Flowers and trees are blooming super early in Philly after a warmer-than-usual winter
The region’s warmer-than-usual winter, with an abundance of “growing degree” days, has led to plantlife being three weeks ahead of schedule.
4 weeks ago
Stockton professor goes ‘Once Upon Deep Time’ to create music album
Stockton professor and paleontologist Matthew Bonnan used the extra time he had during pandemic lockdown to create an album on the evolution of hearing.
2 months agoListen 3:54
A Portuguese pooch that was almost killed at birth has become the world’s oldest dog
At 30 years and 266 days and counting, Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, has broken the century-old world record for oldest dog ever, according to Guinness World Records.
2 months ago
Researchers are looking for answers amid spike in beached whales at the Jersey Shore
Several whales have been found washed ashore on the East Coast. Researchers think vessels are to blame.
2 months agoListen 2:01
Psychedelic drugs may launch a new era in psychiatric treatment, brain scientists say
One of the hottest tickets at this year's Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego was a session on psychedelic drugs.
3 months ago
Scientists have their eyes on Chagas disease and the 'kissing bugs' that help spread it
Chagas disease can lead to heart failure and damage to the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. Roughly 20-30% of those who contract Chagas may be at risk of dying from it.
3 months agoListen 9:55
Don’t bother bagging your fallen leaves. Your yard (and insects) will thank you
Fallen leaves make great natural fertilizer and offer a place for insects to spend the winter.
4 months ago
Climate change prompts Pa. farmers to adapt crops and businesses
As the climate changes and brings more risks to the traditional farming schedule, farmers are looking for ways to make sure their crops survive.
4 months ago
Delaware hikers take trek to ‘middle of nowhere’ for glimpse of rare adult American chestnut
This American chestnut was discovered by chance when a hunter recognized it. The Delaware Nature Society led its first expedition to the rare tree.
5 months agoListen 3:58
Delaware Valley poison control experts caution against eating wild mushrooms after recent hospitalizations
The Philadelphia-based poison control center recorded a slight uptick in mushroom poisoning cases, including at least one that caused organ failure.
5 months ago
Still popular after 125 years, Dracula proves to be undead in Philadelphia
The Mutter Museum and the Rosenbach Library and Museum collaborate on the anniversary of Bram Stoker’s undead creation.
5 months ago
In her new book, dog researcher Alexandra Horowitz 'keeps a lens on the puppy’s point of view, how they see and smell the world, make meaning of it, and become independent.'
Air Date: October 7, 2022 10:00 amListen 49:15
Around the world, at dawn, something magical happens. As the sun rises, nature seems to wake up, and different species break into a choru ...
Air Date: September 9, 2022Listen 48:35
Biomanufacturing research at University of Delaware gets $8 million federal boost
The University of Delaware will get $8 million in federal funding to invest in biomanufacturing efforts and expand its life sciences workforce.
7 months ago
Gender roles, primates and Frans de Waal
In his latest book, primatologist Frans de Waal asks the question, "What can the world of apes and monkeys teach us about gender, sex and biology?
Air Date: September 6, 2022 10:00 amListen 49:29