Category Ecology

What’s the deal with the flu?

Today we’re talking about the influenza virus, which we mostly just call the flu. It’s in the news, and based on the questions my mom was asking me recently about flu vaccines and my dad wanting to talk about NY Governor Cuomo’s recent declaration of a state of emergency due to the flu (Hi, Mom! […]

Are we going to lose all of our phytoplankton and die?

Today we’re talking about a project in which scientists are studying how things that live in the ocean are affected by what people do on land. News source: Bangor Daily News, “Maine study finds potentially disastrous threat to single-celled plants that support all life” The original science: Press release from the place where the scientists […]