Insects http://nwpr.org en If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First http://nwpr.org/post/if-you-want-teach-kids-history-try-grossing-them-out-first How would a man in a suit of armor go to the bathroom? That inquiry into medieval sanitation is just one of many unlikely topics that have come up around Sarah Albee's dinner table. Albee, a children's book author, has been trying to get middle schoolers interested in history. Her strategy is to look at it through the lens of something that gets kids' attention, namely: things that are gross. Mon, 19 May 2014 16:07:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46143 at http://nwpr.org If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First Something Smells: Invasion Of The Stink Bugs! http://nwpr.org/post/something-smells-invasion-stink-bugs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest researchers are teaming up to stop an invasion of stink bugs moving across the region. The bugs, which can smell like dirty gym socks, ruin tree fruit and grape vines. Those crops are vital to Northwest agriculture.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:57:44 +0000 Courtney Flatt 43017 at http://nwpr.org Something Smells: Invasion Of The Stink Bugs! After The Fire, Bring On The Bugs http://nwpr.org/post/after-fire-bring-bugs <p>Charred Northwest forests are already a-buzz with new life: bugs. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:25:30 +0000 Jessica Robinson 16046 at http://nwpr.org After The Fire, Bring On The Bugs Warm Winter Means Buggy Spring In Southern Idaho http://nwpr.org/post/warm-winter-means-buggy-spring-southern-idaho <p>Here come the bugs. It was a warm winter in the southern half of Idaho, in Montana and points east. That means insects are emerging earlier and will have longer breeding seasons. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:53:04 +0000 Austin Jenkins 5720 at http://nwpr.org Warm Winter Means Buggy Spring In Southern Idaho