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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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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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