September 30, 2005

Musical Brains: Experiment

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

September 29, 2005


Sea horses are not only unique visually, but also in their reproductive behavior.

September 28, 2005

Insects: Silent Crickets

The familiar chirping of crickets is the sound of males trying to attract females. But some male crickets use silence to their advantage.

September 27, 2005


The ecosystem of the western United States is being threatened by invasive plants.

September 26, 2005

Chameleons – Hunt

Searching the rainforests for chameleons is a daunting task!

September 23, 2005

Bugs in the Water – Water Quality

Bugs and organisms offer an indication of environmental changes in the aquatic habitat.

September 22, 2005

Ants & Caterpillars: Sound

Sound – and sweet excretions – are ingredients for harmonious behavior between ants and caterpillars.

September 21, 2005

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 20, 2005

Chameleons – Facts and Myths

The chameleon’s ability to change color has as much to do with communication as it does with camouflage..

September 19, 2005

New Species -Search

Scientists are searching for new species of animals, trying to take advantage of a unique moment in time.

September 16, 2005

Snake River Birds of Prey: History

Raptor populations such as the hawk and prairie falcon, can directly indicate the health of our earthly environment.

September 15, 2005

Snake River Birds of Prey: Prairie Falcons

Prairie Falcons soar to exhilarating heights along eighty-two miles of river canyon in Idaho.

September 14, 2005

Musical Brains: Lullabies

The unique qualities of lullabies transcend age and culture.

September 13, 2005

New Species – Predicting

To help locate undiscovered species of animals, scientists have developed a new way to predict where they might be found.

September 12, 2005

New Species: Tried Not True

To preserve the diversity of life on earth, there’s a great incentive to locate and accurately identify new species as quickly as possible.

September 9, 2005

Musical Brains: Baby Talk

According to a child psychologist at the University of Toronto, baby talk is truly a universal language.

September 8, 2005

Big Trees: Value

For many of America’s oldest trees, imperfection enabled survival.

September 7, 2005

Big Trees: To Be A Champion

Who knows, you may have a Champion Class tree in your yard!

September 6, 2005

Coastal Research – Storm 101

A unique array of instrumentation enable scientists at the Outer Banks Field Research station to take the pulse of the shoreline, even in the midst of a storm.

September 5, 2005

Coastal Research – Teeth of a Storm

What’s it like to be on the end of one of the world’s largest research piers – in the midst of a Nor’easter?

September 2, 2005

Firewalking: Music

Celebrants of Saints Constantine and Helen enter a trance state as they dance over coals.

September 1, 2005

Firewalking: Physics

There’s a physics-based explanation for why villagers in Northern Greece can walk on fiery coals and not burn their feet.