November 30, 2004

Cultural Forest

In northeastern Thailand, scientists are learning lessons from indigenous people on how to manage the endangered forest ecosystem.

November 29, 2004

Antarctic Lakes: Antarctica Alive

Did you know that the ice in Antarctica contains as much bacterial life as all of Earth’s lakes and streams?

November 26, 2004

Africa Ceremonies: Surma Thumb Piano

The Surma people of Ethiopia celebrate courtship season with exotic body painting and music played on thumb pianos.

November 25, 2004

Damselfish: The Tune of a Fish

Snaps and clicks are all part of a male damselfish’s elaborate courting ritual.

November 24, 2004

Dirt-Eating Parrots: Health

The eating habits of parrots may provide a solution to one of the world’s most urgent health problems

November 23, 2004

Dirt-Eating Parrots: Humans

People in many parts of the world eat clay on a regular basis. It may sound strange, but scientists say it’s healthy.

November 22, 2004

Mushrooms: Web

Fungi come in some surprising shapes and sizes.

November 19, 2004

Damselfish: Gone Fishing?

Monitoring damselfish populations in Barbados will help scientists around the world better manage fish reserves.

November 18, 2004

Dirt-Eating Parrots

Some parrots have an unusual dietary habit that may be keeping them alive –they eat clay.

November 17, 2004

Peat Bogs: Time Bomb

Peat bogs in western Siberia are a huge carbon store, but they’re in danger of thawing out.

November 16, 2004

Mushrooms: Forest

To find a mushroom, you sometimes need to know the tree it’s likely to be growing on.

November 15, 2004

Antarctic Lakes: Contamination

When you’re drilling through ice miles thick, how do you keep your samples from becoming contaminated?

November 12, 2004

Peat Bogs: Living Dead

What’s larger than the state of Texas, thousands of years old, and both good and bad for the Earth’s climate?

November 11, 2004

Knitting: Dyed in the Wool

Many natural materials can be used to dye or stain a sock.

November 10, 2004

Antarctic Lakes: Time Capsule

Lakes buried under ice in Antarctica hold more than information about Earth’s past climate- they contain unique microorganisms.

November 9, 2004

Knitting: Machine

For the past twenty-five years, a pair of sisters have been making wool socks- from sheep to finished product.

November 8, 2004

Cowbirds: Learning

How can a bird raised by other species come to recognize its own kind?

November 5, 2004

Peat Bogs: Underground Plants

Learn how and where peat bogs form.

November 4, 2004

Cowbirds: Parasites

All cowbirds are raised as orphans, and parenting a young cowbird is no easy task.

November 3, 2004

Finch: Song Change

On the Galapagos Islands, a scientist is trying to find out some of the secrets behind the dynamics of bird song.

November 2, 2004

Sacred Life

All of life is sacred. Some reflections from Native Americans remind us of our connection to the natural world.

November 1, 2004

Antarctic Lakes: What Lies Beneath

Buried under two and a half miles of ice, lakes in Antartica hold a 20 million year old secret.