February 28, 2006

Paralysis Technology – FES

Electrical stimulation is enabling quadriplegic patients to grasp objects.

February 27, 2006

Mites: Controlling

Scientists are testing botanical compounds to help control honeybee mites.

February 24, 2006

Biological Invaders – Ecology

Humans are largely responsible for the demise of the biological immunity of ecosystems.

February 23, 2006

Geologist – Senses

To identify a rock, geologists have been known to smell and even taste their specimens.

February 22, 2006

Biological Invaders – Biocontrol

The ravage of biological aliens challenge our abilities to control them effectively.

February 21, 2006

Mites and Bees

An epidemic of mite infestations is threatening North American bee colonies.

February 20, 2006

Cell Sounds – Diagnostic

Well, your heart sounds good, let’s hear what your cells have to say.

February 17, 2006

Biological Invaders – Aussie Invasions

Australia has played host to unwanted visitors since the 19th century.

February 16, 2006

Elephant Seismic Detection – Hearing

An elephant listens with… its toenails?!

February 15, 2006

Biological Invaders – Salvinia

Moving a species to a foreign environment may ultimately require importing another species to control the first.

February 14, 2006

Cell Sounds – Death

For the first time on the radio–the sound of Death!

February 13, 2006

Cell Sounds: Experiments

Want to make a cell scream? Pour a little vodka on it!

February 10, 2006

Thaipusam – Trance

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is a day where devotees turn their attention away from the physical world.

February 9, 2006

Elephant Seismic Detection – Underground

If you feel the ground shake, perhaps you’d better do as the elephants do: listen DOWN.

February 8, 2006

Biological Invaders – Adaptation

Disparate species are being unnaturally relocated without the benefit of time for adaptation.

February 7, 2006

Cell Sounds – Listening

What is the sound of one cell singing?

February 6, 2006

Cell Sounds – Noise

“With a song in my cell?” Yes, even the building blocks of life have gotten into the act.

February 3, 2006

Lobsters – Home

Welcome to the ‘hood: lobsters battle it out with their new neighbors.

February 2, 2006

Weather Making Cities – Wetter Cities

The cityscape is an environment that creates a micro-climate unto itself.

February 1, 2006

Buddhism and Science: Tibetan Medicine

When a Tibetan doctor checks your pulse, he’s sensing more than just your heartbeat.