June 3, 2013 It's not easy making friends with wild animals, especially when the animal is impossibly small, very shy, hiding under a pile of leaves. But when the writer Rachel Carson heard a "ting! ting! ting!" coming from her backyard — like someone ringing a teeny bell — she had to meet this creature, the one she called "the Fairy Bell Ringer."
July 20, 2012 Commentator Barbara J. King recommends five novels that touch on topics in the natural and social sciences. She connects them with themes taken up here by the five writers at the 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog.
June 28, 2012 From the Ugandan forest to a Cameroonian sanctuary to a U.S. zoo, three students devote their summer to research and conservation work with primates. Commentator Barbara J. King cheers on this trio — and the thousands of other college kids who'll take up science this summer.
August 15, 2011 Summer is the ideal time for visiting amusement parks, braving the heat and riding roller coasters. But what would it be like to ride every roller coaster in America? Talk intern Kirstin Garriss talked with one man who attempted to conquer every roller coaster in America this summer.
July 14, 2011 America's South, Midwest and Southwest are suffering through drought and high heat. The AP reports, "temperatures remained in the 100s with heat indexes reaching above 110 degrees. Overnight lows have not dropped below 80 degrees in many cities."