Veeerrrryyy loosely based on the “Emergence” rebroadcast Radiolab did a few weeks ago. Mostly I just wanted to draw cicadas. Who’s ready for brood II?
They’re baaaa-aaack! A big “brood” of 17-year cicadas — which has been biding its time underground since the first Clinton administration — is forecast to emerge from the ground this spring along the East Coast, and will pop up as far north as New York City.
“Spectacular” and “amazing” are two of the words used by University of Maryland entomologist Michael Raupp to describe the East’s biggest influx of the annoying but mostly harmless bugs since a separate brood emerged in 2004.
This year’s “emergence” should be quite extensive, as the critters will likely come out all the way from the Carolinas to the Hudson Valley of New York, says John Cooley, a research scientist from the University of Connecticut.
“All the East Coast cities are in the path of the cicadas,” says Cooley, who runs the magicicada.org website, and requests reports from people who see cicadas this spring.
USA Today, “Waiting In The Wings This Spring: Cicadas!”
Hey, USA Today — stop sounding so HAPPY ABOUT THIS.
Cicada invasion? Radiolab has you covered.
This spring, patches of the East Coast will turn squishy and crunchy—the return of the 17-year cicadas means spots from VA to CT will be carpeted in bugs. And the air will hum with a 7 kHz mating buzz. Help predict their once-in-a-generation invasion with a bit of DIY science.
Sometimes eating goes terrifyingly wrong. App users: we’re looking for some help with an upcoming podcast.
If you’ve been saved from choking by the Heimlich Maneuver (or if you’ve saved someone else by using it), head to the Make section of our mobile app now to record your story. Thanks in advance everybody! (More on our mobile app: http://wny.cc/NU3XBR) Photo: joeltelling/flickrCC-BY-2.0
A chart of doctor responses from the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study about end of life choices.
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Sometimes We Save Each Other
This is a real photo snapped by my friend Darren (Darren Hoyt, web designer extraordinaire). A few years ago, he discovered this unlikely stack of animals trapped in the filter well of a swimming pool. It was late summer and it had been raining all week. MORE
It usually takes about 15 to 45 minutes for a snowflake to form and fall to the ground.
»more snowflake facts and photos from RADIOLAB
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Via the Radiolab hangout: Curiosity has landed.
Goat on a Cow. On a postcard. From a listener in Switzerland. We love goats on cows. Who’s with us? Any other photos out there?
How to stop Radiolab and Soundcheck from being made: the intense storm blowing through lower Manhattan brings all the producers to the windows.
-Jody, BL Show-
Chicago Cubs folklore says the team started losing in 1945 when a die-hard fan’s goat was denied entrance to the ballpark during the world series.
So five guys just walked 1,764 miles with this goat, all the way from Mesa, Arizona, planning to get the goat into a Cubs game and break the curse (and raise money for charity). via The Pantagraph.
The goat’s name is Wrigley.
He was not allowed in the park.
(Dave Proeber / The Pantagraph. For full image and gallery, go here.)
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