March 29, 2002

Origins of the Universe – Dark Matter

Almost 90% of the entire universe is matter which cannot be seen, and it is accompanied by unexplained dark energy.

March 28, 2002

Origins of the Universe – South Pole Station

The South Pole provides the best geophysical conditions for scientists to collect accurate data from the universe.

March 27, 2002

Origins of the Universe – Cosmic Background Radiation

Astronomers are observing cosmic radiation to test theories about the creation of the universe.

March 26, 2002

Tree of Life – Medical

Newly recognized phylogenetic relationships have given researchers a frontier for medical exploration.

March 25, 2002

Tree of Life – Renaming

The long held categorization of living things is changing as scientists discover linear relationships between species beyond common characteristics.

March 22, 2002

Tree of Life – DNA

The vast interconnectedness of all living things is being constructed from the individual genes of butterflies to humans.

March 21, 2002

Subway Car Reef: Sea Bass

Black sea bass are now thriving in the waters of Delaware Bay thanks to the collaboration of marine biologists and the New York Transit System.

March 20, 2002

Drugs from the Sea: Research

Researchers are analyzing compounds found in aquatic organisms to study their potential antiviral properties.

March 19, 2002

Drugs from the Sea: Mollusks

Mollusks are one example of organisms being studied for their natural protective compounds.

March 18, 2002

Drugs from the Sea: Platforms

Oil rig platforms provide a rich source of marine organisms for researchers in pursuit of potential pharmaceuticals.

March 15, 2002

Subway Car Reef: Dumping

Subway cars are being recycled as artificial reefs, and marine biologists find they are the perfect design for colonies of aquatic animals.

March 14, 2002

Subway Car Reef: Novel Solution

A seventeen ton metal box seems an unlikely place for for a marine habitat, but in the Delaware Bay it’s home-sweet-home.

March 13, 2002

Tree of Life – Big Picture

DNA sequencing brings scientists closer to the understanding of how all living things are related through time.

March 12, 2002

Stripe Backed Wrens: Name Songs

The bloodlines of stripe-backed wrens can be identified by their distinct repertoire of songs.

March 11, 2002

Stripe Backed Wrens: Way Calls

Scientists are learning the intricacies of acoustical recognition through the songs of Venezuelan stripe-backed wrens.

March 8, 2002

Tree of Life – Intro

Scientists are constructing a familial graph depicting common ancestry for all species.

March 7, 2002

Kincentric Ecology: Yumari

The Raramuri people of Mexico honor their kinship to the earth through song and dance.

March 6, 2002

Kincentric Ecology: Today

The culture of the Raramuri people is a model for a more sustainable way of life in our modern industrialized world.

March 5, 2002

Invertebrates: Importance

Tiny spineless creatures are crucial to the survival of entire ecosystems.

March 4, 2002

Invertebrates: The Consequence of Burning

In South Africa, researchers are finding that invertebrates are threatened by game preserve practices. This discovery could change the way that nature preserves are managed worldwide.

March 1, 2002

Sea Otters: Spring Birth

For sea otter pups in the Pacific ocean the challenges of survival begin at birth.