July 31, 2002

Ants & Caterpillars: Interdependence

Did you ever consider an ant to be the perfect baby-sitter?

July 30, 2002

Kaqchikel – Philosophy

In a Guatemalan school, teachers strive to educate children of their Kaqchikel heritage.

July 29, 2002

Detector Dogs: Uses

With the sensitivity to detect odors at a microscopic level, researchers believe dogs may one day sniff out disease.

July 26, 2002

Kaqchikel – Musician

For a Guatemalan school teacher, playing music was his destiny.

July 25, 2002

Bread: Preserving

Contrary to popular belief, refrigeration is not the best way to preserve the freshness of bread.

July 24, 2002

Thornbugs: Size Isn’t Everything

Big sounds come from small packages.

July 23, 2002

Thornbugs: Listening To

For thornbugs the medium moves the message.

July 22, 2002

The Lobster’s Violin: Why They Do It

Spiny lobsters are particularly vulnerable during their molting stage, but uniquely equipped to ward off predators with a deafening sound.

July 19, 2002

Kaqchikel: Wedding

In Kaqchikel tradition, a wedding is a progressive event – starting at the home of the groom.

July 18, 2002

Detector Dogs: Candidates

For canine candidates of scent detection, “there’s more than meets the nose.”

July 17, 2002

Detector Dogs: Training

Training dogs for specialized scent detection is a masterly science.

July 16, 2002

Lisbon Festival: Parade

Each year city dwellers compete with extravagant costumes, choreography and music – it’s the pageantry and pride of the annual Lisbon parade.

July 15, 2002

Lisbon Festival: Intro

Citywide parties, music, and parades – it’s a month of merrymaking in the city of Lisbon.

July 12, 2002

Locusts: Avoiding Collisions

Research on locusts will someday result in an automobile collision avoidance system.

July 11, 2002

Locusts: Star Wars

Blockbuster movie plays neuroscience lab: “Action potentials” soar!!

July 10, 2002

Pantanal – Listening to Jaguars

In the Pantanal (wetlands) region of Brazil, the top predator could be the next big tourist attraction.

July 9, 2002

Pantanal – Calling Jaguars

Natural clues and gimmickry are all in a days work for studying jaguars in the wild.

July 8, 2002

Kaqchikel: San Juan Parade

The San Juan Procession, in Guatemala, is rich with music from handmade instruments and steeped in ancestral tradition.

July 5, 2002

Bread: Lightness of Being

Microorganisms and slinky like coils of protein – it’s all in the chemistry of bread making.

July 4, 2002

Kaqchikel: Marimba Festival

For the indigenous people of Guatemala, the marimba is more than a musical instrument – it’s a patriotic symbol!

July 3, 2002

Bread: Primordial

What do you know about one of mankind’s oldest staples?

July 2, 2002

The Lobster’s Violin: What It’s for

The spiny lobster has a unique “home alarm system”.

July 1, 2002

The Lobster’s Violin: How It’s Done

Find out what a spiny lobster and a Stradivarius have in common.