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Natural Selections

By NCPR - North Country Public Radio

Conversations about the natural world with Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley, from member-supported North Country Public Radio. 010329

  1. 1.
    Every rock has its own story02/27/2020
    5:02
  2. 2.
    Why manatees are related to elephants, and whales are related to deer02/20/2020
    5:04
  3. 3.
    The manatee: like the mermaid, its kin live on land02/13/2020
    5:44
  4. 4.
    Salt: you want it because it tastes good; it tastes good because you need it02/06/2020
    4:45
  5. 5.
    Why do we crave salt? 01/30/2020
    4:48
  6. 6.
    The science of snow01/23/2020
    4:55
  7. 7.
    How you and me and flowers and bees get charged up (with static electricity)01/16/2020
    5:16
  8. 8.
    Mole diversity: starry noses and hairy tails01/09/2020
    5:00
  1. 9.
    Moles: tiny sharks "swimming" under your lawn01/02/2020
    5:12
  2. 10.
    Glitches? Could be gremlins, could be cosmic rays12/26/2019
    4:57
  3. 11.
    Hyenas get a bad rap12/19/2019
    6:03
  4. 12.
    What is a flame?12/12/2019
    5:08
  5. 13.
    Why does hair just keep growing?12/05/2019
    5:22
  6. 14.
    T is for turkey. . . and tryptophan11/28/2019
    5:11
  7. 15.
    Northern Flicker, the anteater of the woodpecker family 11/21/2019
    5:20
  8. 16.
    Animals that make their living outside the box11/14/2019
    5:45
  9. 17.
    The evolution of breathing11/07/2019
    5:50
  10. 18.
    Why are bats so nimble in flight?10/31/2019
    5:00
  11. 19.
    How do electric eels use their "juice"?10/24/2019
    5:01
  12. 20.
    From Pyrex to Bioglass: Glass is all around you, even in you10/17/2019
    4:45
  13. 21.
    How your glass of red could become a glass of lead10/10/2019
    4:49
  14. 22.
    Deer up close and personal10/03/2019
    5:02
  15. 23.
    Are your tonsils as useless as they seem?09/26/2019
    5:00
  16. 24.
    Deer hooves: "It's like walking on your toenails and fingernails"09/19/2019
    4:33
  17. 25.
    A warmer future means fewer cold water refuges for Adirondack lake trout09/12/2019
    4:48
  18. 26.
    Where do coral reefs get their food supply?09/05/2019
    4:56
  19. 27.
    Sound: It's in your head08/29/2019
    5:14
  20. 28.
    Camel and caribou adapt in similar ways to different "deserts"08/22/2019
    5:14
  21. 29.
    A number of sticky situations explained08/15/2019
    5:11
  22. 30.
    Where did all the insects go?08/08/2019
    5:17
  23. 31.
    Spiders: often eek-worthy, but mostly not a danger08/01/2019
    4:38
  24. 32.
    What is cheese, anyway?07/25/2019
    5:30
  25. 33.
    Mosquitoes are equal opportunity bloodsuckers07/18/2019
    4:32
  26. 34.
    Cats are liquids, except when not07/11/2019
    5:23
  27. 35.
    Back to first questions: Why do mosquitos bite?07/04/2019
    4:48
  28. 36.
    When evolution goes wrong06/27/2019
    5:32
  29. 37.
    Long necks, dark water: lake monsters06/20/2019
    5:20
  30. 38.
    Alternation of generations makes for strange botany06/13/2019
    5:53
  31. 39.
    Is that a plant, or what?06/06/2019
    5:32
  32. 40.
    Did a dinosaur drink my water?05/30/2019
    5:25
  33. 41.
    Natural Selections: Three things about squids05/23/2019
    5:45
  34. 42.
    Why is the sky blue?, take 205/16/2019
    6:00
  35. 43.
    How do animals without bones move?05/09/2019
    5:52
  36. 44.
    The beehive is more of a police state than a family05/02/2019
    5:53
  37. 45.
    Is any part of the body original equipment?04/25/2019
    5:10
  38. 46.
    Symbiotic relatonships drive survival in the "biological marketplace"04/18/2019
    5:13
  39. 47.
    The eternal atomic remix of nature04/11/2019
    5:19
  40. 48.
    Convergent evolution: when land dwellers change their minds04/04/2019
    5:02
  41. 49.
    Sex and the City: the songbird episode03/28/2019
    4:56
  42. 50.
    What happens while we breathe in and breathe out03/21/2019
    5:13
  43. 51.
    What's the difference between antlers and horns?03/14/2019
    5:08
  44. 52.
    Natural deceptions: Tricks animals play on competitors03/07/2019
    5:21
  45. 53.
    The tawny crazy ant is coming to America02/28/2019
    5:18
  46. 54.
    Well-dressed birds of the North Country02/21/2019
    5:10
  47. 55.
    Flying squirrels glide through winter nights, hunting lichen02/14/2019
    5:10
  48. 56.
    You're a moth: How do you defend yourself? 02/07/2019
    4:54
  49. 57.
    The other polar vortex at the bottom of the world01/31/2019
    5:05
  50. 58.
    Why opossums are coming to the North Country, and why they look like they're made from spare parts01/24/2019
    4:58
  51. 59.
    Natural Selections: How do turtles survive a winter underwater?01/17/2019
    4:57
  52. 60.
    How ice evolves over time01/10/2019
    5:15
  53. 61.
    What isn't a GMO?01/03/2019
    4:39
  54. 62.
    Humans pass the smell test better than we think12/27/2018
    4:40
  55. 63.
    Plants that punk pollinators12/20/2018
    4:15
  56. 64.
    Human taste buds drive 4,000 years of citrus evolution12/13/2018
    4:31
  57. 65.
    How Saharan dust makes our lives better12/06/2018
    4:31
  58. 66.
    How prey evolve to outwit predators11/29/2018
    4:18
  59. 67.
    Bacteria plus iron equals ochre, the prehistoric paint11/22/2018
    4:53
  60. 68.
    Why so many snowy owls all of a sudden? 11/15/2018
    4:25
  61. 69.
    Splake: "Frankenfish" or a manageable addition to Adirondack fisheries11/08/2018
    5:16
  62. 70.
    Native Adirondack trout? No such animal, technically11/01/2018
    4:42
  63. 71.
    Why are coral reefs so rich in life compared to an Adirondack lake?10/25/2018
    4:51
  64. 72.
    Mosaics and chimera: Mix and match DNA10/18/2018
    5:17
  65. 73.
    What were the Adirondacks like before the Ice Age?10/11/2018
    4:43
  66. 74.
    For cats, the comfort zone is shaped like a box09/27/2018
    4:40
  67. 75.
    Couch Potato Bass evolving in response to human predation09/20/2018
    5:05
  68. 76.
    How the bomb made archaeology harder09/13/2018
    6:57
  69. 77.
    Are squirrels going over to the dark side?09/06/2018
    5:58
  70. 78.
    Pitcher plants survive poor soil by turning trapped insects into potting mix08/30/2018
    6:22
  71. 79.
    More than Seven Sisters: the Pleaides08/23/2018
    5:35
  72. 80.
    Natural Selections: stellar distances08/16/2018
    5:43
  73. 81.
    Hamsters may be going nowhere, but they came from Syria08/09/2018
    6:10
  74. 82.
    You don't need a microscope for "A Field Guide to Bacteria"08/02/2018
    5:20
  75. 83.
    Ancient "bones" of the Adirondacks07/26/2018
    5:47
  76. 84.
    The madcap collective behavior of whirligig beetles07/19/2018
    4:37
  77. 85.
    Life within the "glass houses" of diatoms07/12/2018
    5:04
  78. 86.
    The seldom seen barred owl hoots (and hunts) by night07/05/2018
    4:59
  79. 87.
    The curious boreal nuptials of the spotted salamander06/28/2018
    5:00
  80. 88.
    The tent caterpillar: nemesis of orchard and yard06/14/2018
    4:54
  81. 89.
    Why can't you tickle yourself?06/07/2018
    5:02
  82. 90.
    A little informal research on tickling05/31/2018
    3:50
  83. 91.
    Is it OK to create a glow-in-the-dark bunny?05/24/2018
    5:29
  84. 92.
    How do cats purr?05/17/2018
    5:01
  85. 93.
    Shrews: living in the fast lane05/10/2018
    5:03
  86. 94.
    How are pencil leads and diamonds made from the same stuff?05/03/2018
    5:01
  87. 95.
    Blister beetles are nasty in many ways04/26/2018
    5:49
  88. 96.
    Mutants? Actually, we're all mutants04/19/2018
    5:05
  89. 97.
    What makes a new species?04/12/2018
    5:20
  90. 98.
    Daddy Long Legs: not quite a spider04/05/2018
    6:01
  91. 99.
    Why does the moon look bigger when it's on the horizon?03/29/2018
    5:03
  92. 100.
    Why is carbon dating harder than it used to be?03/22/2018
    5:30

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