Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Science... with an edge!    Let X = X

Science... with an edge!    Let X = X

Monday, May 21, 2007

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fossils! Fossils! Fossils! :)

Check out this brand new blog by a science teacher and evolutionary biologist on various things scientific:

Spider Silk, Return of a Locally Extinct Species...

The October 18th, 2006 show was part 2 of the show before that and featured a study on tarantulas producing silk from their feet and not just their spinnarets. It is not known (yet) if other spiders do this; if it turns out that they do, then which came first - the spinnaret silk or the foot silk?- will have implications for the evolutionary biology of spiders.

Meanwhile in Britain, the Large Blue Butterfly which was extirpated in the UK has been successfully reintroduced, by putting habitats back to the way they used to be - able to support the Myrmica sabuletti, a special species of red ant whose nests play host to the butterfly's caterpillars. The caterpillars feed on the ant larvae and pupas. The large Blue can't survive without this other insect, which requires a certain sort of habitat.

Butterflies, Botulinum & Eggheads Vs. Bush

Butterflies, botulinum, eggheads versus Bush - and more! sit back with a cuppa and tune in this Wednesday morning right after the BBC News on CKCU-FM 93.1 in FREEK-wency MOD-ulation!

for detailed information on food recalls go to:

you can also get information on other non-food recalls warnings and advisories through the Health Canada websites:

for example check out their notice on plastic wrapped mushrooms and storage safety:
notes re reintroduction of the Large Blue Butterfly in Britain:

The 11 partner organisations involved in the Large Blue Restoration project are:
- Butterfly Conservation
- The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
- Natural England
- The National Trust
- Gloucester Wildlife Trust
- Somerset Wildlife Trust
- Millfield School in Somerset
- The J&F Clark Trust
- Slapton Ley Field Study Centre
- Network Rail
- Defra

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Back on the air since Jan. 2006!

Please click here to get to the new version of the Let X = X blog!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Science, Technology & Environment: the news, the views, the interviews.

The show is on hiatus till February but new stories will be featured here, first.