October 31, 2002

Caterpillars: Another Book in the Library

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

October 30, 2002

Caterpillars: And Coffee

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

October 29, 2002

Curling: A Most Social Game

The skillful game of curling calls for a high level of sporting etiquette.

October 28, 2002

Curling: History in Stone

What originated as a 17th century Scottish game of sliding rocks around on ice is now an international Olympic sport.

October 25, 2002

Curling: Intro

What does a 42 pound granite stone have in common with the game of chess?

October 24, 2002

Dingo: All in the Family

Dingoes are wild dogs with a surprisingly tight knit family structure.

October 23, 2002

Dingo: Hybrid Dog

In Australia, pure bred dingoes are becoming extinct.

October 22, 2002

Dingo: Wild Dog of Australia

For thousands of years, dingoes have been pets on two continents. Today, their proliferation is causing havoc in Australia.

October 21, 2002

Caterpillars: Hamburger to the World

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

October 18, 2002

Owl Feathers: Hearing

Its asymmetric ears and surrounding facial feathers enable and owl to receive sound much like a satellite dish.

October 17, 2002

Owl Feathers: Mechanics of Silent Flight

A raptor biologist reveals the uncanny resources of an owl’s stealthy flight.

October 16, 2002

Owl Feathers: Nocturnal

The silent flight of the nocturnal owl aids its ability to catch prey at night.

October 15, 2002

Caterpillars: Unknown

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

October 14, 2002

Fall Leaves: Recipe For a Rainbow

Nucleotides, sunny days, cool nights and soil Ph are some ingredients of the arboreal recipe for a terrestrial rainbow.

October 11, 2002

Fall Leaves: Family Tree

Genetic coding of individual leaves make for the resplendent beauty of Fall foliage.

October 10, 2002

Chili Roasting: Technique

During the months of New Mexico’s chili harvest, the people of Santa Fe share a common pride in diverse cooking techniques of their beloved peppers.

October 9, 2002

Chili Roasting: Firey Tradition

In late summer, the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico are filled with local ranchers, propane roasters and chili pepper enthusiasts.

October 8, 2002

Fall Leaves: Brilliant Survival

A magnificent display of autumnal leaves is nature’s cue that trees are preparing for the winter ahead.

October 7, 2002

Cultural Forest

In northeastern Thailand, scientists are learning lessons from indigenous people on how to manage the endangered forest ecosystem.

October 4, 2002

Africa: Surma Stick

Stick fighting among the Surma tribe of Africa is fierce and violent. But they do it in the name of love.

October 3, 2002

Africa Ceremonies: Surma Thumb Piano

The Surma people of Ethiopia celebrate courtship season with exotic body painting and music played on thumb pianos.

October 2, 2002

Damselfish: The Tune of a Fish

Snaps and clicks are all part of a male damselfish’s elaborate courting ritual.

October 1, 2002

Mushrooms: Web

Fungi come in some surprising shapes and sizes.