June 30, 2003

Weeping Icon

Pilgrims travel to a small monastery in Texas to witness a phenomenon.

June 27, 2003

Locusts: Avoiding Collisions

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

June 26, 2003

Locusts: Nature

Scientists are taking a close look at what locusts do very well – get out of the way of onrushing objects.

June 25, 2003

Locusts: Star Wars

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

June 24, 2003

Ants & Caterpillars: Interdependence

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

June 23, 2003

Ants & Caterpillars: Sound

Sound – and sweet excretions – are ingredients for harmonious behavior between ants and caterpillars.

June 20, 2003

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – History

For Swedish Americans the Summer solstice brings light to their hearts.

June 19, 2003

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – Dance

Maryland is the site of an annual celebration where folks of all ages delight in dancing around a maypole until the sun sets.

June 18, 2003

Eisteddfod: Welsh Singing Competition

A series of talent competitions are rooted in ancient Welsh history.

June 17, 2003

Crete – Singing Up the Sun

The celebration of the Cretan cherry harvest continues until dawn, for men singing ancient local songs, callded rezydika.

June 16, 2003

Crete – Cherry Festival

In a small Cretan village, the annual cherry harvest brings revelry punctuated with gunshots and music.

June 13, 2003

Designing From Nature

What are the challenges facing a designer who looks to nature for her inspiration?

June 12, 2003


Sea horses are not only unique visually, but also in their reproductive behavior.

June 11, 2003

Hurricane Service

A fellowship service inspires human qualities in the face of natural disasters.

June 10, 2003

Appalachian Spring: Poke & Ramps

Springtime brings the culinary delight of wild ramps to this Appalachian community.

June 9, 2003

Appalachian Spring: Plant Pharmacy

In rural Appalachia, if you need to get to the drug store for something ailing you, the remedy might be found growing outside your door.

June 6, 2003

Insects: Silent Crickets

The familiar chirping of crickets is the sound of males trying to attract females. But some male crickets use silence to their advantage.

June 5, 2003

Slurry Technology: Medical Uses

Paramedics using a new kind of ice slurry could help save victims of stroke and cardiac arrest.

June 4, 2003

Slurry Technology: Air Conditioning

A type of slurry, similar to the rainbow colored variety we enjoy in slush drinks, is a futuristic element for large scale structural cooling.

June 3, 2003

Bugs in the Water – Living Barometer

Populations shifts of different organisms within the same stream bed can indicate changes in water quality.

June 2, 2003

Bugs in the Water – Water Quality

Bugs and organisms offer an indication of environmental changes in the aquatic habitat.