biology

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: biodiversity, conservation, endangered species, Encyclopedia of Life, TEDTalks, E.O. Wilson, streaming video As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TEDTalks Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere — and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world’s knowledge about life [24:22]

tags: Biosphere 2, environment, biophilia, green living, Jane Poynter, TEDTalks, streaming video In this video, Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 — an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments. This is the first TED talk drawn…

tags: TEDTalks, biomimetics, biomutualism, biology, engineering, origin of flight, Robert Full, streaming video Biologist Robert Full studies the amazing gecko, with its supersticky feet and tenacious climbing skill. But high-speed footage reveals that the gecko’s tail harbors perhaps the most surprising talents of all. [12:27]

The Ant Whisperer

tags: The Ant Whisperer, ants, hymenoptera, pheromones, EO Wilson, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, evolution, streaming video If I owned a television, you can bet I’d be watching this Nova program on PBS tonight: The Lord of the Ants. This program describes some of EO Wilson’s amazing discoveries about ant communication, behavioral ecology and evolution [3:40]

A Very Famous Little Zebroid

tags: zebroid, zorse, hebra, zebra-horse hybrid, streaming video Here’s some video of an individual zebroid (zebra-horse hybrid) that I wrote about in July 2007 [0:48]

Welcome to the World

tags: birds, hatching chick, streaming video This is a really interesting little video that features a chick hatching out of its egg. It also includes some really fun banjo playing as background music [1:17]

The filmographer, Paul Frederick, writes; It’s full fall color here in the North Eastern US. This year has been one of the best for fall foliage. My mentor who taught me so much about TV production back in the early 90’s passed away recently. I hadn’t seen him in a few years but still think…

tags: DonorsChoose2008, education, public school education, fund raising, evolution education, nature education, bird education Today’s featured project is below the fold.

tags: DonorsChoose2008, education, public school education, fund raising, evolution education, nature education, bird education Today’s featured project is below the fold.

tags: DonorsChoose2008, education, public school education, fund raising, evolution education, nature education, bird education