Ask UfYH: Sticky Dust and Fruit Flies From Hell

Q: I have an issue with sticky dust. The dust that settles in my house is gummy and gross and almost impossible to get rid of. (I live in Los Angeles – is it a regional problem? Something to do with smog?) What can I do to prevent it, and how can I clean things that are covered in it? Read More Ask UfYH: Sticky Dust and Fruit Flies From Hell

Science News Roundup: 3/20/12

The last few weeks have been very busy in the animal kingdom, with the discovery of several new species, including a possible new relative or ancestor of humankind. There have also been some interesting insights about alcohol addiction from two very different yet surprising angles. Read More Science News Roundup: 3/20/12

Science Story Round-Up: Weird Animal Eating Habits Theme

While looking for a good story to write about this week, I discovered that for some inexplicable reason, what, when, and how animals eat was an overarching theme across many of my favorite science tales this week. I’ve included my three favorites below, but honestly, any one of these stories could make for a best-selling children’s book or at least a good story to tell someone at a cocktail party. So click through for sexually-frustrated flies, sweet-toothless carnivores, and lizards that take advantage of naturally occurring poisons. Read More Science Story Round-Up: Weird Animal Eating Habits Theme