February 28, 2005

Melting Polar: Antarctica

Global warming seems to be melting the North Pole, but the earth’s rising temperature is expected to have a very different effect on the South Pole.

February 25, 2005

Melting Polar Ice Cap: Intro

The Arctic icecap appears to be melting, and some scientists say that within a century, the North Pole will be an open sea during the summer months.

February 24, 2005

Big Bang – Silent Bang?

The ‘Big Bang’ was really more of a Big Crescendo!

February 23, 2005

Big Bang – Moment After Conception

Astronomers are using information from microwaves to learn about the beginning of structures in the universe.

February 22, 2005

Big Bang – Echoes in Space

Light energy from the Big Bang has been translated into sound waves!

February 21, 2005

Big Bang – The Beginning

When the universe was born, there was more light than matter.

February 18, 2005

Red Squirrel: Sweet Treat

Red Squirrels may be nature’s original harvesters of Maple sugar.

February 17, 2005

Seasonal Backyard Science – Holes

Grey squirrels have two homes – winter and summer, and woodpeckers help in the renovation process of the winter dwelling.

February 16, 2005

Seasonal Backyard Science – Every Tree Tells A Story

Examining a fallen tree can reveal a lot about the animals that have used it.

February 15, 2005

Seasonal Backyard Science – Insects

Even in winter, you can find springtails!

February 14, 2005

Seasonal Backyard Science – Winter Secrets

When you find grooves in the snow, or piles of pine cone chips- who has been there? Learn about the signs that animals leave behind.

February 11, 2005

Cajun Mardi Gras: Elton Run

Most of us know about Mardi Gras from the famous festivities in New Orleans. But in rural Louisiana , Cajuns celebrate the holiday in a style all their own.

February 10, 2005

Cajun Mardi Gras: In Disguise

As Cajuns in Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras this week, revelers disguise themselves and beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

February 9, 2005

Cajun Mardi Gras: Tickling

There are many ways to celebrate Mardi Gras. In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, it’s organized mayhem.

February 8, 2005

Cajun Mardi Gras: Biggest Day

When dozens of people in bright costumes, masks and pointy hats are riding around in flatbed trucks raising a ruckus, you can bet you’re in Cajun Louisiana for Mardi Gras.

February 7, 2005

Cajun Mardi Gras: Feast

Mardi Gras is a holiday with its roots in ancient European traditions. There are good reasons why it happens at this time of year.

February 4, 2005

Sunspots: Butterfly Diagram

Just what is a sunspot, really?

February 3, 2005

Pantanal: Tracking Peccaries

In the Pantanal region of Brazil, researchers are tracking Peccaries with radio transmitters. to learn more about the habits of these elusive creatures.

February 2, 2005

Pantanal: Peccaries

Peccaries roam in herds across the wetlands of the Pantanal in Brazil; and these shy, pig-like animals are vital to the health of this vast ecosystem.

February 1, 2005

Pantanal – Birds

Working in Brazil’s Panatanal, the largest wetlands in the world, researchers study the tremendous variety of local birds by capturing them in mist nets, banding and releasing them.