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Rubber Made From DANDELIONS! Episode 65 by Meredith Hanel (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) In suburban North America, dandelions are nothing but an annoying weed to be extracted from lawns. The dandelion may soon rise from its lowly status, because of something valuable in its roots – rubber. We use natural rubber from the rubber tree for many things from tires to birthday balloons. Dandelion rubber car tires and dandelion latex products may be in […]
Pandas: How Carnivorous Bears Became Vegetarians Episode 64 by Mary Bates (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) At first glance, the giant panda seems ill-suited to survive almost exclusively on bamboo. But new research reveals the latest in a suite of physical and behavioral adaptations that help it make the most of its vegetarian diet. Listen to the Podcast to learn more! For More Information: Nie, Y., Zhang, Z., Raubenheimer, D., Elser, J. J., Wei, W., […]
The Meaning of Life Episode 63 by Cris Felipe-Alves (Click here to directly access the MP3) What’s alive? What does it take to be alive? It’s easy to point at a big thing like a giraffe or a human and say “That’s definitely alive.” But what about cells? Bacteria? And Viruses? The question of what is “alive” has been debated and explored by scientists for generations - Listen to our podcast to learn more! Cris Felipe-Alves has worked as a […]
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