April 30, 2007

Swifts in the Chimney

Twice a year thousands of Vaux’s Swifts use an elementary school’s furnace as a migratory stopover.

April 27, 2007

Science Diary: Koalas- Finding

Even on an island full of koalas, finding one is much more difficult than it might seem!

April 26, 2007

Deep Ocean: Gorda Escarpment

Marine biologists discover parental care in two deep-sea species.

April 25, 2007

Monkey Research: Wait and Listen

Primate researchers rely on audible clues to locate their subjects in the canopy of the Amazonian rainforest.

April 24, 2007

People of the Corn

For the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico, the corn crop embodies their hearts and souls.

April 23, 2007

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Harmful Habitat?

What shelters some ocean creatures can be deadly to others.

April 20, 2007

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Squirting Squid

Researchers doing some late night dip-netting find a harvest of flashing squid.

April 19, 2007

Carpenter Bees: Sneaky

Some female carpenter bees engage in artifice and deception.

April 18, 2007

Carpenter Bees: Social

Carpenter bees are among the more solitary bees, sometimes living one to a nest.

April 17, 2007

Carpenter Bees: Nest

Bees are resourceful multi-talented insects, and some are skilled carpenters.

April 16, 2007

Hypersonic Aircraft -Surfboard

It’s not surprising that an aircraft that goes unusually fast would also be unusual looking.

April 13, 2007

American Toads: Cross the Road

Why did the toad cross the road? Turns out he had a very compelling reason.

April 12, 2007

American Toads: Birdlike Trill

They may not be as visible or as pretty as Robins, but American Toads produce some of the most melodious sounds of Spring.

April 11, 2007

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Stormy Skies

Best to have your foul weather gear handy when you head out into the open ocean.

April 10, 2007

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Blue Desert

Why is the ocean sometimes green, instead of blue?

April 9, 2007

Early Spring: Marmot’s Choice

Marmots risk starvation because of misleading cues that spring has arrived in the Rocky Mountains.

April 6, 2007

Hypersonic Aircraft -Testing

How do you test an aircraft designed to go many times the speed of sound?

April 5, 2007

Early Spring: Unexpected Conditions

Warming weather and increased snowfall send mixed signals to migrating species.

April 4, 2007

Early Spring: Harbingers

A broad range of species of plants are blooming up to 46 days earlier now than they did three decades ago. The reason, biologists say, is global climate change.

April 3, 2007

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Recovery

Some good news from the world of ocean conservation.

April 2, 2007

Science Diary: Lemurs of Madagascar – Taking Stock

It’s time for a field scientist to pack of the tents and make sense of mountains of data.