What happens under the water in our lakes and ponds is a mystery to most. Invasive species like bighead carp have created problems and mysteries in lake systems for years. Their behavior affects wildlife in Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma and aquatic life in the Missouri River. But what is being done to eradicate populations of bighead carp? Dr. Quinton … [Read more...] about Saving Grand Lake
In the freshwaters of Belize, you may spot the Central American River Turtle known as the Hicatee. While conducting a study of movement and home ranges, Drs. Day Ligon and Donald McKnight, along with colleagues Denise Thompson and Jaren Serano, noticed how Hicatee turtles move in groups through the water. This was very surprising, as turtles are generally believed to be … [Read more...] about They really do move in herds
While they’re not particularly dangerous for your health, June bugs are indeed a hazard for many of the plants, flowers and backyard crops you may be planting right now for the summer season. What are June bugs and what should you know about them? Dr. Avery Russell, entomologist and assistant professor of biology at Missouri State University, explains to Good … [Read more...] about Should you be worried about June bugs?
For those who suffer from migraines and cluster headaches, finding the right treatment options is life changing. Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, weighs in about migraines and treatment options on Technology Networks. … [Read more...] about Exploring treatments for migraines and cluster headaches
According to research presented recently at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, rising temperatures are forcing some bees to take shallow, rapid breaths—essentially hyperventilating—which burns more energy and makes them less likely to survive. About half of the 45 bumble bee species in the United States seem to be in trouble. The reasons … [Read more...] about How our warming world is affecting some bumble bees