Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

Animals, including humans, feel sound as well as hear it, and some of the most meaningful audio communication happens at frequencies that people can't hear. Elephants, for example, use these low-frequency rumbles to, among other things, find family or a mate across long distances. Whales do it, too.But you don't have to weigh a ton to rumble. In fact, you don't have to be bigger than a pea. Consider, for example, the treehopper, a curious little sap-sucking insect that lives on the stems of...
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Vacation, all I ever wanted....

Aug 26, 2015

Vacation time gives you the opportunity to take a break in body, mind and spirit.

Justin Fox Burks

Sweet corn is the perfect thing to eat right now - seasonal, fresh and perfect with almost nothing added to it.

Magnolia Pictures

Many Memphians collaborated on the "fun" political documentary "Best of Enemies," says Commercial Appeal film critic John Beifuss.  

Ambrose Jones

Passing a comedy club on his way home from work, Ambrose Jones found the courage to grab the mic. Now, the Memphian is a full-time comic.

A Summer Exercise Plan

Aug 19, 2015

Summertime is perfect for starting an exercise plan.

Jennifer Chandler

There is nothing better than a ripe, juicy summer tomato.

Magnolia Pictures

Robert Gordon's latest film analyzes the intellectual battle that, he says, gave birth to today's culture wars.

The Benefits of Massage

Aug 12, 2015

A massage may seem like a luxury, but there are many health related benefits to receiving a massage.


If you're not familiar with Italian ice, you need to try it!

Jennifer Chandler


A family's peach cobbler recipe inspires Jennifer Chandler's advice on how to get the perfect crust. Oh, and let's not forget to add grandmother's secret ingredient. Wink Wink.




Disgruntled Nashville Family Challenges New Airbnb Regulations In Court

Hear the radio version.Note: This story has been updated to elaborate on the Andersons' case.A Nashville ordinance regulating short-term rentals, includingAirbnb, is facing its first legal challenge. The lawsuit, filed by the Beacon Center of Tennessee, is focusing on one provision that makes it harder for property owners to rent out their homes full-time.P.J. and Rachel Anderson have occasionally rented out their Germantown home on Airbnb to help pay off their mortgage. They recently started...
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Public School Advocates Rally For Local Control, Against Influence of Charter Schools

Local advocates for public schools held a protest in front of the Little Rock School District’s headquarters Thursday to a call for a return to local control and an end to charter schools in the state.Anika Whitfield with the Coalition to Reclaim Our Schools in the Little Rock School District said she believes the state takeover of the district and the increasing presence of charter schools in the state will negatively impact minority students."What a lot of places are doing are now lowering...
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