A Murmuration of Starlings

An examination of flocking behavior in starlings and the beauty and mystery we see when those flocks, or “murmurations” are extraordinarily large and active. Also an inquiry into the 500-year-old history of collective nouns for groups of animals.

Biofuel Grasses Spark Criticism

Two grasses under consideration for biofuels in the United States are considered invasive species that may do more harm than good.

Worms Attack!

Who would have ever thought that worms could invade a forest and wreak havoc?