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Parasite may lead to ‘pandemic’ for sea urchins, according to new USF research

Listen: Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a marine parasite attacking sea urchins has spread to a new species and region. They’re concerned it’s becoming a pandemic for sea urchins. A parasite...

26 Essays On Walking. Vote For Our Planet.

Ways Of Walking – Edited by Ann de Forest Ways of Walking brings together 26 writers who reflect on walks they have taken and what they have discovered along the way. Some walk across forbidden...

Local middle school participates in a science experiment by NASA

A Florida Middle School is participating in a science experiment selected by NASA. They want to see if they can grow crops in moon soil.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., November 30, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Transgender student rights Students walked out of a Broward County high school to support trans rights. A transgender student played on the girls’ volleyball team, leading to school staff being investigated.   Global temps foreshadow...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Social services reinstated In a controversial move last month, the Sarasota County Commission cut funding for various social service programs, including childcare and homeless services. However, the commission has now reversed the cuts.   Congressional...

Climate activist Susan Glickman says we must fix the source of the crisis not just build seawalls

Susan Glickman, who has been advocating for policies to address climate change for 20 years, told WMNF WaveMakers Tuesday that Florida is finally admitting it has a problem and trying to mitigate the effects of...

Belief & Climate Change

Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary...

Housing, The Planet and Jobs

Lynn Hurtak visits from the Tampa City Council to talk about various affordable housing scenarios including co-op housing. Walter talks about upcoming trip to D.C. as we discuss soil and waterway contamination with a nod...

Real Life Zombies + An Absorbing Saga + New Music

On Matt Simon’s website, there is a photo of him sitting next to someone dressed as a horse. The caption says, “I’m the one on the left. As great as it might seem to be...

The Biggest Ideas In The Universe. Elton John @ 75.

Sean Carroll – The Biggest Ideas in the Universe The most trusted explainer of the most mind-boggling concepts pulls back the veil of mystery that has too long cloaked the most valuable building blocks of...

James Hamblin. Daniel Bergner. Dajung.

James Hamblin Clean – The New Science Of Skin James Hamblin, a  preventive medicine physician and staff writer for The Atlantic was curious about the new science of skin microbes and probiotics. He discovered that...

Six-month hold on a lawsuit against the Piney Point waste site

A U.S. District Judge has put a six-month hold on a lawsuit against the Piney Point waste site. The state is trying to close the site.

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