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 tells a story
    5:28
  2. 2.
    Natural Selections: All the buzz about plants and sweet nectar
    5:51
  3. 3.
    Natural Selections: Deer up close and personal
    5:26
  4. 4.
    Natural Selections: How high? How fast? How far? The remarkable records of bird flight
    5:37
  5. 5.
    The science behind maple syrup
    5:13
  6. 6.
    The life-sustaining space capsules we know simply as "eggs"
    5:57
  7. 7.
    Glitches? Could be gremlins, could be cosmic rays
    5:15
  8. 8.
    Making planet earth from a ball of mud and more miracles of the muskrat
    5:08
  1. 9.
    Chewing underwater and the many feats of the magnificent muskrat
    5:17
  2. 10.
    Animals that make their living outside the box
    6:00
  3. 11.
    Not all mammals hibernate. How do they survive a cold winter?
    5:07
  4. 12.
    How you and me and flowers and bees get charged up (with static electricity)
    5:04
  5. 13.
    What is a flame?
    5:16
  6. 14.
    Why is the sky blue?, take 2
    6:00
  7. 15.
    The science of snow
    4:55
  8. 16.
    Is any part of the body original equipment?
    5:10
  9. 17.
    Flying squirrels glide through winter nights, hunting lichen
    5:10
  10. 18.
    Why so many snowy owls all of a sudden?
    4:25
  11. 19.
    Natural Selections: How do turtles survive a winter underwater?
    4:57
  12. 20.
    Bacteria plus iron equals ochre, the prehistoric paint
    4:53
  13. 21.
    The beehive is more of a police state than a family
    5:53
  14. 22.
    Symbiotic relatonships drive survival in the "biological marketplace"
    5:13
  15. 23.
    What's the difference between antlers and horns?
    5:08
  16. 24.
    The eternal atomic remix of nature
    5:19
  17. 25.
    What happens while we breathe in and breathe out
    5:13
  18. 26.
    From Pyrex to Bioglass: Glass is all around you, even in you
    4:45
  19. 27.
    How your glass of red could become a glass of lead
    4:49
  20. 28.
    Is that a plant, or what?
    5:32
  21. 29.
    Adirondack lakes recover from acid rain, but with an altered ecosystem
    5:10
  22. 30.
    A number of sticky situations explained
    5:11
  23. 31.
    Spiders: often eek-worthy, but mostly not a danger
    4:38
  24. 32.
    Where did all the insects go?
    5:17
  25. 33.
    Mosquitoes are equal opportunity bloodsuckers
    4:32
  26. 34.
    Back to first questions: Why do mosquitos bite?
    4:48
  27. 35.
    Splake: "Frankenfish" or a manageable addition to Adirondack fisheries
    5:16
  28. 36.
    Native Adirondack trout? No such animal, technically
    4:42
  29. 37.
    Mosaics and chimera: Mix and match DNA
    5:17
  30. 38.
    Why are coral reefs so rich in life compared to an Adirondack lake?
    4:51
  31. 39.
    What were the Adirondacks like before the Ice Age?
    4:43
  32. 40.
    For cats, the comfort zone is shaped like a box
    4:40
  33. 41.
    "Couch potato" bass evolving in response to human predation
    5:05
  34. 42.
    Can Adirondack lake trout survive climate change?
    4:58
  35. 43.
    Closet nemesis: the clothes moth
    5:33
  36. 44.
    Bats can sing, too!
    5:04
  37. 45.
    Nature journals put the history in natural history
    5:44
  38. 46.
    Just how individual are animals?
    5:00
  39. 47.
    More fish: good for the flowers, bad for the snakes
    4:57
  40. 48.
    Really, really big bugs (and some tiny ones, too)
    5:13
  41. 49.
    How do you tell the age of a fossil?
    5:08
  42. 50.
    When domesticated animals return to the wild
    5:34

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