Author: Lydia Chain

VIDEO: Caring for NYC's injured avians

VIDEO: Caring for NYC’s injured avians

When our buildings harm migratory birds, the Wild Bird Fund is there to patch them up

By Lydia Chain | Posted November 4, 2015

VIDEO: The invisible Hudson

VIDEO: The invisible Hudson

Even though we can’t see them, microbes have an important role in the Hudson River

By Lydia Chain | Posted October 27, 2015

MSG: Just some extra umami oomph

MSG: Just some extra umami oomph

This food additive scares people, but it probably shouldn’t

By Lydia Chain | Posted September 21, 2015

Lady beetles: friend and foe

Lady beetles: friend and foe

This invasive species has made itself at home — and there’s no evicting it

By Lydia Chain | Posted July 17, 2015

Do I have to be vegan to combat climate change?

Do I have to be vegan to combat climate change?

A hunger for both meat and a sustainable lifestyle can be combined, but with some caveats

By Lydia Chain | Posted July 8, 2015

VIDEO: What the platypus?

VIDEO: What the platypus?

What sweats milk, navigates with electricity, and poisons romantic rivals?

By Lydia Chain | Posted June 22, 2015

Peregrines move in upstairs

Peregrines move in upstairs

These powerful raptors have claimed urban areas, but their populations could still be at risk

By Lydia Chain | Posted June 18, 2015

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Cows munching grass instead of corn could cut nitrogen pollution

By Lydia Chain | Posted April 3, 2015

Preserving a safe passage for jaguars

Preserving a safe passage for jaguars

Human tolerance may be the key to keeping the jaguar population whole and healthy

By Lydia Chain | Posted February 16, 2015

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

High costs are keeping patients from using stem cells harvested from umbilical cords

By Lydia Chain | Posted December 5, 2014

Sticking it to Nature

Sticking it to Nature

A new underwater glue is science’s latest attempt to mimic the natural world

By Lydia Chain | Posted November 14, 2014

Wet beaches drown sea turtles

Wet beaches drown sea turtles

Climate change makes beaches wetter, hurting the survival of sea turtle hatchlings

By Lydia Chain | Posted October 24, 2014

GMO- A Great Medical Opportunity

GMO- A Great Medical Opportunity

Genetically modifying tobacco has created incredible medical discoveries; what else remains to be found?

By Lydia Chain | Posted October 13, 2014

Bacteria that can hold their liquor

Bacteria that can hold their liquor

Hardier microbes make biofuel production more feasible

By Lydia Chain | Posted October 6, 2014