February 28, 2007

Tully Ice Harvest: History

These days, if you want ice, you just go to the freezer and get it. But some folks remember when ice was delivered door to door in huge blocks.

February 27, 2007

Turbulence: Bumpy Ride

Testing a turbulence prediction system means a bumpy ride for researchers!

February 26, 2007

Tully Ice Harvest : Cutting

At an annual festival in upstate New York, they cut blocks of ice out of a frozen lake and pack them in sawdust. In the summer, they’ll use the ice to make homemade ice cream.

February 23, 2007

Tully Ice Harvest: Prepare

Every year at this time, folks in Tully, New York, harvest ice out of a frozen lake the old-fashioned way, with horsepower and antique tools.

February 22, 2007

Science Diary: Lemurs of Madagascar – Good News/Bad News

An unexpected addition to a lemur group is discovered while searching for the missing Brown.

February 21, 2007

Science Diary: Lemurs of Madagascar – Missing!

Brown, the lemur, is MIA.

February 20, 2007

Cajun Mardi Gras: Biggest Day

When dozens of people in bright costumes, masks and pointy hats are riding around in flatbed trucks raising a ruckus, you can bet you’re in Cajun Louisiana for Mardi Gras.

February 19, 2007

Cajun Mardi Gras: Elton Run

Most of us know about Mardi Gras from the famous festivities in New Orleans. But in rural Louisiana , Cajuns celebrate the holiday in a style all their own.

February 16, 2007

Cajun Mardi Gras: Tickling

There are many ways to celebrate Mardi Gras. In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, it’s organized mayhem.

February 15, 2007

Cajun Mardi Gras: In Disguise

As Cajuns in Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras this week, revelers disguise themselves and beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

February 14, 2007

Cajun Mardi Gras: Feast

Mardi Gras is a holiday with its roots in ancient European traditions. There are good reasons why it happens at this time of year.

February 13, 2007

Ice – Flakes and Frost

How is it that every snowflake is unique? It’s all in the fall!

February 12, 2007

Seasonal Backyard Science – Insects

Even in winter, you can find springtails!

February 9, 2007

Turbulence: Buying Time

Even a few minutes of warning can make for a safer ride when it comes to aircraft turbulence.

February 8, 2007

Science Diary: Lemurs of Madagascar – Volunteer Labor

Knowing the minutiae of what a lemur eats can give scientists information about the health of the animal and its ecosystem.

February 7, 2007

Science Diary: Lemurs of Madagascar – Back to the Field

A Science Diarist studying lemurs returns to the forests of Madagascar.

February 6, 2007

Seasonal Backyard Science – Winter Secrets

When you find grooves in the snow, or piles of pine cone chips- who has been there? Learn about the signs that animals leave behind.

February 5, 2007

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – The Big Picture

How do the actions of individual brain cells add up to human thought and memory? That’s a question still waiting for an answer.

February 2, 2007

Ocean Currents – Southern Ocean

One of the mysteries of science is how do sinking nutrients get back to the surface of the ocean?

February 1, 2007

Bugs in the Water – Living Barometer

Populations shifts of different organisms within the same stream bed can indicate changes in water quality.