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Sea Ice and Sunlight

In recent years, sea ice in the Arctic has been melting at an alarming rate. Scientists fear that Arctic shrinkage could contribute to rising sea levels worldwide. Oceanographer Victoria Hill …

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Tours for the Chills, Tours of the Hills

Halloween is just around the corner.  Haunted houses, graveyards, and ghost walks – paranormal tourism is more popular than ever.  Teresa O’Bannon (Radford University) is an expert on what she …

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The Courtship of Barking Frogs

Female tree frogs use complex information processing when listening to the mating calls of male frogs to select their mates.  Kit Murphy (James Madison University) is discovering how females make …

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Remarkable Trees – and Birds – of Virginia

Despite what many people believe, fall leaf color in Virginia is remarkably consistent every year. Dendrologist John Seiler (Virginia Tech) has been studying fall leaf color for decades. Also: biologist …

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Replay: The Courtship of Barking Frogs

Female tree frogs use complex information processing when listening to the mating calls of male frogs to select their mates.  Kit Murphy (James Madison University) is discovering how females make …

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A River in the Atlantic Ocean

Winslow Homer’s famous painting (left) shows a sailor wrestling against the Gulf Stream current that pushes water from the Americas to Europe and back with a force three hundred times …

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The River in the Atlantic Ocean

Winslow Homer’s famous painting (left) shows a sailor wrestling against the Gulf Stream current that pushes water from the Americas to Europe and back with a force three hundred times …

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Aww Shucks… Oysters in Virginia

In Virginia, oysters have influenced our history, our industry, our culture and, of course, our eating habits.  When Captain John Smith sailed into the Chesapeake Bay, he said oysters were …

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Wii-habilitation

A Nintendo game is a hot new exercise video for seniors.  Nancy King visits with some “Wii Bowlers” and recreation therapists Susan Lynch and Cathy Roy (Longwood University). Meanwhile, researchers …

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Replay: Remarkable Trees—and Birds—of Virginia

Despite what many people believe, fall leaf color in Virginia is remarkably consistent every year. Dendrologist John Seiler (Virginia Tech) has been studying fall leaf color for decades. Also: biologist …

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Going Green and Staying in the Black

Batten Institute Director Mike Lenox (University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business) and internationally-renowned ethicist Ed Freeman (Batten Institute) engage in a lively discussion about the corporate world’s recent and …

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The Secret Life of Bees

Air pollution is destroying the fragrance of flowers, scents that act as trails that pollinating insects follow to their source. Jose Fuentes (University of Virginia) says this could explain why …