October 31, 2001

Sounds of All Saint’s Day

A gospel song and a graveyard party: the unique sounds of New Orleans on the Day of the Dead.

October 30, 2001

All Saints’ Day in New Orleans: Holt Cemetery

Among the graveyards of New Orleans, Holt Cemetery is exceptional. Here, the dead are actually buried in the ground.

October 29, 2001

Star Lore – Layers of Lore

The night sky is rich with millennial lore.

October 26, 2001

Biological Invaders – Ecology

Humans are largely responsible for the demise of the biological immunity of ecosystems.

October 25, 2001

Biological Invaders – Biocontrol

The ravage of biological aliens challenge our abilities to control them effectively.

October 24, 2001

Biological Invaders – Aussie Invasions

Australia has played host to unwanted visitors since the 19th century.

October 23, 2001

Biological Invaders – Salvinia

Moving a species to a foreign environment may ultimately require importing another species to control the first.

October 22, 2001

Biological Invaders – Adaptation

Disparate species are being unnaturally relocated without the benefit of time for adaptation.

October 19, 2001

Dolphins: Culture

Researchers believe that some dolphin behavior is akin to culture.

October 18, 2001

Dolphins: Measuring Intelligence

A game of sounds and symbols is playful to dolphins, and a measure of their intelligence to scientists.

October 17, 2001

Dolphins: Recognizing Themselves

Self-recognition is considered a sign of higher intelligence in animals. Can dolphins recognize themselves in a mirror?

October 16, 2001

Dolphins: Repertoire of Sounds

Dolphins have a repertoire of sounds for communication and defining their environment.

October 15, 2001

Weather Making Cities – Wetter Cities

The cityscape is an environment that creates a micro-climate unto itself.

October 12, 2001

Cider Press: Making Cider

Freshly made apple cider is food for thought of past family gatherings.

October 11, 2001

Cider Pressing: A Family Ritual

In upstate New York, Cider-making is the focal point of an annual family ritual.

October 10, 2001

Missing Matter: Wimps

Astronomers tell us that most of the universe is made up of matter that can only be defined in theory.

October 9, 2001

Missing Matter: White Dwarfs

Faint light wafts through the universe as ancient stars burn eternally.

October 8, 2001

Missing Matter: Nature of Dark Objects

When you look at the seemingly endless darkness of space, you are actually observing gargantuan hidden bodies of matter.

October 5, 2001

Caterpillars: Inventory

Compiling a database on caterpillars resembles an elementary school science project.

October 4, 2001

Caterpillars: Another Book in the Library

Caterpillars are part of a living library, rich in information about biodegradation.

October 3, 2001

Caterpillars: And Coffee

What do coffee, caterpillars, and water purity have in common?

October 2, 2001

Caterpillars: Hamburger to the World

Caterpillars are prolific providers of food to divergent species, in a rather unconventional way.

October 1, 2001

Caterpillars: Unknown

One of the world’s most familiar and prevalent creatures is one we know least about.