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Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer is an online and radio producer for WFIU's Arts Bureau and local food program Earth Eats. Megan grew up in South Dakota and later lived in France for 3 years. She was an intern for NPR's Science Desk in the spring of 2009, and joined WFIU in June 2009.

Recent posts by Megan

July 9, 2010

 

Seagull and the sun

Birds See Magnetic Fields With The Right Eyes

Scientists have known that birds can detect magnetic fields since 1968, but a new study asserts that birds can actually see them.

July 8, 2010

 

Yaks rest on their way to Mount Everest.

Tibetans Hold Record For Evolutionary Speed

Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.

July 7, 2010

 

Clownfish

CO2 Binges During Larva State Befuddle Fish

A study published this week shows that fish larvae exposed to elevated levels of CO2 in their larvae state are heedless to the scent of proximate predators.

July 6, 2010

 

An elephant teeters on an edge to reach a treat.

Larger Animals Have Slower Reflexes

According to a new study, larger animals tend to react much more slowly to physical stimuli than smaller animals.

June 29, 2010

 

Eyeglasses

Electronic Eyeglasses Look To Replace Bifocals

For those who strain to see both near and far, bifocals have been the answer for a couple hundred years. Until now.

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