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#AskaScientist with Richard Bardgett

Why can’t plants grow without soil? What is soil made of? This week were asking Professor Richard Bardgett all about soil and its role on the Earth. 9 more words


#AskaScientist with Sheena Cruickshank

Have you wondered if playing in the dirt is good for our immune system? How do tapeworms work? This Friday we are interview Dr Sheena Cruickshank – an expert on immune systems. 13 more words


Matthew Cobb answers questions about evolution and animal sniffers

Manchester Life Sciences has posted a new YouTube video in its “Ask a Scientist” series, and the scientist to ask happens to be our own Matthew Cobb. 42 more words

Animal Behavior

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Our #AskaScientist episode with Matthew Cobb!

Questions for Simon The Scientist

Following on from my last request for feedback, I’ve now got a new request for you awesome people: Questions. Many of my posts were inspired by a single question that someone asked me casually in conversation, which I attempted to answer in a rambling and lengthy reply. 163 more words


Where do ants go when it rains?

I remember as a kid, playing in the yard and finding a trail of ants. I could trace the path of ants back to their ant hill and watch them as they worked to build their community. 231 more words


Ask a Scientist Episode #3: Climate Change Impacts on the Oceans

In this episode, Dave explores the impact of climate change on the world’s oceans with Heather Goldstone, host of “Living Lab on the Point,” from WCAI on Cape Cod. 46 more words

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Ask a Scientist, Episode #2: Birds, Bears, and the Arctic

Arctic wildlife expert Steven Brown talks about his work tracking wildlife in the arctic, including the time he was stalked by a particularly unfriendly bear. Host Dave McGlinchey also talks with Brown about his upcoming expeditions tracking birds, and the tension between wildlife preservation and oil drilling. 10 more words

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