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sciencebitstextScience Bits are short, “for-everyone” lessons in everyday science, produced by journalist Rebecca Coffey and distributed to television stations nationwide.

SCIENCE BITS: WILD BIRD REHAB

A licensed wild bird rehabilitator talks about a barred owl blinded by impact with an automobile.

SCIENCE BITS: OBSERVATION

In the “Humans in the Natural World” science course at The Putney School, freshman observe changes over the course of a season on “their” plots of land.

SCIENCE BITS: THE NEW AMERICAN ACCORDION FAMILY

Children used to grow up and move directly into independence (or so we believe). Now their parents launch them … and launch them … and launch them … and launch them. Is this necessarily a problem? Or is it a healthier way to parent young adults? Developmental psychologist Dr. Martha Straus talks about the new American “accordion” family.