October 31, 2003

Sounds of All Saint’s Day

A gospel song and a graveyard party: the unique sounds of New Orleans on the Day of the Dead.

October 30, 2003

All Saints’ Day in New Orleans: Holt Cemetery

Among the graveyards of New Orleans, Holt Cemetery is exceptional. Here, the dead are actually buried in the ground.

October 29, 2003

All Saint’s Day in New Orleans

Right now in New Orleans, they’re preparing for All Saint’s Day, when the dead are honored with both reverence and humor.

October 28, 2003

Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition for Carrie Hamby.

October 27, 2003


A strong tasting fish has maintained its stature in the heritage of Scandinavian culture.

October 24, 2003

Penguins and Global Warming

Global warming threatens the delicate balance of sea ice and life sustaining nutrients for Adelie penguins living in Antarctica.

October 23, 2003

Diwali: Goddess of Good Fortune

The Hindu goddess of good fortune is worshipped during a ceremony of light and chanting, for blessings of spiritual wealth and enlightenment.

October 22, 2003

Diwali: Bathing the Gods

Divine statues are bathed with milk, honey, and other symbolic offerings during the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

October 21, 2003


Diwali is a luminous celebration of enlightenment.

October 20, 2003

Antpitta: The Reserve

A rare species of bird is protected in its forest habitat, high in the mountains of southern Ecuador.

October 17, 2003

Antpitta: Discovery

How does one discover a new species of bird? Listen up!

October 16, 2003

Paralysis Technology -Brain Power

Soon paralyzed patients my be able to grasp objects with a device that is controlled by their own thoughts.

October 15, 2003

Paralysis Technology -Controlling the Hand

Quadriplegic patients can now do common tasks with the aid of a device that uses shoulder movements to control their paralyzed hands.

October 14, 2003

Paralysis Technology – FES

Electrical stimulation is enabling quadriplegic patients to grasp objects.

October 13, 2003

Mites: Controlling

Scientists are testing botanical compounds to help control honeybee mites.

October 10, 2003

Mites and Bees

An epidemic of mite infestations is threatening North American bee colonies.

October 9, 2003

Biological Invaders – Ecology

Humans are largely responsible for the demise of the biological immunity of ecosystems.

October 8, 2003

Biological Invaders – Biocontrol

The ravage of biological aliens challenge our abilities to control them effectively.

October 7, 2003

Biological Invaders – Aussie Invasions

Australia has played host to unwanted visitors since the 19th century.

October 6, 2003

Biological Invaders – Salvinia

Moving a species to a foreign environment may ultimately require importing another species to control the first.

October 3, 2003

Biological Invaders – Adaptation

Disparate species are being unnaturally relocated without the benefit of time for adaptation.

October 2, 2003

Dolphins: Culture

Researchers believe that some dolphin behavior is akin to culture.

October 1, 2003

Dolphins: Measuring Intelligence

A game of sounds and symbols is playful to dolphins, and a measure of their intelligence to scientists.