Health, Science & The Environment

Nature
1:34 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Poor Will's Amanack: March 13 - 19, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user TonySutton410

Poor Will’s Almanack for the fifth week of Early Spring.

When one thing happens, then else is happening too. That is the most simple rule of phenology. And in the fifth week of Early Spring, the most dramatic event is the start of the robin mating chorus in the early morning dark.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Radio Rounds: People in Glass Hospitals Shouldn't Throw Stones

Dr. John  Schumann, the founder and author of the popular blog GlassHospital.com, which aims to “demystify” medicine and provide transparency on the workings of medical practice and the complexities of hospital care. Dr. Schumann is a general internist and medical educator — previously at the University of Chicago and now at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, where he functions as the Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Environment
8:35 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: March 6 - 12, 2012

Daffodil blossom
Flickr Creative Commons user bbodien

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Fourth Week of Early Spring.

Daffodil blossoms are the outriders of the fourth week of Early Spring, a sign that Virginia bluebells have come up from winter ground and that raspberry bushes are developing fresh leaves. As you drive the freeways or the backroads, you may see wild onions are getting lanky, a sign that the foliage of Middle Spring's wildflowers is growing back in the woods and fields: Jacob's ladder, ragwort, leafcup, spring beauties, wood mint, ground ivy, catchweed, moneywort, waterleaf, hemlock, and parsnip.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Radio Rounds: Healing with Prayer

Join us for a fascinating conversation with Neurosurgeon Dr. David Levy about the role that prayer can play in the healing relationship between physician and patient. 

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Environment
8:58 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Court Won't Get Involved in Carp Fight

kate.gardiner

The Supreme Court won't order closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michigan and other Great Lakes states, who have been trying for immediate shutdown of the locks and a quicker timetable for other steps to halt the carp's northward march from the Mississippi River toward Lake Michigan.

The high court already has rejected the request from Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin twice.

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