The downloadable pdf from the Excellence Awards in Science & Engineering has a wealth of resources, including content from: NSF, Dept of Education, NSTC, Army, Smithsonian Institute, USDA, Dept of Energy, EPA, NASA, NOAA and more.
Tales of deception and trickery: A sneaky orchid seeks sexually frustrated pollinator; a battle fought by decoys; and a gender-bending zombie invasion of the Chesapeake Bay.
With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers, and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else.
The payoff is all in the delivery: sending mail via cruise missile; preparing a strong-willed orangutan for primate parenthood; and failing to land a joke from the “gag file” of Phyllis Diller.
The 4-1-1 on what’s behind your selfie; an artist’s computer simulation shows humans aren’t as unique as we think; and how the invention of standardized time made America tick.
Squabbles big and small: A dining room turns two besties into lifelong enemies; a researcher embraces the panda craze; and why some dinosaur skulls were built to take a beating.