January 31, 2007

Ocean Currents – Sinking Nutrient

Scientists are just beginning to understand how the dynamics of the ocean effect the life within it.

January 30, 2007

Ocean Currents – Breath of Life

Did you know where half of the photosynthesis on earth takes place?

January 29, 2007

If There Were No Monkeys

How do you regenerate a rainforest? First get some monkeys; nature will take care of the rest.

January 26, 2007

Fire Ants – Ecological Bullies

You could say Brazilian fire ants are at the top of “America’s Most Unwanted” list.

January 25, 2007

Fire Ants – Wreaking Havoc

Infestations of Brazilian fire ants in the southeastern United States are like a scenario from a sci-fi thriller.

January 24, 2007

In Praise of Dungbeetles

Dung beetles of the Amazon bring new meaning to the word “recycling”.

January 23, 2007

Turbulence: Gusty Wind

You’ve probably experienced the stomach-wrenching effects of turbulence – but what exactly is it?

January 22, 2007

Natural Shapes – New Materials

The next generation of aircraft will not only look more like birds, but it might feel like them, too – thanks to new materials.

January 19, 2007

Of Seeds, Dung, and Monkeys

Monkeys are a virtual “Garden Club” of the Amazonian rainforest.

January 18, 2007

Geobacter – Origins of Life

A recently discovered group of hardy microorganisms are giving scientists clues to the evolution of life on earth.

January 17, 2007

Roma – Amplified Music

Roma music is eclectic, contemporary, and loud!

January 16, 2007

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Hoping for Life

Once a brain sample is collected, it’s a race against time to keep the tissue alive long enough to record data.

January 15, 2007

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Collecting a Sample

To study disorders like epilepsy, you need samples of diseased brain tissue.

January 12, 2007

Geobacter – Electricity From Mud

A recently discovered group of microorganisms have the ability to clean up contaminated groundwater.

January 11, 2007

Hummingbirds – Brain Structure

The brain structure of hummingbirds has given researchers something to think about.

January 10, 2007

Star Lore – Planets and Kings

Throughout history, mortals have projected their earthly beliefs onto the sky.

January 9, 2007

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Understanding Epilepsy

When a group of neurons are overactive, it causes a seizure. By learning more about how neurons work, John Beggs hopes to find a cure for disorders such as epilepsy.

January 8, 2007

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Chattering Neurons

Hearing a friend’s voice from across a crowded room is nothing impressive, but how about recognizing the signal of a single neuron?

January 5, 2007

Blue Whales

They dominate the ocean’s soundscape with a pitch perfect trans-oceanic call.

January 4, 2007

Roma – Census

For Roma, census-taking is not just a matter of counting heads.

January 3, 2007

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Avalanche!

How do brain cells network? Think avalanches and the game of ‘telephone.’

January 2, 2007

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Glitch

Analyzing the workings of the human brain is difficult enough when everything works as it should. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t.

January 1, 2007

Hawaiian-Japanese New Year – Food

For one listener who grew up in Hawaii, New Year’s day always meant a feast of traditional Japanese foods.