The case of the vanishing honeybees
In the past decade, the US honeybee population has been decreasing at an alarming and unprecedented rate. While this is obviously bad news for honeypots everywhere, bees also help feed us in a bigger way — by pollinating our nation’s crops. Emma Bryce investigates potential causes for this widespread colony collapse disorder.
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Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation
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Explainer Spotlight - Maria Cortes
Working at the New York Hall of Science has changed Maria’s life. She has always been a fan of science, and working here has helped her improve her communication skills.
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We have been writing about the push in this country to strengthen the STEM subjects in education, science, technology, engineering and math, because of their financial, career, and material role in society. This is being done explicitly because when money is tight, subjects like the arts, humanities, and social sciences don't pay direct benefits. This can be seen as inexcusably crass, but in a tight job market and culture increasingly embedded in things technological, with weakening […]
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From star stuff to microscopic fluff to skin cells that slough while you’re in the buff, the universe of dust is curious enough to turn your mind into a cream puff.
May this week’s episode spread like dust on the wind.
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