September 30, 2003

Dolphins: Recognizing Themselves

Self-recognition is considered a sign of higher intelligence in animals. Can dolphins recognize themselves in a mirror?

September 29, 2003

Dolphins: Repertoire of Sounds

Dolphins have a repertoire of sounds for communication and defining their environment.

September 26, 2003

Star Lore – Layers of Lore

The night sky is rich with millennial lore.

September 25, 2003

Weather Making Cities – Wetter Cities

The cityscape is an environment that creates a micro-climate unto itself.

September 24, 2003

Missing Matter: Wimps

Astronomers tell us that most of the universe is made up of matter that can only be defined in theory.

September 23, 2003

Missing Matter: White Dwarfs

Faint light wafts through the universe as ancient stars burn eternally.

September 22, 2003

Missing Matter: Nature of Dark Objects

When you look at the seemingly endless darkness of space, you are actually observing gargantuan hidden bodies of matter.

September 19, 2003

Caterpillars: Inventory

Compiling a database on caterpillars resembles an elementary school science project.

September 18, 2003

Caterpillars: Another Book in the Library

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

September 17, 2003

Caterpillars: And Coffee

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

September 16, 2003

Caterpillars: Hamburger to the World

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

September 15, 2003

Caterpillars: Unknown

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

September 12, 2003

Cider Press: Making Cider

Freshly made apple cider is food for thought of past family gatherings.

September 11, 2003

Cider Pressing: A Family Ritual

In upstate New York, Cider-making is the focal point of an annual family ritual.

September 10, 2003

Buddhism and Science – The Observer Observed

A scholar of Indo-Tibetan culture proposes that through cultivation of the mind’s faculties, scientists can develop keener observation skills.

September 9, 2003

Buddhism and Science: Tibetan Medicine

When a Tibetan doctor checks your pulse, he’s sensing more than just your heartbeat.

September 8, 2003

Alaskan Native Fishing

You might be surprised to learn what sort of fish gets relegated to dog food by Alaskan native fishermen.

September 5, 2003

Musical Brains: Experiment

Infants are remarkably skilled at recognizing musical variation, even subtle changes in pitch or tempo.

September 4, 2003

Musical Brains: Hard Wired for Music

According to a professor of psychology, at birth, the human mind has an innate ability to recognize musical patterns.

September 3, 2003

Horseshoe Crabs: Free Lunch To Birds

The breeding grounds for horseshoe crabs is a vital stopover for thousands of migrating birds.

September 2, 2003

The Plague: Medieval Society

The Plague not only took its toll of human life, it impacted broad areas of social, political, and religious endeavor.

September 1, 2003

The Plague: Origin

Scholars have traced the routes of global epidemics, but the roots of infectious diseases, like bubonic plague, are still unclear.