Forest Fires and Spider Silk

A depiction of a forest fire in California. "Wildfire in California" by BLM - http://www.blm.gov/photos/netpub/server.np?find&catalog=catalog&site=BLM&field=Keywords&op=contains&value=wildfire&sorton=Cataloged&&template=details.np&offset=77. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wildfire_in_California.jpg#/media/File:Wildfire_in_California.jpg

This week, we delve into the science of forest fires and forest rejuvenation, and how climate change disrupts that cycle. Then on Science Faction, we learn about how spider silk can be used by humans in many strange and unexpected ways. Hear from Utah State University’s Dr. Randy Lewis & BioArt Laboratories’ Jalila Essaïdi about “Spider Silk Superpowers.”

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