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Bats and Boas in the Dark  | Inside Nature

Bats and Boas in the Dark | Inside Nature

By Micah Moen 12 Comments April 1, 2020

(relaxing guitar music) – Our story with Cuba goes back to 2010. We made a film on the Cuban Missile Crisis. While there, I just got entranced with Cuba. Seeing all these wilderness regions and the wildlife that was there piqued my interest. – I definitely had my reservations before going there. We were going […]

4 Animals That Don’t Have Resident Gut Microbiomes

4 Animals That Don’t Have Resident Gut Microbiomes

By Micah Moen 100 Comments March 30, 2020

[♪ INTRO] We hear all the time about how we couldn’t live without our microbiomes, those trillions of symbiotic microorganisms that live on and inside of us. We’re especially fond of our gut microbes, for example, because they allow us to digest some of the complex molecules in our foods. And changing up what’s living […]

This Worm-y Critter Is (Probably) Our Oldest Ancestor | SciShow News

This Worm-y Critter Is (Probably) Our Oldest Ancestor | SciShow News

By Micah Moen 100 Comments March 28, 2020

[♪ INTRO] Humans belong to a large and proud lineage of animals known as bilaterians. Bilaterian because we are all bilaterally symmetrical; you can draw a line down the middle of us and each half is basically a reflection of the other. Paleontologists have long suspected that our lineage arose more than 550 million years […]

Humans and Nature and Creation: Crash Course World Mythology #6

Humans and Nature and Creation: Crash Course World Mythology #6

By Micah Moen 100 Comments March 27, 2020

Hi I’m Mike Rugnetta, this is Crashcourse Mythology, and today we’re wrapping up creation myths. Over the past four episodes we’ve seen the universe created from nothing, via the actions of earth mothers, sky fathers, and of course, vomiting supreme beings. We’ve seen creation used to explore the relationships between parents and children and between […]

President Gee: Keeping Mountaineers Safe 🦠

President Gee: Keeping Mountaineers Safe 🦠

By Micah Moen 7 Comments March 26, 2020

My dear West Virginia University family, In my 40 years as a university president, the crisis at hand is like none other I have ever experienced. As our nation grapples with the devastating novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we at West Virginia University do all we can to support our state and […]

Trois microbes – Poésie – Jean-Louis Vanham
5 Principles for Social Sustainability (facing unpredictable change together)

5 Principles for Social Sustainability (facing unpredictable change together)

By Micah Moen 4 Comments March 25, 2020

Hi Alex here. In today’s video, we are looking at 5 principles for social sustainability. We know humans are dependent on ecological and social systems to meet their needs. From previous research we understand fairly well how ecological systems function and the basic mechanisms by which humanity damages them systematically. But what about social systems? […]

Thames River Wetlands: restoring diversity in southern Ontario

Thames River Wetlands: restoring diversity in southern Ontario

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 25, 2020

There’s an old Greek proverb that says: elderly men are planting trees, and people come past and say, why would you plant trees when at your age, you’re never going to sit under the shade of these trees? And they say, well, if I don’t do it…or we don’t do it… who will? Then people […]

WVU CORONAVIRUS: Busting myths about COVID-19 🦠

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 22, 2020

Hi, I’m Kathy Moffett. I’m a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist. We’re going to do some myth-busting about coronavirus. *music* It is not man-made. These viruses are in mammals and they jump from mammals to humans, and this particular Covid-19 now has been shown that it can be transmitted human-to-human. *music* I’ve seen some homemade remedies […]

Sustainability: definition with simple natural science

Sustainability: definition with simple natural science

By Micah Moen 27 Comments March 22, 2020

Hi Alex here. What is sustainability? You must have heard a lot about sustainability and sustainable development over the last few years. I know I did. And maybe, just maybe, sometimes you were not totally clear as to what people really meant. So here is a definition that my workshop participants have found very clear […]