May 31, 2007

Deep Ocean: High Pressure Trap

A marine biologist is attempting to do what has never been done before- catch live fish at ocean depths of over 5000 feet and study their behavior in a laboratory.

May 30, 2007

Corn: Monoculture

Fewer varieties of corn threatens the heritage of a Mesoamerican culture.

May 29, 2007

Rainforest Research: Greatest Dangers

What is the most threatening aspect of research in the Amazonian rainforest? Timber……!!!!

May 28, 2007

Medicinal Weeds- Origins

People have used medicinal plants for centuries, but how was this knowledge first learned?

May 25, 2007


In honor of Azorean Portuguese ancestors and a beloved queen, the festival of Chamarita is one of humble origin.

May 24, 2007

Medicinal Weeds-Examples

They’re poisonous if used improperly, but in the hands of an expert, they can save lives.

May 23, 2007

Intelligent Flight Control Systems – Plane with a Brain

How is an airplane like a human brain?

May 22, 2007

Science Diary: Exploring Tibet-Stone Tools

Thousands of years after they were made, the scraps from a tool-making session are found.

May 21, 2007

Science Diary: Exploring Tibet-Human Adaptation

Humans living in high-altitude regions have developed different biological adaptations to these extreme conditions.

May 18, 2007

Medicinal Weeds-Bioactive

Farmers and gardeners have been fighting weeds since time immemorial. Now it may time for the weeds to fight for us.

May 17, 2007

Medicinal Weeds-Getting to Know Them

Highland Maya children can often identify as many as 100 plants. How many local plants are you familiar with?

May 16, 2007

Intelligent Flight: What is it?

Flying an airplane could one day be safer, thanks to an invisible copilot.

May 15, 2007

Science Diary: Exploring Tibet – Bad Roads

Before Science Diarist Mark Aldenderfer can start his research in Western Tibet, he has to get there!

May 14, 2007

Science Diary: Exploring Tibet – Monsoon Politics

Climate change thousands of years ago may have changed a culture.

May 11, 2007

Medicinal Weeds-Overlooked Resource

Common pokeweed is being studied as a potential remedy for HIV.

May 10, 2007

Medicinal Weeds-Living Pharmacy

It’s the world largest pharmacy and it may be no further than your back yard.

May 9, 2007

Science Diary: Koalas- Success!

At last! A research team finally spots a well-hidden koala.

May 8, 2007

Science Diary: Koalas- Tracking

Join in the hunt as researchers track down koalas!

May 7, 2007

Science Diary: Koalas- Goats

The koalas of Australia’s St. Bee’s Island have an unlikely adversary – goats.

May 4, 2007

Medicinal Weeds- In Praise of

You’d be surprised to learn how many medicinal plants are considered to be “weeds”.

May 3, 2007

Shorebirds: Western Sandpipers & Humans

Development along the California coastline is having an impact on Western Sandpipers and other shorebirds.

May 2, 2007

Shorebirds: Western Sandpipers Migration

Western Sandpipers are in a “frequent flyer” class of their own.

May 1, 2007

Shorebirds: Montague Island

Once a year on Alaska’s Montague Island, whole populations of shorebirds feast on a plethora of herring eggs.