Animals | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Animals

RSS Feed
NPR

Labs Size Up New Guidelines For Rodent Cages

Mice and rats are the most common lab animals. That's why some influential new guidelines on how to house mother rodents and their babies have created an uproar. Some experts at research centers say there's no evidence that making costly changes will really benefit the animals.
NPR

New Tuberculosis Strain Thwarts All Antibiotics

Physicians in India have discovered a strain of tuberculosis they call 'TDR' for 'Totally Drug-Resistant'--meaning there is no antibiotic available to fight it. Maryn McKenna, author of Superbug, discusses the possible origins of the strain, and what options--if any--doctors have to treat it.
NPR

Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

The new year marks the creation of a science section at The Huffington Post. The Internet newspaper's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington discusses the story selection and vetting process. And why the launch coincides with what she calls the explosion of medieval thinking.
NPR

Get Inked For Science

Writer Carl Zimmer became an "unintentional curator" of science-themed tattoos after noticing a double helix on a friend's arm. Sensing a trend, he asked his blog readers to send photos of their science tattoos. Some of those images are gathered in his new book Science Ink.
NPR

Mine's Smaller! Claim About Tiny Frog Is Challenged

There's a frog in Papua New Guinea that researchers announced this week is "the smallest known vertebrate species." But a male deep-sea anglerfish may have a better claim to that title.
NPR

Crocodile Rocks Family's Slumber

An Australian family in a suburb outside Darwin woke to the sound of their barking dog. The dog was complaining about the crocodile that wandered into the living room. Wildlife officials have relocated it to a crocodile farm.
NPR

Birders See Snowy Owl Farther South

Melissa Block interviews Jim McCormac, a biologist with Ohio's Division of Wildlife, about why snowy owls are being sighted farther south in the United States than in previous years. He says most years, there are two to four of them sighted, but there have already been 15 sighted in Ohio since mid-December. He talks about his theory of why this is happening.
NPR

FAA Rules May Interrupt Endangered Crane Migration

Operation Migration uses ultralight planes to guide whooping cranes in migration from Wisconsin to their winter home in Florida. But a Federal Aviation Administration investigation has grounded a flock of whooping cranes and an ultralight guiding plane.

Pages