Brandon Hanson

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Radiolab Wants Your Help To Track The Once-Every-17-Year Cicada "Swarmageddon"

The roar of the millions-strong Magicicada is due back on the east coast this summer--the first time in 17 years. Here's how to track it.<p>Every few summers in the heavily wooded section of southern Pennsylvania where I grew up, we'd have about a week in which everything we did--hiking through the …

This Sea Lion Is The First Non-Human Mammal That Can Keep A Beat On Its Own

Also she is a very charming sea lion.<p>Meet Ronan. She is a sea lion at the University of California, Santa Cruz and also a very competent dancer. According to her trainer, she's also the first non-human mammal that can independently keep a beat.<p>Parrots and other birds have been known to dance to a …

Bee deaths stir up renewed buzz

This past winter has been exceptionally rough for honeybees — and although it's too early to say exactly why, the usual suspects range from pesticides that appear to cause memory loss to pests that got an exceptionally early start last spring.<p>Friday marked the start of an annual survey that asks …

Mama bear? National Zoo artificially inseminates giant panda

The National Zoo announced Saturday that a team of scientists and veterinarians had artificially inseminated the Zoo's female giant panda after natural breeding failed to occur.<p>The statement said that Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated with a combination of fresh and frozen semen taken from the …

Invasive pests cost Americans millions

Each year invasive pests destroy cropland and forest. Some are new, some we've been fighting for decades. To fight them, a change in how we interact with our environment is starting to take place.<p>A snail as big as your foot, an insect the size of chocolate sprinkles and a mold related to the one …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

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