The third pick by guest Mindy Weisberger!
They thrum, hum, huff, warble, whoop, whistle, click, and trill; treehoppers, an insect group containing thousands of species, produce an impressive variety of sounds. You can listen to dozens of their charming vocalizations here, recorded by biologist Reginald Cocroft.
Mindy Weisberger is writer and producer for Science Bulletins at the American Museum of Natural History.
Professor Rob Morrison and Dr Deane Hutton are Australian science communication heroes. Together they hosted the children's science TV show Curiosity Show, which ran for 18 consecutive years from 1972 to 1990. Ed and Lucas caught up with them at TEDxCanberra to talk about the show and its recent new episode, what they've done since then, and their views on science communication and education.
Rob mentions Duck Quacks Don't Echo (UK) as an example of good current science television.