Feature Stories

Veritalk logo imposed over peacock feathers
February 9, 2018
In this episode, PhD student Dakota McCoy, who studies Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, asks why birds of paradise evolved to have brightly colored feathers. Then she asks an even bigger question: Why did some of these brightly colored birds also develop super-black feathers?Read More
Katie Kohn
February 8, 2018
Witches and plucky girls, princesses and vampires: In fairy tales, at least, females have power. While feminism has long mined fables and folk tales for both archetypes and answers, filmmakers have done the same to create arresting heroines and... Read More
Veritalk logo imposed over peacock feathers
February 8, 2018
Victoria Hwang and Annie Stephenson use bird plumage as the inspiration for their work on structural color. It turns out that replicating some of nature's most impressive colors is actually pretty tricky.Read More