Bringing back the wooly mammoth? It’s not just fodder for speculative fiction! In this animated short, Luis Martinez walks us through the theoretical process of restoring an extinct species with the scattered remains of its genetic material.
Red pandas were actually called “pandas” long before their more popular black-and-white cousins. But they aren’t actually closely related to pandas.
Those have the “Alcohol Flush Reaction” gene may notice their face turns a bright red hue after drinking alcohol. In this short animation, Joffea Burgos demonstrates how this symptom is triggered and “toasts” its purpose to warn individuals with this condition that they are more prone to alcohol-related diseases.
Large wildlife have a more difficult time keeping cool and hydrated, and have adapted differently to survive in arid ecosystems. From coyotes to tortoises to camels, Owen Megura explains some unique survival tactics large animals have evolved in the harsh conditions of their desert habitat in this short animation.
e is much speculation about what happens to our consciousness after we die — but there is no debate on what happens to the corpse we leave behind! From death to skeletonization, Amelia Fuentes presents an animated timeline of the various stages of decomposition of the human body.
Two scientists bring melittology to children’s lit in order to champion the importance of native bees and nurture an early sense of appreciation for the natural world.
Picture a the classic Pac-Man meeting a delectable pineapple bun — add legs and eyes and you have the Pac-Man frog. As their name implies, these ambush predators will eat almost anything!
They say an apple a day keeps the Doctor away… right? Well, it turns out that apples have a spooky secret, as foretold by the Brothers Grimm classic, Snow White. Don’t blame poisoned apples on the evil queens — it was already there, in the form of a natural toxin. Enjoy your lunch!
Kayaking The Salmon River From Source To Sea: How This RSJ Alum Is Fighting Imminent Salmon Extinction
Three women are undertaking a thousand-mile journey to raise awareness about the four dams choking the life out of the Lower Snake River.
A polar sea squirt produces a chemical that has demonstrated success in fighting certain cancer cells. Reno scientists are unzipping its DNA to find out why.