Carolyn Gramling

Inspiring fear and loathing in many people, bats mainly want to be left alone. The nocturnal flyers function largely through something called echo-location. This Hallowween, WOSU science reporter Carolyn Gramling takes a closer look at these spooky mammals.

Governor Taft annouced Wednesday that Ohio State University will receive an $8-million grant to try to find new ways to prevent and treat lung cancer. The award is part of the state's Third Frontier initiative.

Solar flares. Magnetic polar drift. Latitude. Altitude.

These are all things that can affect how much radiation people - and ever-more-sensitive aircraft computers - experience.

Epaminondas Stassinopoulos is an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Stassinopoulos is the lead researcher of a study to be published this month in Space Weather, a new journal published by the American Geophysical Union.

Alien invaders to Lake Erie are helping some harmful chemicals move from lake sediment to sport fish that humans eat.

For the past 20 years, aliens have been invading Lake Erie. but they haven't come by spaceship - they've hitchhiked a ride into the lake in the ballast water of ships from across the Atlantic.

Do you want your cell phone battery to last longer? Researchers say they are on track to make that happen. Engineers at Ohio State University have helped designed a new kind of diode that can transmit more electricity than any other of its kind. The new diode could create faster, more efficient electronics.

Paul Berger, professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the Ohio State University, says that circuits are becoming increasingly complex - and that's slowing things down.

Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein" isn't just about a scary monster with neck bolts and a Caesar haircut. That's the Boris Karloff version of the story.

Some of the more profound issues raised by Shelley's book are the subject of a panel discussion at the Ohio State University titled "how much is too much? science, ethics, and Frankenstein".

WOSU science reporter Carolyn Gramling considers Frankenstein, cloning, and the meaning of life in a special two part series. Click on the listen link to hear the report.

Researchers from Ohio State University and Louisiana State University are collaborating to design what could become the most ambitious ecological restoration effort ever: returning wetlands to the Midwest. This, they say, would help to solve ecological problems in both southern and northern states.

Every year, from late spring through early fall, a "dead zone" blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead zone is a region of water in the gulf with extremely low oxygen levels, roughly the size of the state of Massachusetts.

A new study has found that climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions could lead to significant changes in the biodiversity of national parks. These changes would make it difficult for national parks in both the eastern and western United States to meet conservation mandates.

Less than a century from now, visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States, may find that the scenery has changed a bit.

In the Midwest, the weekend nights are hotter! Well, relative to the weekday nights, anyway.

A study published this week in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the total range in daily temperature in cities across the country varies on a weekly cycle. The authors refer to this as a "weekend effect".

In the midwest, the weekend nights are hotter! Well, relative to the weekday nights, anyway. According to a new study, the size of each day's range in temperature changes from weekdays to weekends. Researchers are calling this a "weekend effect".

A study published this week in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the total range in daily temperature in cities across the country varies on a weekly cycle. The authors refer to this as a "weekend effect".

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