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Natural Selections: Urban Birds

After a dip in bird populations, Curt Stager reports that numbers have increased, and in addition to birds that you'd expect to find in the city, some newcomers have moved into New York City's Central Park in the last few years, such as the peregrine falcon.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Water Fleas

Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about another invasive species in the Great Lakes; the fishhook waterflea, named for its long, hooked tail. Cercopagis pengoi was first identified by Canadian scientists in early August of 1998. The waterflea breeds rapidly and competes with larval fish for their primary food source, zooplankton.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: What's Dust?

As we begin thinking about spring cleaning and all the dust that has accumulated in the house over the winter, Natural Selections tackles the questions "What is dust?" and "Are dust bunnies alive?"  Go to full article
Zebra Mussel
Zebra Mussel

Natural Selections: Invasive Species

Lately, the subject of "invasive species" gets lots of attention. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss the facts, misunderstandings and ecological impact of invasive species.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Chance & Coincidence

When something unbelievably good happens to us, we often say that it was a coincidence, or "good luck." But if it was statistically possible in the first place, does "luck" have anything to do with it? Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss the difference between chance and coincidence.  Go to full article
Wooly Bear Catterpilar
Wooly Bear Catterpilar

Natural Selections: Autumn Insects

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss wooly bear caterpillars, crickets and other autumn insect guests and pests.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Adirondack Trout, pt. 2

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager continue a discussion about trout biology and habitat in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Ants

Ants may be small, but they are rather sophisticated and even "diabolical," as Martha Foley puts it, when she and Dr. Curt Stager take on ants.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Yellow Perch

Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss the habits and habitat of the neophyte angler's favorite, the yellow perch.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Evolutionary Adaptation

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss sickle cell anemia as a case study in the pros and cons of evolutionary adaptation.  Go to full article

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