January 31, 2006

Meteorites: Sudbury Evidence

Scientists are finding clues to what caused a cataclysmic explosion two billion years ago.

January 30, 2006

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the Chinese New Year celebration is a time for dressing in new clothes, giving gifts to family members and acting on one’s very best behavior.

January 27, 2006

Lobsters – Motherhood

Imagine carrying your babies around by the thousands while swimming through rough seas. That’s life for a mother lobster.

January 26, 2006

Dolphins: Culture

Researchers believe that some dolphin behavior is akin to culture.

January 25, 2006

Dolphins: Measuring Intelligence

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

January 24, 2006

Dolphins: Recognizing Themselves

Self-recognition is considered a sign of higher intelligence in animals. Can dolphins recognize themselves in a mirror?

January 23, 2006

Dolphins: Repertoire of Sounds

Dolphins have a repertoire of sounds for communication and defining their environment.

January 20, 2006

Lobsters – Courtship

From competition to cohabitation, learn a bit about lobster loving!

January 19, 2006

Meteorites – Antarctica

Quick, what’s the best spot in the world for finding meteorites?

January 18, 2006

Meteorites – Finding

Would you know a meteorite if you saw one?

January 17, 2006

Weather Making Cities – What Can Be Done To Change It?

Rooftop surfaces and strategically planted trees can ease the heat of urban environments.

January 16, 2006

Weather Making Cities – Description

Meteorological conditions in urban areas are greatly influenced by the cityscape.

January 13, 2006

Lobsters – Taste

Meet the gourmands of the sea.

January 12, 2006

Meteorites – Sudbury Impact

Think our weather is bad? At least what falls from the sky doesn’t feel like a nuclear explosion!

January 11, 2006

Alaskan Russian Orthodox Christmas – Christmas Gifts

In rural Alaska, carolers wend their way from house, carrying an ornate star, and sharing in communal gifts.

January 10, 2006

Alaskan Russian Orthodox Christmas: Starring

Russian traders left the legacy of their traditions in Anchorage Alaska, including the Christmas-time practice of “starring”.

January 9, 2006

Plough Monday – Tradition

Imagine a holiday like Halloween, with a bit of Mardi Gras thrown in, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what Plough Monday was like – in 18th century rural England.

January 6, 2006

Three Kings Day: Traditional Music

The Christmas season in Puerto Rico lasts from Thanksgiving to January, and it’s filled with traditional local music.

January 5, 2006

Three Kings Day – The Magi

One of our listeners returns to his homeland of Puerto Rico each year for the celebration of the Epiphany.

January 4, 2006

Three Kings Day – Parranda

“It’s Christmas caroling – Puerto Rican Style!” In the days leading up to the Feast of Epiphany, the sounds of Parrandas are heard throughout the island.

January 3, 2006

Three Kings Day – Holiday Foods

In Puerto Rico, Three Kings Day is a festival for the palate, with savory traditional foods such as roasted pig.

January 2, 2006

Plough Monday – Purpose

Once a year, riotous behavior gave farm workers an escape from social constraints in 18th century England.