This go 'round on WUOT's The Method, Christine Jessel talks to researchers who are trying to give batteries a boost. That could mean cheaper goods and more power in your electronic devices. Then, Brandon Hollingsworth sits down with University of Tennessee entomologist John Skinner to find out what could explain the mysterious disappearance of bees in North America and Europe.
The East Tennessee city of Collegedale is on the verge of being the first municipality in the state to grant health care benefits to all domestic partners.
Collegedale City Commission members passed the first reading of a plan to give the same benefits that married city workers receive to heterosexual and same-sex partners of city employees. Collegedale commissioners voted 4 to 1 in favor of including domestic partners in the city benefits plan. A second reading of the plan is expected in August.
If you want to find out if a rare bird like the Prairie Warbler is living near you, you can stand out in a field and listen for its call. But that could take hours. Or days. Or months. And you still might miss it.
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce predicts that getting a job is going to get tougher in the coming years. Nationwide, through the year 2020, growth is projected for high-skilled jobs, but employment in manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting is expected to decline.
The US Army announced a restructuring plan yesterday, which means cutting the number of active-duty combat brigades and decreasing the service by 80,000 soldiers. The plan will affect Fort Campbell, on the Tennessee - Kentucky border.
Maybe he was looking to find a place where he could get a good night's sleep. Maybe he was lonely and looking for a little female companionship. Or maybe he was inspired by the story of an 82 year-old nun who broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge last summer.
No, says Knoxville Zoo Mammal Curator Amy Flew, the young black bear seen scaling one of the zoo's perimeter fences early this morning was probably just looking for food. And for the record, she says no one is sure whether the bear was actually a "he".