January 29, 1999


Off the coast of Argentina, a growing population of sea gulls has become a threat to young Right whales.

January 28, 1999

RIGHT WHALES – Right for Whaling

Before whaling became illegal, right whales were a prize catch.

January 27, 1999

RIGHT WHALES – Calving Grounds

This season, Southern Right whales are breeding in the waters off the coast of Argentina.

January 26, 1999

SLIME MOLDS – Unexpected Music

For millennia, slime molds have done their job of feeding on leaf litter diligently, but silently– until now.

January 25, 1999


Slime Molds: they’re slimy; they’re shapeless and they move to a beat.

January 22, 1999


Studying Jupiter’s moon Io may be like looking back into the history of our own planet.

January 21, 1999

GALILEO – Plasma Waves

There’s a lot we can learn by listening to the gasses which surround planet Jupiter.

January 20, 1999

GALILEO – Journey to Jupiter

A group of NASA scientists take a celestial billiards shot.

January 19, 1999

GALILEO – The Launch

For the team of scientists at work on Project Galileo, the shuttle’s launch is a time of great expectations.

January 18, 1999


An ongoing NASA project studies Jupiter and its four largest moons.

January 15, 1999

RAMADAN – Thanksgiving

During Ramadan, devout Muslims make an effort to free themselves from impurity.

January 14, 1999


This holiest month in the Islamic calendar is a time for Muslims to turn their attention to family and faith.

January 13, 1999


Mandrills move in huge groups of females and infants. So where are all the males?

January 12, 1999


When a Mandrill troop decides to relocate, it can sound as if the whole forest is moving.

January 11, 1999


This month is the peak of the birthing season for Mandrills in West Africa.

January 8, 1999

ICE HARVEST – Clearing the Channel

Just in case you thought your winter nights were arduous, here’s a history lesson from the days of ice harvesting.

January 7, 1999


For members of a dairy farming community, keeping perishables cold year-round has always been a necessity.

January 6, 1999

ICE HARVEST – The Process

A retired ice harvester takes us through the process of transporting hundred pound blocks of ice.

January 5, 1999


In the days before refrigerators, winter was the season for ice harvesting.

January 4, 1999

ANTARCTICA-Working the Ice

For those working in the Antarctic, knowing the ice is a matter of survival.

January 1, 1999

F.I.R.E.- The Puzzle

NASA scientists are trying to make sense of the vast jigsaw puzzle that is the Earth’s climate.