The rash of Super Tuesday tornadoes in Tennessee is already prompting researchers to study just how the twisters formed and how intense they were. In the wake of the outbreak, WPLN News interviewed several weather experts about what happened, the science of tornadoes and some commonly held misconceptions.
Wildlife officials are employing a growing number of tools in the war against invasive Asian carp, including electrofishing.
Listen / A long-nosed, 125-pound aardvark arrived at the Nashville Zoo last weekend. One-year-old Winsol is the first aardvark to come to the zoo, and is part of the Animal Ambassador program — which means he will soon be doing outreach events.
Listen / The Tennessee Valley Authority says in a new review of its facilities that it needs to invest in renewables, including solar energy, to stay competitive. But some environmentalists are questioning the utility’s commitment to the idea.
Listen / Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation is planning to construct a small “pocket park” in North Nashville. The project is part of the city’s 10-year Greenway’s Master Plan to increase the number of green spaces across the city.
A massive room in East Tennessee is now home to the fastest supercomputer in the world. Oak Ridge National Laboratory officially unveiled the machine called Summit late last week, which takes up the size of two tennis courts.
Listen / To many, a pound is a pound and a gallon is a gallon. But setting those exact standards is one of the basic functions of government. It’s even in Article I of the U.S. Constitution, alongside coining money. Now, the state of Tennessee has a new lab — entirely dedicated to checking whether […]
Listen / Tim Wildsmith isn’t your typical Southern Baptist youth minister. He’s used to holding thorny discussions on issues that the youth group members of Nashville’s First Baptist Church face, like dating and sex. Now, science has been added to that list — namely, how it can and does coexist with faith.
Listen / Tim White works for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. That puts him on the front line of any change in the state’s fauna, including the arrival of armadillos.
Listen / A scientist who happens to be a world-class distance swimmer has traveled the length of the Tennessee River — all 652 miles of it, through multiple states.