September 28, 2001

Musical Brains: Experiment

Infants are remarkably skilled at recognizing musical variation, even subtle changes in pitch or tempo.

September 27, 2001

Musical Brains: Hard Wired for Music

According to a professor of psychology, at birth, the human mind has an innate ability to recognize musical patterns.

September 26, 2001

Buddhism and Science – The Observer Observed

A scholar of Indo-Tibetan culture proposes that through cultivation of the mind’s faculties, scientists can develop keener observation skills.

September 25, 2001

Buddhism and Science: Tibetan Medicine

When a Tibetan doctor checks your pulse, he’s sensing more than just your heartbeat.

September 24, 2001

Alaskan Native Fishing

You might be surprised to learn what sort of fish gets relegated to dog food by Alaskan native fishermen.

September 21, 2001

The Plague: Could It Happen Today?

Despite the advances of modern medicine, much of the global population is susceptible to infectious diseases.

September 20, 2001

The Plague: Medieval Society

The Plague not only took its toll of human life, it impacted broad areas of social, political, and religious endeavor.

September 19, 2001

The Plague: Origin

Scholars have traced the routes of global epidemics, but the roots of infectious diseases, like bubonic plague, are still unclear.

September 18, 2001

Star Lore – Uses

Throughout history disparate cultures have looked to the stars to navigate and to time their harvests.

September 17, 2001

Star Lore – Orion

It may look like Orion’s belt to us, but other cultures have had their own interpretation of this striking group of stars.

September 14, 2001

Listener Initiative

Our listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.

September 13, 2001

Missing Matter: What is Dark Matter?

There’s something out there, but where is it? Scientists believe that the universe is mostly made up of matter that’s too dark to see.

September 12, 2001

Navajo Sheep: Weaving

Navajo women tend sheep by day, and at night, spin and weave the fine wool from their herds.

September 11, 2001

Navajo Sheep: Spinning

The wool of Churro sheep has a superior quality that is cherished by the Navajo people.

September 10, 2001

Navajo Sheep: Sheep is Life

Churro sheep are deeply revered in the Navajo culture.

September 7, 2001

Weather Making Cities – What Can Be Done To Change It?

Rooftop surfaces and strategically planted trees can ease the heat of urban environments.

September 6, 2001

Weather Making Cities – Description

Meteorological conditions in urban areas are greatly influenced by the cityscape.

September 5, 2001

Hungarian New Bread Celebration

Bread bakers in Hungary take to the road to enrich and broaden their culinary knowledge and craft.

September 4, 2001

Menacing Bullfrogs – Ultimate Predator

A lean, green, eating machine is single handedly responsible for the loss of biodiversity in the Southwestern United States.

September 3, 2001

Blowin’ the Cane: Othar Turner’s Fife and Drum Music

A unique synergy of marching music and rhythms of West African origin is kept alive by Othar Turner, a pioneer of Afro-American fife and drum music.