Thu April 7, 2011

Under The Sea, Sex Is Slimy Business

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:01 am

Never threaten a hagfish. And if you do, watch out.

"When it's threatened or in danger or gets injured, it produces — very quickly — huge amounts of slime," says Ellen Prager, a marine scientist and educator. "In fact, they found that in just a few minutes, it can fill up seven buckets full of gooey, slimy gunk."

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Thu January 27, 2011

Water Report Casts Dim Future for Colorado

Another state report is out giving dire predictions about the future of water supplies in arid Colorado, even as the state's population continues to boom. The report shows that unless more conservation and other water projects move forward, up to 700,000 acres of farmland could be dried up in the state by 2050.
The release of the Statewide Water Supply Initiative comes as water managers from around the region are meeting for a Colorado Water Congress summit.

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Thu January 27, 2011

Ant Farm: The Big Chill And Tunnels Of Love

Originally published on Thu January 27, 2011 3:11 pm

Milton Levine in 2006
Damian Dovarganes AP

Laurel Dalrymple is a home page editor at NPR.org

Despite the Xbox 360s, lifelike squawking hamsters and remote-controlled flying fairies now on the market, my 8-year-old daughter asked for just one thing last Christmas: an ant farm.

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