animals

The Naked Truth About Mole Rats

Naked Mole Rats. They might not be the cutest animals, but Scientists are hopeful these Rodents could hold important answers about the aging process and cancer resistance.

Bobtails + Bacteria = BFF

Bobtail Squids, a species of Cephalopods closely related to Cuttlefish, have a unique way of protecting themselves against predators at night. With the help of glowing bacteria, the squid camouflages itself against the starlit night sky.

Training Animal Behavior

Training wild animals to behave can be a challenging job for Zoo Keepers. We discover how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, guides animals to keep them safe and comfortable.

Habitat Replication

One challenge zoo’s often face is replicating the natural habitats of their animals from around the world. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York is using different innovative technologies to help their animals feel at home.

SciTech Now Episode 439

In this episode of SciTech Now, we see what is being done to save the sacred Navajo water; Dave Mosher discusses the world’s most powerful rocket; Bill Nye’s warning for the future of our planet; and the challenges that Zoo’s face in replicating the natural habitat of their animals from around the world.

SciTech Now Episode 437

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at the data behind our changing climate; Don Melnik discusses the extinction of thousands of animals and plant species; we visit the Liberty Science Center; and how GPS and tracking technology is being used on birds.

The extinction crisis

A new study is re-evaluating the extinction of thousands of animal and plant species. Leading this project is Columbia University professor and biologist Don Melnik. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain why he believes current extinction estimates are vastly underestimated.

The evolution of animal societies

Scientists who are interested in the evolution of animal societies have long theorized about the origins of these societies. Up until now much of the research on this topic has been centered around bees and ants. Now a new study is looking at other animal societies with the hope of gaining new insight.

SciTech Now Episode 410

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look at how one zoo is helping sea turtles from becoming extinct; studying the evolution of animal societies; a story of how scientists turned an accident into an opportunity for innovation; and a lab in Penn State University playing an important role in exploring opportunities in additive manufacturing.

A ranger looking out for New Zealand sea lions

After being hunted off of the mainland of New Zealand centuries ago, a new generation of the earth’s rarest sea lion species has returned. Jim Fyfe, a ranger with the New Zealand Department of Conservation, is tasked with watching over new sea lion pups and ensuring their safety.