A review of research concludes that same-sex sexual behaviors are common in many animals, including worms, frogs, flies and birds. Postdoctoral researcher Nathan Bailey describes some of the documented behaviors and explains how they may influence animal evolution.
"Connected (broadcast Friday, September 25th, 2009) How can your friends — and your friends’ friends — affect you? We’ll talk with Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler, two researchers exploring social networks and how they affect our health and behavior. In their new book ‘Connected,’ the pair describe research into how social networks tie into obesity, smoking, voting behavior, happiness, and more. "
I had the privilege of being on NPR’s Science Friday last Friday. In a word, it was amazing. If you haven’t listened to the podcast yet, click here to listen to an MP3 of me on NPR (file size: 16 MB; runtime: 35 minutes).
Scientific reasoning is essential to a successful career in science. But research in the journal Science claims this skill can’t be learned through memorization of facts alone. Author Lei Bao explains the findings, and how teachers can apply them in the classroom.