August 29, 2003

Star Lore: Uses

Throughout history disparate cultures have looked to the stars to navigate and to time their harvests.

August 28, 2003

Star Lore – Orion

It may look like Orion’s belt to us, but other cultures have had their own interpretation of this striking group of stars.

August 27, 2003

Missing Matter: What is Dark Matter?

There’s something out there, but where is it? Scientists believe that the universe is mostly made up of matter that’s too dark to see.

August 26, 2003

Navajo Sheep: Weaving

Navajo women tend sheep by day, and at night, spin and weave the fine wool from their herds.

August 25, 2003

Navajo Sheep: Spinning

The wool of Churro sheep has a superior quality that is cherished by the Navajo people.

August 22, 2003

Navajo Sheep: Sheep is Life

Churro sheep are deeply revered in the Navajo culture.

August 21, 2003

Weather Making Cities – What Can Be Done To Change It?

Rooftop surfaces and strategically planted trees can ease the heat of urban environments.

August 20, 2003

Weather Making Cities – Description

Meteorological conditions in urban areas are greatly influenced by the cityscape.

August 19, 2003

Hungarian New Bread Celebration

Bread bakers in Hungary take to the road to enrich and broaden their culinary knowledge and craft.

August 18, 2003

Menacing Bullfrogs – Ultimate Predator

A lean, green, eating machine is single handedly responsible for the loss of biodiversity in the Southwestern United States.

August 15, 2003

Fractal Music: Mountain

The hills are alive with the sound of mathematics?

August 14, 2003

Fractal Music

Not only can you paint by numbers, you can listen to them too!

August 13, 2003

Silk: Manufacture

Silk by another name is protein with glue.

August 12, 2003

Silk: Caterpillars

A little caterpillar + a big appetite and a lot of help = the world’s finest fabric.

August 11, 2003

Silk: Strongest Fabric

Silk is as rich in its history as in its aesthetic.

August 8, 2003

Spices & Microorganisms: Evolution

The taste of food through the ages may have been influenced more by the evolution of microorganisms than a fickle palate.

August 7, 2003

Spices & Microorganisms: Spice Trade

The economics of the historical spice trade may have had scientific origins.

August 6, 2003

Spice Cabinet: Medicine Cabinet

Climate has had a distinct influence on the spices used in regional cuisine and their efficacy.

August 5, 2003

Spices: Germ Killers

Spices can enhance your health as well as the taste of your food.

August 4, 2003

Summer Memories

The sounds of summer are memorably rich throughout one’s life.

August 1, 2003

Menacing Bullfrogs: Reducing Their Population

Catching bullfrogs is no longer child’s play.