speed cameras.

flora, film, video, pigeon, bird, flight, aerodynamics

Dec. 05, 2008

The Superorganism

Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants, bees, and other social insects.

ants, bees, wasps, social insects, superorganism

Apr. 02, 2010

Bees and Beekeeping

Spring is in the air - and with flowers in bloom, bees can't be far behind. We'll talk about bees and beekeeping, and get an update on the health of bee colonies around the country.

bees, beekeeping, apiary, ccd, colony collapse disorder

Dec. 23, 2011

Searching For A Ghost Bird

Tim Gallagher’s expedition to save a woodpecker became a trip about his own survival.

flora, bird, woodpecker

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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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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