April 28, 2006

Horseshoe Crabs – Part of The Food Web

Horseshoe crabs are being harvested for bait, threatening their survival as well as the migrating birds which depend upon them for food.

April 27, 2006

To Soar – Riding Thermals

Scientists are trying to teach computers to learn from nature and fly like the birds – riding hot air thermals.

April 26, 2006

Meteorites – Catastrophists

In the 19th century, geologists were split – did catastrophic events or slow, constant processes shape the surface of the Earth? Now, it looks like both groups might have been right.

April 25, 2006

Butter – Simple Samples

Air pollution monitoring is nothing new, but now scientists are turning to a new source of data: dairy cows.

April 24, 2006

Butter – Think Global

Scientists are analyzing butter to better understand pollutants found in the grass that cows feed upon.

April 21, 2006

Holy Week, Greek Orthodox Easter – Conquering Death

This week, Greeks around the world celebrate one of their most important holidays of the year – Orthodox Easter.

April 20, 2006

Holy Week, Greek Orthodox Easter – Bringing Light

Beautiful hymns mark the celebration of Easter at the first Greek Orthodox Church in the Americas.

April 19, 2006

Horseshoe Crabs: Free Lunch To Birds

The breeding grounds for horseshoe crabs is a vital stopover for thousands of migrating birds.

April 18, 2006

Horseshoe Crabs: Mass Spawners

They’re older than dinosaurs, and part of the secret to their success is the way they breed.

April 17, 2006

Caves: Ancient Life

Tiny creatures found in salt water caves are giving scientists clues about an ancient super-continent.

April 14, 2006

Butter – Monitoring Pollutants

Scientists have hit upon a cheap and effective pollution monitoring tool – butter.

April 13, 2006

Butter – Persistent Pollutants

Just because a pollutant gets banned, it doesn’t mean it has gone away. In fact, detectable traces of it might be in your refrigerator.

April 12, 2006

Caves: Living Fossils

While exploring underwater caves, divers made a startling discovery — primitive animals whose ancestors have been swimming in these waters for millennia.

April 11, 2006

Caves – Mars Connection

Ancient salt water caves harbor ecosystems similar to what life on Mars might have once been like.

April 10, 2006

Caves – Diving

Scientists investigating underwater caves must brave dangerous conditions.

April 7, 2006

To Soar Like a Bird

Thermals allow birds to swoop and soar with grace. And now researchers are trying to teach unmanned aircraft to do the same.

April 6, 2006

Sea Otter – Breaking The Human Bond

Marine biologists play surrogate mom to injured sea lions, taking care that their young charges don’t get too attached to them.

April 5, 2006

Sea Otter – Recovery

Once hunted for their fur, Sea Otters have been saved from extinction thanks to the efforts of conservation biologists.

April 4, 2006

Geologist – Mapping

We know a lot about the world around us, but how much do we know about the ground beneath us? Geologists are mapping it out.

April 3, 2006

Termites: Insect Hydro-Power

Could termites be the key to a clean energy future? Some think that this unpopular insect may be the solution for cheap hydrogen power.