Laundry Lint Pollutes the World’s Oceans link pdf
Synthetic clothes release microscopic plastic fibers when washed
21 October 2011
Carnivorous Plant Feasts on Bat Dung link pdf
Bats sleep in plants’ insect traps, then make a deposit
25 January 2011
Forget Mice, Elephants Really Hate Ants link pdf
An aversion to biting ants keeps elephants from ravaging the savanna
2 September 2010
Bats Gorge During Exercise link pdf
Analysis of bat breath reveals an unusual ability to digest rich food while working out
In the News link pdf
A potpourri of science news in each issue of the magazine. In this example, we learn about insect mind control, a day on Neptune and more.
Audio Slideshow: An Empire Without Food Vimeo link
Dr. Craig McClain discusses the astonishing existence of life on the deep sea floor, as part of American Scientist’s Pizza Lunch lecture series.
15 December 2009
Customized Atlases of the Amazon link
In the Amazon, scientists have teamed up with indigenous communities to create atlases that show how hunting and other activities affect the forest.
25 August 2011
Himba Music From Namibia mp3 or link
A psychologist’s journey to learn about human emotions became an everlasting memory.
22 June 2011
“Elsa’s Favorite Science Stories” and “Music in Science” were recurring segments that Elsa produced for The World Science podcast. Here are a few examples.
Steamed Dinosaur Eggs and Other News mp3 or link to entire episode
How some dinosaurs incubated their eggs; good news and bad news about organic agriculture. A chat with podcast host Rhitu Chatterjee.
7 July 2010
Music Segment: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald mp3 or link to entire episode
Meteorology professor John Knox tells how he makes his class memorable. Introduced by podcast host Rhitu Chatterjee.
5 May 2010
Click Languages and Other News mp3 or link to entire episode
A prehistoric murder mystery, a globe-trotting dust cloud, and the many ways the mouth can click. A chat with then-podcast-host David Kohn.
24 July 2009
COMMUNITY ECOLOGY: All That Makes Fungus Gardens Grow link
The discovery of a parasitic yeast draws attention to the ways that pathogens can stabilize ant agriculture and other symbiotic networks
23 May 2008 (Science 320:1006-1007)
INFECTIOUS DISEASE: Elusive Pathogen Cornered at Last link
Researchers discover an environmental hiding place for the bacteria that cause a devastating disease known as Buruli ulcer.
28 March 2008 (Science 319:1747)
People and Animals Beat the Heat at State Fair mp3 or link
As the heat index pushes 100, fair participants and visitors take extra precautions to keep themselves and their animals safe.
6 August 2007
Giant Gun Fires Simulated Space Junk mp3 or link
Engineers are testing a 45 foot long gun that uses compressed hydrogen and a pound of gunpowder to shoot aluminum pellets into a vacuum at 20 thousand miles per hour.
27 June 2007