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What does an strong El Niño winter mean for Idaho?

Answered by Mike Huston, Meteorologist, National Weather Service

Unusually warm sea surface temperatures across the tropical Pacific continue to support El Niño conditions and forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center unanimously favor the development of a “strong” El Niño which is expected to persist through the winter and gradually weaken during the spring of 2016. 411 more words


Ask a Scientist episode 8: Ciara Stafford.

Are zoos good for animals? How smart are monkeys?

This week we are interviewing Ciara Stafford about conservation and primates. Comment below for a chance to have your question answered by an expert!


#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