Articles by Michael McCurdy


Do Monkeys Know When They Don’t Know Something?

( – Are humans the only animal that knows what they don’t know? A study by researchers at Yale and Harvard shows that rhesus monkeys also spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information.

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Protecting Children from the Heat

( – Hot temperatures and high humidity can put nearly anyone at risk for dehydration and heat stroke, but children are especially vulnerable.

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Protect Gardens From Invasive Pests

( – Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, invasive pests threaten to devour the crops in our gardens and farms, and the flowers, trees and plants in our landscapes.

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Not All Gasoline is Created Equal

( – OMAHA, NE (July 7, 2016) – Many motorists choose a gas station based on location or price, but a recent AAA study reveals there is a difference in fuel quality depending on where you purchase your gas.

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Beat the Heat This Week

( – Temperatures are soaring into the 90s this week, and along with the heat comes a warning of unhealthy air quality resulting from elevated levels of ozone pollution in the air.

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Studying the Ecology of a New Crop

( – Insects buzzing over millions of yellow camelina flowers at the UConn Plant Science Farm create a bucolic scene. But belying the simplicity of its appearance….