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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: All I Got Was a Bellyache (for the Week of May 31, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-all-i-got-was-bellyache-week-may-31-2009

    May 31, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: What does that mean, "Blech, nurdley"?   A. It means that marine animals sometimes eat nurdles — plastic pellets — and scientists say it can hurt them. The animals mistake the nurdles for something good to eat, like fi ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: About Arctic Shrinkage (for the Week of Dec. 30, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-about-arctic-shrinkage-week-dec-30-2007

    December 30, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: So scientists say that the Arctic ice cap is melting — getting smaller. Two questions: What do they say is the reason? And what do they say is going to happen to the polar bears? A.: Scientists blame global climate change, ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Again with the Recycled Pencils (for the Week of Sept. 28, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-again-recycled-pencils-week-sept-28-2008

    September 24, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: So what are those recycled pencils like?   A. Pretty much like regular pencils. You hold them the same. You write with them the same. I have one here in my hands. It's made out of recycled newsprint. It's painted ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick (for the Week of Jan. 7, 2007): Warmer Winters, Sooner Weevils

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-week-jan-7-2007-warmer-winters-sooner-weevils

    December 21, 2006 Q.: Dear Twig: How do scientists know there's global warming — global climate change — going on? A.: The short answer: research. I'll start with one example from my home, Ohio State. Dan Herms studies insect pests that bother t ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chucks with Gnarly Choppers! (for the Week of March 30, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-chucks-gnarly-choppers-week-march-30-2008-1

    March 28, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Woodchucks? Needing braces? Of what might you be talking, Twiggis?   A. Last week, as I was digging up dirt on woodchucks chucking, I found a weird report. Then, too, three more like it. Cases where a bad-luck chuck could neit ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chub? What it is (for the Week of April 29, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-chub-what-it-week-april-29-2007-1

    April 23, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: My friend went fishing and caught a chub. Chub? I don't even know what that is! A. "Chub." "Chub." A wonderful word. Fun to write! And fun to say! With a "chuh"! An "uh"! A "bu ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chickens on the White House Lawn (for the Week of Feb. 1, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-chickens-white-house-lawn-week-feb-1-2009-1

    February 1, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: You said I can maybe raise chickens in my own backyard. What about the President? Can he raise chickens in his backyard, too?   A. Yes. If President Obama wants to raise chickens on the White House lawn, he can. Or his daugh ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chickens in Your Own Backyard (for the Week of Jan. 25, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-chickens-your-own-backyard-week-jan-25-2009-1

    January 25, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Can I raise chickens in my backyard?   A: First ask your parents if you haven't already. Then check (maybe with your parents' help) the zoning laws where you live. Zoning laws tell people what they can and can' ...

  9. Sen. Brown, USDA Official Scuse Visit OARDC

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/sen-brown-usda-official-scuse-visit-oardc

    September 2, 2010 WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, visited the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) on Wednesd ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Carnivorous Chipmunks? (for the Week of June 7, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-carnivorous-chipmunks-week-june-7-2009-1

    June 7, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Do chipmunks eat meat?   A. Yes. Sometimes. If by "meat" you mean parts of animals and by "animals" you mean them in general, including invertebrates. One study called "Food Habits of Chipmunks" fou ...

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