Professor of creative writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Marjorie Sandor, talked about her latest work compiling stories from the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural and why we love tales that delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. In the first hour, bestselling author Juan Enriquez discussed how man is in a different phase of evolution and the future of life on the planet is now in our hands.
In an effort to understand the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, an Australian research group has begun attaching tiny geolocation tags to the backs of over 5,000 bees. The devices will monitor the movement of the insects and allow researchers to know if and when their normally habitual behavior goes awry, thus providing potential clues to the source of CCD. More here.