It’s officially spring time in central Virginia and we all know what that means: longer days ... Gesundheit! warmer weather ... Gesundheit! and beautiful blossoms ... Gesundheit! For some of us here in Richmond, spring also means seasonal allergies.
For quite some time, we’ve seen science reports about the impact of junk food on humans. Similarly, we’ve seen lots of papers on what poor sleep does to people. A recent study on the impact of junk food on sleep is raising some big questions for scientists studying free-roaming bears.
Earth from space is a beautiful sight. We can not only see pretty patterns created by our lights on the dark side of the planet, but over time we've also seen the amount of these lights on Earth grow. More people means more lights.
What insect is about as old as the dinosaurs, lives on every non-frozen continent, and might be able to tell us about how species could adapt to our planet’s changing climate? Let’s talk about those little social creatures: ants.
It's Shark Week, an entire week devoted to one of Earth's most misunderstood and magnificent animals. There are a lot of documentaries on shark conservation and even some big blockbuster movies that tackle issues like how sharks react to climate change. For Shark Week, let's talk about a much more real way to link sharks and climate change.