June 30, 2006

Kincentric Ecology – Language

The language of the Raramuri people is interwoven with the elements of nature.

June 29, 2006

Kincentric Ecology – Family

All of nature is kindred to the people of the Raramuri culture in Mexico.

June 28, 2006

Soil Litter – Unidentified Species

Biology’s latest frontier is as close as your own backyard.

June 27, 2006

Soil Litter – The Food Web

There’s a dense population under our feet that sustains life for us above the ground.

June 26, 2006

Soil Litter – Soil As Living Skin

Soil is bio-dynamic: it has the capacity to filter pollutants and transform elements into organic matter.

June 23, 2006

Soil Litter – Temperate Zones

Climatic variances and geological history determine the biological make-up of soil.

June 22, 2006

Narwhal Tusks – Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.

June 21, 2006

Narwhal Tusks – Sensitivity

How does a whale say ‘ouch’? Scientists studying the narwhal’s unusual tusk-like tooth try to tackle that problem.

June 20, 2006

Narwhal Tusks- Tubes

Tender teeth hurt, so why would an animal swimming in frigid waters have an 8-foot long sensitive tooth?

June 19, 2006

Redback Spiders-Vibrations

For Redback spiders, the web is an extended sensory organ.

June 16, 2006

Redback Spiders: Mating Sacrifice

For Male Redback spiders, wooing a female means courting death.

June 15, 2006

Wethersfield: Fire/Encampment

Fire making circa 1776 was a “revolutionary” technique.

June 14, 2006

Hurricane Observation – Emily

65,000 feet in the air, alone, staring down the eye of a hurricane ? It’s all in a day’s work for ER-2 research pilots.

June 13, 2006

Hurricane Observation – High Altitude Lab

High-altitude planes use a variety of onboard research instruments to study both earth and space.

June 12, 2006

Hurricane Observation – Pilot

Research pilots fly high above the tumult of a hurricane, capturing data from sea level on up.

June 9, 2006

Wethersfield: Rifles

Rifles were the sophisticated weaponry of the Revolutionary War, used by an elite corps on the periphery of battle.

June 8, 2006

Wethersfield: Skirmish

Travel back in time 226 years, as the Second Continental Light Dragoons prepare for a British invasion.

June 7, 2006

Wethersfield: General Washington

Wethersfield, Connecticut has a special place in American history, and every June, folks come here to celebrate it.

June 6, 2006

Crows – Tools

Humans aren’t the only animals with tools. One species of crow has a whole arsenal of instruments that it uses to snag its dinner.

June 5, 2006

Crows – Playing Tricks

Crows and ravens are not only tricksters in Native Alaskan mythology – sometimes their wily games even help them to snag a free dinner.

June 2, 2006

Crows – Not Just a Bird Brain

Crows do remarkably well on intelligence tests. These “feathered apes” can solve problems and make tools.

June 1, 2006

Crows: To Tell a Crow from a Raven

Crows and ravens may both be large, black birds, but they have very distinct voices.