November 30, 2006

South Asian Vultures – Nature’s Undertakers

The vultures of South Asia play a crucial role in their local ecosystem.

November 29, 2006

Hummingbirds – Imitative Songs

Hummingbirds are tiny virtuosos of the animal kingdom.

November 28, 2006

Natural Shapes – Trial by Wind

What makes one wing shape more effective than others?

November 27, 2006

Natural Shapes – Animal Inspiration

A shark in the wind tunnel? Stay tuned.

November 24, 2006

Roma – Origins

Scholars are demystifying the origins of the Roma/gypsy culture.

November 23, 2006

Star Lore – Comets

For thousands of years comets have been looked upon as dire omens for the future, but these celestial phenomenon are actually messages of the past.

November 22, 2006

Insect Flight – Virtual Reality

It’s harder to fool a fly than you might think! Researchers turn to virtual reality to collect the data they need from these most flexible flyers.

November 21, 2006

Insect Flight- More Than a Flap

Flies have built-in bio-instrumentation that human aviators can only marvel at.

November 20, 2006

Insect Flight – Stunt Flyers

How can flies accomplish their myriad stunts? It’s all in the design!

November 17, 2006

Gribbles – Solutions

Wood borers are a challenge to researchers exploring environmentally safe ways to protect submerged wooden structures.

November 16, 2006

Gribbles – Importance

Gribbles are an essential “cleanup crew” for our oceans and estuaries.

November 15, 2006

Mosses of Cape Horn – World’s Most Versatile Plant?

Traditional uses of mosses reveal some of their remarkable qualities.

November 14, 2006

Mosses of Cape Horn – Just add water

Meet one of the masters of suspended animation.

November 13, 2006

Poison Frogs – Bioprospectors

Natural toxins are the source of many pharmaceuticals. Researcher think that poisonous frogs may be a shortcut to finding these compounds.

November 10, 2006

Attack of The Gribbles

These tiny wood-boring crustaceans have plagued man-made structures since the days of Columbus.

November 9, 2006

Ventana: We’re Still Here

The Ohaloni Rumsin people proudly practice traditions of generations past.

November 8, 2006

Ventana: Dances of Our People

A grandmother’s story inspires a young boy to seek knowledge and share wisdom about his Indian heritage.

November 7, 2006

Poison Frogs – Toxic Lunch

Where does the poison in toxic frogs come from?

November 6, 2006

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain

Science Diarist John Beggs explains what makes neuroscience like the Wild West.

November 3, 2006

Hindukush Beekeeping – Honey Hunters

Bees dwell amidst the high cliffs of the Himalayas, producing prized honey and sustaining the local ecosystems.

November 2, 2006

Hindukush Beekeeping – The Bee Project

Hindukush beekeepers benefit from the knowledge of an international bee farming project.

November 1, 2006

Hindukush Beekeeping – Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous people of the Himalayan Hindukush region offer valuable knowledge to scientists studying bees.