Puerto Rico Check-In; Antarctic Plant Fossils; Words + Color

Feb 1, 2018

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A Kansas Citian just returned from his first trip back to Puerto Rico since it was devastated by two hurricanes. We hear how recovery is going from his on-the-ground perspective.

Then: when you think of Antarctica, you may picture a vast land covered with snow. But did you know that plants used to grow there? A scientist is back from an Arctic expedition with plant fossils that she collected — fossils that may tell us something about how life withstands climate change.

Also: A local researcher, whose work was recently featured in a New Yorker article, looks into how people used language to categorize and describe colors.