July 30, 2004

Pantanal – Listening to Jaguars

In the Pantanal (wetlands) region of Brazil, the top predator could be the next big tourist attraction.

July 29, 2004

Kaqchikel – Philosophy

In a Guatemalan school, teachers strive to educate children of their Kaqchikel heritage.

July 28, 2004

The Lobster’s Violin: Why They Do It

Spiny lobsters are particularly vulnerable during their molting stage, but uniquely equipped to ward off predators with a deafening sound.

July 27, 2004

Seed Dispersal – Lemurs

Which animals plants use to disperse their seeds affects what the fruits of the plant look and smell like

July 26, 2004

Pantanal – Calling Jaguars

Natural clues and gimmickry are all in a days work for studying jaguars in the wild.

July 23, 2004

Bread: Lightness of Being

Microorganisms and slinky like coils of protein – it’s all in the chemistry of bread making.

July 22, 2004

Seed Dispersal – Animals

Why using animals to disperse their seeds is a good strategy for many plants.

July 21, 2004

Kaqchikel – Musician

For a Guatemalan school teacher, playing music was his destiny.

July 20, 2004

Earthquake Prediction- INSAR

Find out about a new technology that could be used to track the movements of the Earth and greatly improve our understanding of the Earth’s dynamics.

July 19, 2004

The Lobster’s Violin: What It’s for

The spiny lobster has a unique “home alarm system”.

July 16, 2004

Seed Dispersal – 101

What are the different strategies plants use to spread their seeds around?

July 15, 2004

Kaqchikel: Wedding

In Kaqchikel tradition, a wedding is a progressive event – starting at the home of the groom.

July 14, 2004

Earthquake Prediction- Art or Science?

Hear about how people have tried to predict earthquakes.

July 13, 2004

Bread: Primordial

What do you know about one of mankind’s oldest staples?

July 12, 2004

Climate Change and Extinction

Find out how global climate change will likely affect the distribution and survival of many plant and animal species.

July 9, 2004

Lisbon Festival

Citywide parties, music, and parades – it’s a month of merrymaking in the city of Lisbon.

July 8, 2004

Earthquakes – 101

Learn where earthquakes happen and hear a description of the Earth’s constantly moving crust.

July 7, 2004

The Lobster’s Violin: How It’s Done

Find out what a spiny lobster and a Stradivarius have in common.

July 6, 2004

Madagascar- Masoala National Park, Diversity of

Masoala National Park in Madagascar is a small piece of paradise and an important home to many plant and animal species.

July 5, 2004

Corn: Cooking

The annual Corn Festival of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico, celebrates the diverse uses of this important crop.

July 2, 2004

Deep Ocean: High Pressure Trap

A marine biologist is attempting to do what has never been done before- catch live fish at ocean depths of over 5000 feet and study their behavior in a laboratory.

July 1, 2004

Corn: Monoculture

Fewer varieties of corn threatens the heritage of a Mesoamerican culture.