Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the conspicuous galls produced by the goldenrod gall fly.
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Prepare your seasonal gift plants to be long lasting house plants. Most gift plants come with a decorative foil wrapped around the container. Now’s the time to either remove the foil or make holes in the base to allow moisture to run through the pot. As you put your decorations away, find a good location to continue growing your new plants.
Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Many thanks to all who attended the Downton Abbey premiere of Season 4 last night (1/2/14) at the Byrd Theatre. Last year, the Community Idea Stations hosted one of the biggest premieres in the country and it was even bigger this year - with 1,700 folks in attendance. It was a truly amazing experience to see the first hour of the long awaited Season 4, together with so many Downton Abbey fans.
NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system. Are any of them like Earth? And what sort of life could flourish on them?
With vivid animation and input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, NOVA takes you on a mind-bending exploration of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there.
From Humankind – The clash over who gets health care coverage and who pays — which resulted in the 2013 government shutdown — is just part of the story. According to the CDC, more than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors (what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke).
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest: radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. Unnatural deaths were handled by the coroner, a position handed out to the corrupt and unqualified as political payback.
The most-watched drama in PBS history enters its fourth gripping season with the whole world waiting to learn how the beloved characters deal with a shocking tragedy. The acclaimed ensemble is back, together with returning guest star Academy Award®-winner Shirley MacLaine and new guest star Paul Giamatti. Also joining the cast are Harriet Walter, Gary Carr, Joanna David, and Tom Cullen, as the legend continues on Downton Abbey Season 4, airing over eight Sundays beginning with a two-hour premiere on January 5, 2014 on PBS.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss bugs in winter -- where they go, who eats them, and places to look for their eggs, larvae, and cocoons.
Photo: Spring nymphs, such as this wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, spend their winters as eggs laid in batches on tree bark.
From Round Earth Media – The U.S. and Mexico share deep personal, economic, geographic and cultural connections, but our understanding of Mexico is often limited by a laundry list of stereotypes and generalizations. You probably think you know Mexico because you’ve been on vacation there, because we’re neighbors, or because you have family there. But in spite of our proximity to Mexico, it remains a mystery to many.